PhD scholarship in: Air-pollutant sensor system for wood stoves

DTU Kemiteknik
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A research project with the aim of designing and developing a new air-pollutant sensor system that can be used to minimize the emissions of harmful particles and gases including tar, soot and organic compounds from small combustion units have just stated and a PhD project will be  a part of the project. The project will be conducted in close collaboration between the stove manufacturer HWAM A/S, DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Fotonik and Prevas.
The PhD study will take place at the CHEC Research Centre focusing on chemical engineering principles applied in combustion, harmful emission control, gasification, catalysis, and advanced measuring technology.

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD student will participate in the project work concerning optimisation of the new sensor system and optimisation of the combustion process together with the researchers at DTU and the industrial partners.

The candidate should preferably have experience with experimental work and in-depth knowledge within the areas: combustion processes, formation and reduction of emissions, and conventional and advanced optical measuring methods.   
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 Senior Advisor Jytte Boll Illerup, Senior Researcher Sønnik Clausen, and Professor Peter Glarborg.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice 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.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby and Risø Campus, and HWAM A/S Hørning.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Advisor Jytte Boll Illerup, +45 4525 2954 and Senior Researcher Sønnik Clausen Senior Researcher, +45 2081 4523.

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Please submit your online application no later than 19 March 2017.
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
  • 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.
The CHEC Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering is internationally recognised with respect to research in combustion, emission control, gasification and catalysis.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 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.