Professor in Multiscale Characterization of Energy Materials

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The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) at DTU, invites applications for a position as professor in multiscale characterization of energy materials.

DTU Energy has a major focus on the green transition, in particular the development of materials, components, devices, and systems for new and improved sustainable energy technologies for energy conversion and storage. Our research covers electrolysis, P2X, fuel cells, batteries, thermal energy storage, energy harvesting, and more.

As our new professor, you will join a department of 220 inspiring colleagues, located centrally at DTU Lyngby Campus. One of our important values is cooperation, and we believe that we reach world-class results together. Your research leadership is of outmost importance, and you are therefore an empathetic role model when you foster a nurturing environment of inclusion and openness. We aim to educate the best engineers, and you must be recognized as a very good and inspiring lecturer. We strive for a decent work-life balance.

Your main responsibilities and background
You will develop the department’s competences in multiscale and in-operando characterization of energy materials, and you deliver top-level research and teaching within this area. You are a leading scientist in the use of multiscale imaging and structural analysis of materials, bridging multiple length scales, and in correlating the results to the performances of energy materials, components, and devices.

You are deeply interested in the development of competences and technologies, and the interplay between materials compositions and microstructures, and their use and operation as materials for energy purposes. You implement ideas and collaborate across disciplines when you demonstrate good research management. Dissemination of the research, scientifically and in the public domain, is an important responsibility. Your contribution to teaching and supervision of PhD, MSc, and BSc students as well as of young scientists, is at a high level, and be inspirational to students and colleagues.

You will contribute significantly to our vision of demonstrating cross-disciplinary, world-leading research to enable a sustainable society through innovative technology development, and to our aim to deliver outstanding education. You will take advantage of close collaboration with colleagues within the department as well as other DTU departments. You are able to attract external funding from public and private sources, and to deliver excellent results.

You have demonstrated top-level and original scientific research in multiscale and in-operando materials and component characterization, and in at least one of the Department’s main technological research areas, such as electrolysis, fuel cells, batteries, thermal energy storage, and energy systems. You have successfully been heading research groups, winning research projects, including successful results and management. You have preferably already established strategic relations to large facilities, such as, e.g., MaxIV and ESS. Successful collaboration with industry is also a prerequisite. You must appreciate teaching and be recognized as a lecturer that provides inspiring teaching at BSc and MSc level, and in the supervision of PhDs and postdocs.

You will be expected to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Søren Linderoth, Head of Department, DTU Energy, mail:,+45 4677 5801.

You can read more about DTU Energy at

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Application procedure:
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 March 2022 (Danish 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  • A two-page vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Energy
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, solar cells, electromechanical converters, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on

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