Postdoc in Modelling of water transport and filtration systems for ultrathin carbon Nanomembranes

mandag 15 feb 21

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Do you want to work on a disruptive water technology that could make an impact on the way we treat and reuse our water in the future? At DTU Environment, we invite a visionary and passionate scientist to join our ITS-THIN project team as postdoc to explore the potential of ultrathin carbon nanomembranes (CNMs) and enable an unprecedented efficient water separation technology.

You will be working with European academic partners in ITS-THIN who will establish experimental and theoretical basis for understanding the transport phenomena as well as physical-chemical properties of CNMs. You task in modelling of systems and semi pilot will enable the industrial partners to translate scientific findings into cost-effective CNM production, modular integration and market-targeting technology implementation.

ITS-THIN spans the entire value chain, and you will be the driving force transforming the creative concept into a disruptive technology.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be on the development of a tool evaluating the filtration rate and associated power consumption of complex filtration systems. The modelling of the systems will be based on a modular concept, though which system elements are assembled to build a virtual model of a filtration system.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Modelling of systems and semi pilot for two cases: ultrapure water production and forward-osmosis based cold concentration
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of water and solutes in micro scale structures
  • OPEX/CAPEX analysis for CNM-based systems

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 terms of employment
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 2 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Claus Hélix-Nielsen

You can read more about DTU Environment at

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 8 April 2021 (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 out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications.
  • A list of two references and their contact information

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specialising in water, envi-ronmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new envi-ronmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.