2 PhD in Chemical Engineering – DTU, Denmark

    2 PhD in Chemical Engineering - DTU, Denmark

    PhD in Chemical Engineering to develop improved catalysts for methanol synthesis from CO, CO2 and H2 whereas the other project seeks to develop improved catalysts for ammonia synthesis from H2 and N2, Department of Chemical Engineering DTU, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 20, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)2
    Research AreaChemical Engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to Standard Norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years


    You must 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


    Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering


    • Chemical synthesis of catalytic materials by wet chemistry techniques such as impregnation and precipitation.
    • Measurements of catalytic activity in flow reactors operating at high pressure including product characterization by gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy.
    • Commissioning and operation of a high pressure setup for thermogravimetric analysis for studying adsorbate coverages at real reaction conditions.
    • Kinetic modelling to analyse experimental results.
    • Performing catalyst characterization using techniques such as infrared spectroscopy, chemisorption and temperature programmed reaction or desorption.
    • Work with collaborators on catalyst characterization by electron microscopy and X-ray based techniques.

    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

    • 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

    The CHEC Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering is internationally recognised for research in catalysis, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis and emission control.s


    • 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
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU–Moving to Denmark.


    Assoc. Prof. Jakob Munkholt Christensen
    Phone: +45 45 25 28 10
    Email: jmc@kt.dtu.dk

    Prof. Anker Degn Jensen
    Phone: +45 45 25 28 41
    Email: aj@kt.dtu.dk).

    Official advertisement

    Two PhD scholarships in Catalytic Synthesis of Methanol and Ammonia

    Other PhD Positions with Scholarships

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday April 21st, 2021 (GMT+9)