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Electrochemical Engineer

  • Engineering & Product
  • Full-time
  • Houston, TX

Posted on May 16, 2024

About Solidec

Solidec is a climate tech startup based in Houston, Texas, spun out of Rice University. We are redefining chemical manufacturing by making chemicals from only water and air. Chemicals today are made using fossil feedstocks and fossil energy, and they account for over 40% of industrial carbon emissions. With our breakthrough technology, it is our mission to reverse decades of emissions and generate sustainable chemicals for years to come.

Position Overview

We are looking for an Electrochemical Engineer to join our team. As an Electrochemical Engineer, you will be responsible for developing, testing, and improving our electrochemical reactors. You will work closely with our technical team to evaluate and execute our technology development strategy. This role includes testing lab-scale reactors, while also offering the opportunity to build and test larger pilot-scale systems as we scale.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Designing and performing experiments to evaluate performance of electrochemical reactors

  • Working with our technical team to identify methods to improve performance and lower costs of electrolyzers

  • Interfacing with design engineers to improve and/or troubleshoot single-component and system design

  • Analyzing data and presenting results to our technical team

  • Growth opportunities include techno-economic modeling, process modeling, stack design, proposal writing, and pilot system design/assembly

What We’re Looking For

  • MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field of study (PhD preferred) OR 3+ years of laboratory experience with electrochemical cells (e.g., fuel cells, electrolyzers, electrodialysis, or batteries)

  • Hands-on experience with electrochemical system design and characterization techniques

  • Preferred: Experience in membrane-electrode assemblies, electrodialysis, or electrodeionization

  • Preferred: Experience in fabrication or characterization of ion-exchange membranes and resins

  • Ability to learn/work efficiently

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Prioritization of safety in the laboratory

  • Ability to move 25 pounds 

Characteristics We’re Looking For

  • Individuals with enthusiasm and conviction for creating global impact

  • Innovators to develop transformative solutions

  • Collaborators who excel in working with others

  • Problem-solvers with a can-do mindset

  • People with authentic character who value others

Why Solidec?

  • People: We care for people, not just our product.

  • Innovation and Impact: Join our team to deliver new technologies to market that will have long-standing effects on our climate.

  • Learning: We are a small team, so every day brings a new challenge that we get to solve together.

  • Growth Opportunities: We are growing quickly, and so will you. We will reward you for it.

  • Competitive Benefits: We offer competitive salary, equity options, insurance, and flexible vacation.


  • Competitive salary and equity package

  • 401K

  • Medical/dental/vision

  • Unlimited vacation policy


If you are passionate about sustainability and solving climate challenges, we want to hear from you! Please submit your application; we look forward to seeing if we might be able to work together.

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