PhD scholarship – Jobs for Materials science, Cement chemistry, Building physics

    PhD scholarship - Jobs for Materials science, Cement chemistry, Building physics

    Jobs for Materials science, Cement chemistry, Building physics – PhD scholarship  in the fields of cement chemistry and materials science, in the Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Cement chemistry
    – Materials science
    – Building physics
    – Civil engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Civil Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 1, 2021


    Candidates must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a master’s degree in civil engineering, building physics or materials science.


    • Candidates with a strong background in material and deterioration modelling of cement-based materials that are no strangers to experimental work and have a basic understanding for cement chemistry will be given priority.
    • Candidates should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and excel at the highest international level will be considered.


    The purpose of this project is to explore key parameters that determine the durability and permeability of cement paste used as barrier material in environmental conditions of a typical offshore well, to guide decisions related to the performance of improved cementing materials used for plug and abandonment. The project will combine experimental data (mineralogy, microstructure, permeability) with multiscale modelling (durability, service life) to understand ongoing phase changes and their effect on the long-term properties of plug and abandonment materials.

    The successful candidate will join an ambitious international research team with members from the Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University, and The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center.

    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)


    • 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.


    Assistant Professor Alexander Michel

    Associate Professor Wolfgang Kunther

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in design and optimization of cementitious binders for plug and abandonment of oil-wells

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday May 31st, 2021 (GMT+9)