PhD position in Electrolyte thermodynamics, Denmark

    PhD position in Electrolyte thermodynamics, Denmark

    PhD project: Prediction of Formation of Mixed Solids in Electrolyte Solutions, in the area of electrolyte thermodynamics, at Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    July 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaElectrolyte thermodynamics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021

    Qualifications

    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.

    Responsibilities

    The appointment will be at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Center for Energy Resources Engineering). The project is carried out as a part of the ERC Advanced Grant (“New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics”) and is expected to involve travels and interactions with other researchers employed under the same project. The project aims at reconciling various modeling approaches for modeling electrolyte thermodynamics. The project is carried out under partial supervision from Dr. Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen from Hafnium Labs, a startup specializing in physical property prediction, located in Copenhagen.

    The candidate will collect experimental data for formation properties and solubility of pure and mixed salts, in pure water and possibly also mixed solvents. These data will serve as a means of validating and developing models, in particular equations of state for electrolyte solutions. The candidate will evaluate and develop methods for predicting the formation properties and/or solubilities of these salts, including investigating latest advances in machine learning and state-of-art computational methods (incl. quantum chemistry and molecular simulation) or the combination of these (scientific machine learning / SciML). The predicted values will be incorporated and tested in electrolyte equations of state such as e-CPA.

    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 Vitale
    • BSc/MSc diploma and grade transcripts
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

    About Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

    The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

    Note

    • 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

    Inquiries

    Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis
    Email: gk@kt.dtu.dk

    Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang
    Email: xlia@kt.dtu.dk

    Dr. Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen
    Email: bmm@hafniumlabs.com

    Official advertisement

    PhD project: Prediction of Formation of Mixed Solids in Electrolyte Solutions

    Post expires at 8:59pm on Friday July 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)