LCA Post Doc at Argonne National Lab

Argonne National Lab (ANL) announces position in Vehicle Materials Life Cycle Analysis. ANL has been conducting assessments of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels over the last 25 years.  In recent years, ANL has worked closely with auto,and energy industries, as well as governmental agencies, to evaluate energy and environmental effects ofadvanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels.

The GREET (Greenhouse gases, RegulatedEmissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model is developed at Argonne. It estimates energy use andemissions on a life-cycle basis for conventional and alternative vehicle/fuel systems.  The GREET modelhas more than 20,000 registered users worldwide, including academia, industry, and regulatory agencies.  For more information about the GREET model, see

The candidate will examine life-cycle energy consumption and environmental impacts from the production of conventional, electric, and other vehicles and their component parts.  pecifically, the candidate will examine a number of materials either currently used or under consideration for use in vehicle lightweighting.  Lightweighting has been identified as a primary means for meeting upcoming federal CAFE requirements (34.1 mpg by 2016, 54.5 mpg by 2025), but it is important to consider lightweighting from a systems perspective, thus including not only the vehicle efficiency benefits, but also the potential increases in vehicle cycle burdens. Additionally, the candidate will research the production of component parts and assembly of lithium-ion batteries, including the metal compounds that comprise battery active materials.  To carry out this research, the candidate will work with data sources in the literature and interact with government, industry, and non-profit groups to obtain additional data.

Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. in materials, chemical, mechanical, or environmentalengineering, natural resource science or other related areas and be familiar with energy and environmental impacts of material and vehicle production.  A good knowledge of lithium-ion batteries is also desirable.  Candidates should have computer programming skills in MS Excel and Visual Basic. Good oral and written communication skills are also required.

Argonne National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our work force.

For further information, contact Dr. Jarod Kelly at (630) 252-6579 or at