Development Engineer for Ceramic Processing

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Frist 18. oktober 2021
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Interest in functional ceramics and their application in energy conversion devices

We are looking for an experienced materials engineer to assist in our development and manufacture of complex ceramic components.  At DTU Energy we do research and development on energy conversion devices relevant to the green transition. Our research addresses technologies like fuel cells, batteries, solar cells and electrolysis. By electrolysis one can split water to hydrogen and oxygen. Such technology is essential in Power2X-Schemes, which target synthesis of green fuels for a sustainable transport sector. Several of above technologies rely on use of advances functional ceramics that needs to be synthesised and shaped to a certain design to fulfil their functionality in a device.  

The job
You will be involved in our development projects involving functional ceramics. Taking part in synthesis of novel materials and in developing inks and slurries with the right properties to shape components with printing or casting processes. The work will involve a lot of “hands on” in our chemistry and process labs making components. You will also be involved the development of new process routes to achieve the component design targeted in our R&D projects. You will further be involved in developing suitable sintering protocols to densify components and finally be involved in characterisation of their properties.    

Our expectations to you
We expect that you;

  • have Ph.D. in materials science or chemistry or similar experience form a research environment.
  • have significant experience in ceramic shaping processes like for example; tape casting, printing or spraying processes.

You should further have:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and carry out complicated tasks
  • Ability to be a part of a dynamical multi-disciplinary group and to network both with project partners and international collaborators.

What we offer in return
DTU is a leading technical university 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 employment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

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Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Monday 18 October 2021. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV, List of publication and exam certificates.  

Please prepare one pdf file containing all this material.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen,, +45 28156948.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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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