Postdoc in Testing of Novel Alkaline Electrolysis Cells

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In the Section for Electrochemistry at DTU Energy, we are involved in the development of both fuel cells and electrolysers in the temperature range 60 – 300 °C. Within high-temperature PEM fuel cells, we are among the leading research groups in the world. Electrolysis is a more recent field under expansion in the group. The research approach is entirely experimental and R&D activities take place in close collaboration with Danish industry. Furthermore, there is an extensive collaboration with other companies and universities all over the world.

The research field of the position is in testing and characterisation of Novel Alkaline Electrolysis Cells. The candidate will test new materials for alkaline systems, both separators/membranes, novel catalysts and current collectors developed in a number of research projects. Develop test strategies and help steer the materials research.

Responsibilities and tasks

The employment is within a number of collaborative project funded by Innovation Fond Denmark, the European Union and the department and with industrial participation and coordination. The position involves a large degree of coordination and integration of materials from the different project.

The tasks are the following

  • Characterisation of Novel Alkaline Electrolysis cells
  • Electrochemical testing and diagnostics
    • Steady state voltammetry
    • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Degradation studies, including post mortem analysis.
  • Suggestion of improvements in terms of performance, durability and cost reduction
  • Drive the build up of additional test capacity within existing projects.
  • Help with supervision of PhD and project student within the area

The work is experimental and will be carried out in close collaboration with colleagues at DTU Energy, and industry partners.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Candidates with the following are preferred

  • You have a PhD degree in chemistry or electrochemistry
  • You are experienced working in a chemical laboratory
  • You are well-founded within electrolysis, preferably the alkaline system
  • You are self-driven and work independently
  • You like to find new creative solutions
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You have experience with the build up of test equipment
  • Experience with automatic data collection and programming of control instrumentation would be an advantage (LabView or similar)

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment

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.

The employment is for 15 months with start as soon as possible and the work place will be Lyngby Campus.

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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Lars Nilausen Cleemann ([email protected]), tel.: +45 4525 2022.

You can read more about the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at

Please submit your online application no later than 9 April 2020 (23:59 local time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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. The file must include:

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. The Department, which has 230 employees, was founded in 2012 by bringing research groups from Risø DTU and DTU Chemistry together. We are located at Lyngby Campus.

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