Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Ph.D. STUDENT INTERNSHIP - Air Separation Technology in Allentown, Pennsylvania

23120BRReq No.:23120BRJob Description and Qualifications:Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an opening for a Ph.D. Student Internship at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Successful candidate will use their skills in zeolite materials synthesis, characterization and development. The position will be in the ASU Purifications Group, which is a part of our Air Separation Technology Team focused on research and development of new adsorbent materials and processes supporting our air separation businesses, and particularly those focused on front end cleanup of air for large scale separation processes.

This assignment is 11 weeks in length.

Potential areas where interested candidate can be involved includes (but not limited to):

  • Development of new zeolite crystallization chemistries for synthetic zeolites.

  • Physical characterization and application of zeolites in front end purification processes.

  • Filing of IP covering new zeolite synthesis processes.


  • Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering, with experience in materials synthesis and development

  • Strong commitment to laboratory safety

  • Solid materials chemistry background with fluency in a variety of solid state materials characterization techniques

  • Preferably, experience in kinetic and equilibrium adsorption measurements is desired

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Good organizational skills

Optional Qualifications:

  • Fluency in experimental design, particularly around materials synthesis

  • Significant experience in zeolite crystallization processes

  • Familiarity with zeolite and adsorption literature

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company had fiscal 2017 sales of $8.2 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 15,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for a phone screen or interview will be contacted.

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

Job Title:Ph.D. STUDENT INTERNSHIP - Air Separation TechnologyEmployment Type:North America - Exempt Employment Status:Co-Op/InternType of Relocation Benefits Provided:NoneLocation:US-PA-AllentownCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:Global Gases Technology