PhD Scholarship in Electrocatalytic Materials, Denmark

Publish Date: Aug 25, 2016

Deadline: Aug 30, 2016


DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Materials and Surface Engineering (MTU) has an open PhD posion in the field of Electrocatalytic Materials. The Section of Materials and Surface Engineering performs research in the field of materials science and engineering involving theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches. The research themes pursued in the section can be broadly described as:

  • Materials design and surface engineering
  • Microstructure evolution and phase transformations
  • Materials performance and degradation

The research is multi-disciplinary and involves aspects of physics, mechanics, chemistry, and manufacturing technology.

Responsibilities and tasks

The aim of this PhD is to develop, design and construct an electrocatalytic gas cleaning apparatus. The technology is completely new, and thus, several parameters have yet to be described and investigated. It is expected, that during this PhD, the most important parameters will be found and described for the process. Furthermore, an optimal design should be formulated on these findings.


Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in Engineering.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.


The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Per Møller.

We offer

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.


  • Primary location: Elplatek, Horsens
  • Secondary: DTU, Lyngby

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Per Møller, tel.: +45 4525 4826.

Application (See in the "Further official information" link below this article)

Please submit your online application no later than August 30th 2016. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration.

To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

Similar Opportunities






Study Levels


Opportunity Types


Eligible Countries


Host Countries