PhD scholarship in Physics, Chemistry and Materials science – DTU Physics, Denmark

    PhD scholarship in Physics, Chemistry and Materials science - DTU Physics, Denmark

    Physics, Chemistry and Materials science – PhD scholarship in Electrocatalysis by Single Nanoparticles in Liquid Environments, in the Center for Visualizing Catalytic Processes (VISION), DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 25, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Chemistry 
    – Materials science
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceCenter for Visualizing Catalytic Processes (VISION)
    DTU Physics
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot specified


    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. The successful candidate will have a degree in physics, chemistry or materials science with outstanding results. The candidate should have thoroughly documented experience in at least one of the following disciplines: microfabrication, electrochemistry and electron microscopy


    Experience in programming, e.g. using Python, is an advantage. The candidate has obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations, has good communication skills in both spoken and written English, and has experience in working independently and in a team. 


    The main tasks of the candidate are experimental and shared between making reactors in DTU’s clean-room facilities and atomic-resolution electron microscopy.

    Specifically, the work will involve:

    • Developing an electrocatalytic reactor for operando atomic-resolution EM.
    • Fabricating electrocatalytic reactors in the clean room and test the devices by EM.
    • Advancing experimental protocols for detecting the pristine state while suppressing electron-beam-induced alterations of the nanoparticle.
    • Applying the electrocatalytic reactors for operando atomic-resolution EM of single nanoparticles under oxidizing and reducing reaction conditions.
    • Direct observations of electrocatalytically active sites on nanoparticles.
    • Exploring how the nanoparticle surface motifs can be stabilized into conformations with extraordinary catalytic performance.

    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

    At DTU Physics, we carry out cutting-edge research in modern physics, with particular focus on four main areas: quantum technology, sustainable energy, materials, 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


    Professor Peter C. K. Vesborg

    Assoc. Prof. Jakob Kibsgaard

    Professor Stig Helveg

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    PhD scholarship in Electrocatalysis by Single Nanoparticles in Liquid Environments

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday May 26th, 2021 (GMT+9)