Many ceramic materials are highly anisotropic, such that their properties are much higher in some grain directions. However, we are yet not utilizing this to the full potential in combination with the shape control 3D printing now allows for. With a Villum Young Investigator grant funded by VILLUM FONDEN, we will try to understand how to simultaneously optimize both shape and grain orientation of ceramics, with piezoelectric ceramics as the test case.
We are now looking for a PhD candidate to be a part of this new research group at DTU Energy, section for Functional Oxides. Your task will be to investigate how grain orientation is introduced during different ceramic 3D printing routes. This includes to synthesize ceramic oxide particles, study different ink formulations and their rheology, optimize the 3D printing procedure and understand how all these parameters affect the grain alignment in the printed piezoelectric ceramics.
You should have:
- A MSc degree (120 ECTS points) in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, or similar
- Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
- The ability to work independently with a strong drive, to plan and carry out complicated tasks
- Interest in contributing positively to a new research group with a collaborative and diverse culture
- A creative mindset for solving problems and identify new directions and opportunities in your project.
We value (but do not require) experience with:
- 3D printing, CAD design, programming, finite element modelling
- Hands-on lab work with ceramic processing, wet chemistry, rheology
- Characterization of materials, especially ceramics.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see thehttp://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/PhD/Rules/PhDguide
DTU PhD Guide.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Astri Bjørnetun Haugen along with chosen team members.
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.
You can read more about http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/working-at-dtu/career-paths career paths at DTU here.
The expected starting time is around August 2021, but we are quite flexible. The position is for 3 years.
Please contact Associate Professor Astri Bjørnetun Haugen, mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 21 56 09 19.
Please do not send applications by e-mail, only online applications as described below will be considered.
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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/moving-to-denmark DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2021 (Danish time).
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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:
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on http://www.ecs.dtu.dk <br">www.ecs.dtu.dk<>< a=""> />
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