The Technical University of Denmark awards PhD Studentship in Physics to deserving international students who wish to study at Technical University of Denmark for the academic session 2021/2022. Applicants must complete their application through the online application system.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Technical University of Denmark|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics|
|Opening date||February 05, 2021|
|Closing date||February 19, 2021|
The ESR 11 at Surface Physics & Catalysis (SURFCAT) at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be in charge of producing and testing mass-selected bi- and multimetallic clusters deposited on microreactors for methanol synthesis.
This work includes investigating the response to changes in composition and size and ultimately understand how we can tune and improve the selectivity.
The candidate will further characterize the bi- and multimetallic clusters using, e.g., X-ray absorption measurements under working conditions at the Swiss Light Source with our Paul Scherrer Institute partner in Switzerland. The candidate will also be trained in computational modelling of clusters under reactions mimicking the microreactor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.
Three periods of 1-2 months of mobility (secondment) at our EU partners are foreseen.
The deadline for applications isFebruary 19, 2021
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The PhD positions are for three years, and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period.
The starting date should ideally be May 2021 or before July 2021. Please check the employment conditions at www.catchy-etn.eu.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Approval and Enrolment of PhD Students
The scholarship 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 example, in Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.
The successful candidate will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing, and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science by the time they commence the project. Candidates who have shown interest/had experience in the surface science/catalysis/electrochemistry approach will be preferred.
Your online application must be submitted no later than February 19, 2021 , and you should apply online BOTH at www.career.dtu.dk and www.catchy-etn.eu/vacancies/.
Please pay attention to the specific application conditions at www.catchy-etn.eu and www.career.dtu.dk.
Applications must be submitted as one and one only PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Multiple files will not be considered. 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 and one file ONLY. The file must include:
- A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
- A curriculum vitae
- A list of publications
- Copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD degree diplomas
- Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
- Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references
Candidates may apply before obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin getting their master’s with an acceptable grade, 10 or 12.
All interested candidates, irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background, are encouraged to apply.