PhD Scholarships

DTU Chemical Eng.
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The PhD projects will be conducted at the CHEC Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering. CHEC is internationally recognised with respect to research in combustion, emission control, gasification, modelling, cement production, advanced measurements in boilers and catalysis. 

DTU Chemical Engineering seeks qualified candidates for a number of vacant PhD positions. Candidates are invited to apply for a specific project from the list. Additional information concerning individual project proposals should be obtained by following the links below or contacting the supervisors. 

  • Combustion Chemistry in Marine Engines. PhD position in the area of high-pressure combustion chemistry in internal combustion engines. The research project involves development and validation of reaction mechanisms for dual-fuel oxidation, e.g., n-heptane/methane and n-heptane/LPG. 
  • Optimization of geo-polymer cement production technology. The possibilities to make an efficient geopolymer cement production with a potential for commercial utilization shall be investigated in this PhD project. The study will include tests of alkali activated materials, and an investigation of the possibilities for optimizing and upscaling of the production process. 
  • Ash transformation in waste boilers and optimization of novel steam superheater. The PhD will investigate the influence of boiler operation conditions on a superheater that will be installed on a full scale waste to energy plant in Næstved, Denmark. The project will include furnace chamber measurements, development of new advanced measuring equipment, and CFD calculations.

Applicable for all scholarships

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

The assessment of the applications will be done by the supervisors.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Glarborg, or Senior researcher Peter Arendt Jensen,  

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Please submit your online application no later than 23 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”, please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the above list of PhD projects or individual research projects).

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 – in the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.