PhD Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, Modular Manufacturing Plant Design

    PhD Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, Modular Manufacturing Plant Design

    PhD scholarship in Modular Manufacturing Plant Design is available at DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Engineering
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Mechanical Engineering,
    Technical University of Denmark,
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    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.

    • An engineering educational background within Design, Manufacturing engineering and operational manufacturing with top results
    • Deep understanding of the interplay between design and manufacturing in relation to cost, lead time, manufacturing efficiency and quality
    • Ability to work very systematically and visually
    • Knowledge of modularity
    • Knowledge of commercially available IT systems such as CAD, PDM, ERP and Plant design
    • Ability to work cross disciplinary across e.g. manufacturing engineering, design, finance and operation


    The assessment will be made by Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering.


    • Contribute to establishing a method for developing and implementing modular manufacturing plant design architectures
    • Develop qualitative and quantitative operational and visual models of modular plant architectures
    • Identify the optimal financial and technical tradeoff criteria for making operational decisions within architectures
    • Develop technology and manufacturing roadmaps for supporting development of modular plant architectures
    • Develop processes for operational governance of modular plant architectures
    • Implement architectures in commercial available IT systems such as ERP, CAD, PDM and Plant design systems

    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

    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)
    • 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

    You will have a unique opportunity to work and do research in a strong collaboration between Rockwool and the Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project will address a number of very business critical areas such as reducing time to build new plants, expand capacity of existing plants, increase efficiency, and develop manufacturing flexibility such as incorporation of recyclable materials, new heating technologies and new product variants.

    The position will give you an exceptional opportunity to work both practically and theoretically in such a way that you will see concrete solutions being implemented in Rockwool. The PhD project is part of the Made research programme

    Founded as a family business more than 80 years ago, today ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool. Rockwool produces products that are made from stone – one of the earth’s most abundant natural resources. Rockwool employs 11.500 people, have sales in more than 120 countries, operates 47 manufacturing facilities and has an annual turnover of 2.6 billion EUR.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen,

    VP Group Technology Peter Karlsen

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    PhD scholarship in Modular Manufacturing Plant Design

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