DTU PhD position in Machine learning jobs, Denmark

    DTU PhD position in Machine learning jobs, Denmark

    PhD position in Machine-Learning Accelerated Modeling and Design of Functionalized 2D Materials, in section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Quantum mechanics
    – Solid state physics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD)
    DTU Physics
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 2021


    The successful candidate will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations. A solid background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics is required. Furthermore, the candidate should be highly motivated and willing to work in a team. Good communication skills in both spoken and written English, are a requirement. 


    Moreover, knowledge of basic machine learning and experience with programming (in particular Python) is preferred


    The successful candidate will develop and apply ab initio-based computational methods to explore different functionalization strategies (e.g. defect engineering, (self-)intercalation, and layer stacking) for enhancing and controlling the fundamental properties of 2D materials.

    While the overarching theme of the Center is the exploration of specific 2D functionalization strategies, we have a broad and flexible focus when it comes to the employed methodologies (empirical models, DFT, many-body perturbation theory, machine-learning) the target properties (magnetic, topological, electronic, optical, chemical) and the potential technological applications (opto-electronic devices, electro-catalysis, quantum information). These areas will be covered by several interrelated PhD and post doc projects; the content and goal of this specific PhD project will depend on the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

    CAMD offers an international and scientifically stimulating working environment at the Department of Physics, DTU, located in the northern Copenhagen area. The group has strong connections to local experimental groups within the VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals and the Center for Nanostructured Graphene.

    Substantial computational resources are available for the project through the DTU-supercomputer facility Niflheim

    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 DTU Physics

    We carry out research in modern physics, especially in four main areas: sustainable energy, materials, quantum technology and biophysics. Our focus is both to acquire greater knowledge about basic scientific problems and to conduct research oriented towards use in societies and companies.


    • 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.  


    Professors Kristian S. Thygesen
    Email: thygesen@fysik.dtu.dk

    Official advertisement

    PhD position in Machine-Learning Accelerated Modeling and Design of Functionalized 2D Materials

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