Open Calls

We run a regular calls for conference and mobility funding. Watch this space for updates!

Call for Postdoctoral Research Associates

Heriot-Watt is hiring 2 postdoctoral research associates to work on different projects in CO2 capture and carbon dioxide removal. We’re looking for talented people who are self-propelling and have a strong drive to tackle climate change. PhD in chemical engineering or similar is required, as is experience in mathematical and process modelling, technoeconomic analysis, and/or machine learning. We’re an equal opportunity employer who welcome applications from groups underrepresented in engineering and science.

Position 1:

Position 2:

SURVEY for Hosting/Participation to a STSM/VM 

Dear TrANsMIT Members,
We are in our second year of the cost action. We have the opportunity to fund research stays in the form of short-term scientific missions (STSMs) and virtual missions (VMs) this year. These research stays should contribute to the objectives of TrANsMIT focusing on process modelling, techno-economic or environmental analysis of CCUS technologies/systems.

We would like to know your interest in either hosting or going for a STSM/VM this year until October. Please fill up a short form before 2 Feb 2024. Link to the form is

Looking forward to your responses.

Thanks and best regards,


Call for WGs Meeting:

Dear TrANsMIT Members,

We are pleased to announce that the next Working Groups meeting of the TrANsMIT COST Action will be held on 14-15 March 2024 in the Net Zero Innovation Centre, which is a part of Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK.

Since we cannot cover expenses for all our members now, we want to open the call for participation in this meeting. For details, please see the attachment. Please keep in mind that the deadline for submission of applications is 25th of January.

If you want to be part of the event without financial support from COST, please let us know.

Best regards,


Recently approved Short-Term Scientific Missions

1. Life cycle assessment of a synthetic methane production process by hydrogenation of carbon dioxide from direct air capture
(Dawid Hanak from Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre, Teesside University, UK will visit Universita Delgi Studi Del Sannio, Italy)

2. Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of a Power-to-Biofuels ‎‎‎Plant with CO2 Utilization
(Hamed Ghiasirad from Silesian University of Technology, Poland will visit Karlstad University, Sweden)

3. Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of the Carbon Capture Technology Integration to Primary Aluminium Production
(Ilayda Ozbag Togacar from Materials Science and Nanotechnology Department, Yeditepe University, Turkey will visit University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic)

4. Development of sulfur-resilient methanation catalyst for CO2 utilization in the iron and steel industry
(Manuel Bailera from School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Zaragoza, Spain will visit Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

5. Synthesis of periodic mesoporous organosilicas CO2-adsorbents modified with bissilylated diradicals
(Mirtha Lourenço from CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials,
University of Aveiro, Portugal will visit University of Iceland, Iceland)

Recently approved grants

1. Impact of biochar and organic amendments on macronutrients adsorption in a high infiltration potential soil
Erdona Demiraj, The 12th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, June 19 – 21, 2023

2. Carbon and carbon-dioxide stored in pedunculed oak from company perspective – a basic calculation
Tajana Kruhak, The 12th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, June 19 – 21, 2023

3. Parametric analysis of a systems using biomass digestion and high-temperture electrolysis process for biofuels production
Towhid Ghelizadeh Baris, The 12th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, June 19 – 21, 2023

4. Techno-economic analysis of hydrogen and SNG production system with electricity generation and storage functionality
Daria Katla, The 12th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, June 19 – 21, 2023

5. Identification of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) Pathways in the Oltenia region
Sorin Anghel, 28th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), July 11 – 20, 2023


Recently approved Virtual Short-Term Scientific Missions

1. State of play of current harmonisation approaches of life cycle assessment of carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions
(Ioan-Robert Istrate from Leiden University, Netherlands will collaborate with University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic)

2. Review of Guidelines for Techno-economic Assessment of Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies
(Prithvi Kiran Joshi will collaborate with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)