PhD Scholarships Position in Technical University of Denmark – DTU

Designation/Position- PhD Scholarships

Technical University of Denmark – DTU invites application for PhD Scholarships position from eligible and interested candidates 

About- DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Their 5,800 employees advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries.

Research/Job Area-Materials physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, artificial intelligence and related areas 

Location- Technical University of Denmark – DTU

Eligibility/Qualification– The successful PhD candidates should have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry or engineering or possibly a degree in computer science or informatics, with an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree in engineering.

A successful candidate:

  • has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects. 

Research group favor candidates with experience in materials physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, artificial intelligence and related areas.

Job/Position Description- A number of PhD scholarships positions will be offered at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) in connection with a new initiative on Autonomous Materials Discovery (AiMade, AiMade is a four-year cross-disciplinary project that is focused on establishing a platform for accelerated, autonomous materials discovery of clean energy materials through creation of a common data-infrastructure and holistic ontology for materials data, connecting data and information from simulations, characterization, synthesis and testing, spanning multiple time- and length-scales. The project revolves around four central competence areas plus a general machinery, involving different sections of the department and experts in various fields, from computational materials design and machine learning, to advanced synthesis and in situ characterization, and testing. 

3 PhD students will be hired in relation to the project. The titles of the projects are:

  1. High temperature fuel cells and electrolysis, from metadata to longer lifetimes
  2. Inverted neural networks for optimizing permanent magnet structures
  3. Machine Learning Orchestrated Discovery and Synthesis of Organic Energy Material

The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years for the PhD projects and conditioned on the enrolment in the relevant PhD school at DTU. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

The employments are expected to start January 1st, 2019 or soon thereafter.

How to Apply- Research group must have your online application by 10 December 2018.

Remember to specify which subproject/position you are applying for (you can apply for more than one).

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it. 

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

For Contact- If you need further information concerning these positions, please contact Project manager, Professor Tejs Vegge at [email protected] or the individual project leaders.

Please do not send applications to these e-mail addresses, instead apply online as described below.

Last Date for Apply– 10 December 2018 

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