PhD position with scholarship in Physics, Chemical engineering, Material science

    PhD position with scholarship in Physics, Chemical engineering, Material science

    PhD position with scholarship in Asymmetric Diffusion, in the Soft Matter Biophysics group at DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Chemical engineering
    – Material science
    – Chemistry
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSoft Matter Biophysics group
    DTU Physics
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    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.  


    You should be a highly motivated student with academic excellence and/or demonstrated scientific achievements. You should be interested in doing cutting-edge research and prefer experimental work. A degree in physics, chemical engineering, material science or chemistry would be ideal for this position. Experience in coding and image analysis would be an advantage. Besides these skills, preference will be given to applicants with experience within the following areas: 

    • Microfluidics
    • Clean room fabrication
    • Chemical/material synthesis


    Your primary focus will be to develop systems that explore the relationship between diffusion and structure. You will design and build 2D and 3D structures to observe the magnitude and directionality of diffusive flows, whereby changing surface qualities and morphology you will observe the effect on the diffusion.

    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/department

    The PhD project aim is to develop a new class of asymmetric devices inspired by biomaterials, where diffusion tends to flow in one direction preferentially. The control mechanism is unknown, but transport is affected strongly by the geometry and surface properties of the channels. You will work on identifying, preparing, and measuring new devices capable of boosting transport.


    • 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


    Associate Professor Kaare H. Jensen
    Phone: +45 2231 5241. 

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in Asymmetric Diffusion

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