DTU Nanolab offers PhD Position in Nanoengineering, Physics

    DTU Nanolab offers PhD Position in Nanoengineering, Physics

    PhD scholarship for Graduates in Nanoengineering – Metal Oxide Thin Films for Optoelectronic Applications is available in DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

    Deadline to Apply

    June 05, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Micro- or nanoengineering
    – Physics,
    – Mechanical or electric engineering
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Nanolab
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    • Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in micro- or nanoengineering, physics, mechanical or electric engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree
    • Experience with cleanroom fabrication is an advantage
    • You are expected to have a high level of interest in nanofabrication and be able to interact with researchers in a very interdisciplinary environment
    • A high-grade average and excellent English language skills are decisive to be considered for the scholarship.


    The assessment of the applicants will be made by senior researcher and group leader Eugen Stamate, Associate Professor Flemming Jensen and process specialist Evgeniy Shkondin from DTU Nanolab.


    Your main contribution will be deposition and characterisation of thin films in direct interaction with plasma diagnostics. The primary tasks will be to:

    • plan and execute experimental research
    • deposit thin films by magnetron plasma sputtering for various process parameters
    • measure the optoelectronic properties (resistivity, transmittance, carrier concentration, mobility)
    • perform analytical characterization
    • integrate the functional thin films in optoelectronic devices in direct collaboration with scientific collaborators
    • analyse the results and write scientific reports and papers
    • contribute as teaching assistant at DTU Nanolab and supervise BSc and MSc student projects

    How to Apply?

    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.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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)

    About the project/department

    Metal oxide thin films are essential layers and interfaces in various optoelectronic applications including solar cells, smart windows, displays and semiconductor devices. Tuning their properties (resistivity, transmittance, carrier concentration and mobility) is a deposition-process dependent task that also includes detailed thin film characterization by various methods (SEM, XRD, XPS, Auger and Raman, just to mention the main ones). If you are interested in thin film fabrication by physical vapor deposition methods we are offering a unique opportunity that combines access to cleanroom facilities for deposition and characterization with access to plasma laboratory, where aspects of plasma induced or assisted sputtering are investigated by specific methods such as: mass spectrometry, optical emission and probes.

    You will be based at DTU Nanolab, where we conduct cross-disciplinary research in nanofabrication and characterization in collaboration with several DTU departments. The Plasma Aided Nanotechnology research group hosts the plasma laboratory and is actively involved in deposition of functional thin films for various applications, including transparent conducting oxides for solar cells and smart windows, electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries, interface layers for fuel cells and functional membranes.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Dr. Eugen Stamate,
    E-mail: eust@dtu.dk.

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in Metal Oxide Thin Films for Optoelectronic Applications

    Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday June 6th, 2021 (GMT+9)