2 Postdoc positions in Chemical Engineering, Denmark

    2 Postdoc positions in Chemical Engineering, Denmark

    2 Postdoc positions in Sugar Cracking to Value Added Chemicals, in the CHEC research group at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)2
    Research AreaChemical Engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceCHEC research group
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateMention the date


    You should have a PhD degree within chemistry/chemical engineering (position 1) and chemistry/chemical engineering/mechanical engineering (position 2).

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Position 1 involves:

    • Setting up a test unit for fast screening of bed materials with a high throughput and with representative process conditions.
    • Identification and synthesis of materials based on a literature search and knowledge of the relevant chemistry of the sugar cracking process. Synthesis work can be carried out at HTAS and/or DTU, depending on required equipment. The synthesized materials should be characterized by relevant methods available at DTU and Haldor Topsøe.
    • Experimental testing of the synthesized materials in the constructed test unit. Materials with interesting activity and selectivity will be further tested in a fluidized bed test setup.

    Position 2 involves:

    • Construction of a microscale hot test setup for studying the interaction between bed particles and sugar droplets. The setup should be equipped with a high-speed camera, a refined feed injection nozzle allowing tuning of droplet size, and an online MS for measuring the product composition.
    • Experimental study of particle – droplet interactions at different conditions and with different materials (surfaces) resembling the bed material composition, including temperature and droplet characteristics.
    • By simultaneously visualizing the interaction and analyzing the cracking products a link between the interaction mechanism and the chemical outcome of the cracking process should be established.

    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

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Research project

    Haldor Topsøe is demonstrating a two-step process for converting sugars into mono ethylene glycol. This process involves a cracking step, where a sugar solution is sprayed into a hot fluid bed reactor, followed by a hydrogenation step in a fixed bed reactor. In a project recently funded by Innovation Fund Denmark (ReMEG) it is the aim is to improve the performance of the first step. As part of this project, two post docs position are available at DTU-Chemical Engineering in tight collaboration with Haldor Topsøe.

    About the Department

    The CHEC Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering is internationally recognised for research in catalysis, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis and emission control.


    • 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 Anker Degn Jensen
    Phone: +45 4525 2841
    Email: aj@kt.dtu.dk.

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    Postdoc positions (2) in Sugar Cracking to Value Added Chemicals

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

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