PhD scholarship in Chemical or Biochemical engineering, Denmark

    PhD scholarship in Chemical or Biochemical engineering, Denmark

    PhD scholarship in Digitalisation of Process Operations, at Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Chemical engineering
    – Biochemical engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    The candidate should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in chemical or biochemical engineering or related fields, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    Furthermore, the ideal candidate should have an interest in performing experimental work with pilot scale equipment and/or in software development, and preferably have experience with software tools such as Matlab and Python. Hands-on experience from working with pilot-scale equipment is also a significant advantage. We are explicitly looking for a team player.  


    The focus of the PhD position is on development of Digital Twins of pilot‐scale equipment and on operational support systems enabled by such Digital Twins. More specifically, the candidate is expected to work on several of the following topics:

    • Plan and perform experimental work on pilot-scale equipment, including the incorporation of more advanced measurement equipment
    • Develop and validate mathematical models for different unit operations, as the basis for Digital Twins of the unit operations
    • Facilitate the “real-time” integration of the Digital Twins developed with sensor information from physical pilot scale unit operations.
    • Develop visualisation with real time data for enhanced process understanding and operator support    
    • Investigate process monitoring and control related aspects at the unit operation level as well as scheduling and dynamic optimization of production lines.

    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 positions are part of a strategic effort of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. In a time where industry has increased focus on making better use of data, automation and advanced control (Industry 4.0), the department has the ambition to upgrade our pilot plant and conduct research towards Industry 4.0, and providing solutions which translate digitalisation into value. The PhD student will be working closely together with our specialists in the pilot plant and with faculty members in the research centres.


    • 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 Jakob Kjøbsted Huusom

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in Digitalisation of Process Operations

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday June 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)

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