PhD Position in Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry, Thermodynamics

    PhD Position in Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry, Thermodynamics

    PhD Position for Graduates in Thermodynamics, Physical Science, Chemical Engineering is available in the Department of chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)One or more
    Research Area– Chemical Engineering
    – Physical Chemistry
    ScholarshipAccording to Standard Norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years


    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.


    In the present PhD project, the target is to enhance the understanding of electrolyte thermodynamics based on novel approaches which can be inspired by the PhD student’s own ideas. The project should complement, enhance and could develop further on the existing sub-projects, as outlined in the ERC web-site. A short but ambitious project plan should be submitted together with the application.

    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. In the application, please indicate which position you would like to apply for.

    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)
    • A description of the applicant’s approach – vision towards electrolyte thermodynamics (1-2 pages), as explained above.
    • 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 the Project

    The present project or projects are part of the on-going ERC Advanced Grant project “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics”. 

    Electrolyte solutions are present almost anywhere and find numerous applications in physical sciences including chemistry, geology, material science, medicine, biochemistry and physiology as well as in many engineering fields especially chemical & biochemical, electrical and petroleum engineering. In all these applications the thermodynamics plays a crucial role over wide ranges of temperature, pressure and composition. There is a wide range of thermodynamics models for electrolyte solutions but there are numerous questions and the state-of-the-art is confusing.

    The ERC project’s overall target is to arrive at a fundamental understanding of electrolyte thermodynamics and thus enable the engineering of a new generation of useful, physically sound models for electrolyte solutions. These models should be general and applicable to a very wide range of conditions so that they can be potentially used for a wide range of applications.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis

    Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang

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