PhD videos

Thinking about doing a PhD? Curious about what our PhD students do research about?

Here, some of our PhD students explain their research through videos made by themselves.
 

Elastomers combined with glycerol by Valeria Chiaula DTU.dk

Got wounded? Not worries, I got you covered! My name is Valeria Chiaula and I’m currently doing my PhD at DPC, which is part of DTU – Chemical Engineering. Here you can watch a short video about my research project, which centers around the advantages of using silicone elastomers combined with glycerol in advanced wound care applications.

DTU PhD student Francois Kruger /improving factories built under the sea

Agent Francois Kruger here, accepting my mission of a PhD at DTU Chemical Engineering. Check out my video explaining how we are investing and improving factories built under the sea .

molecular mechanism of the ILs byJiahuan Tong DTU.dk

Electrolytes are indispensable elements in energy storage since the positive and negative electrodes are interconnected by an electrolyte solution that determines the charge transport during the charge/discharge process. It is expected that the use of ionic liquids (ILs) in electrolyte solutions for the new-generation lithium ion batteries will greatly enhance the safety and energy storage capacity. Fundamental molecular insights are useful for understanding the advantages IL solvents over organic ones. In this project, in order to deeply understand the molecular mechanism of the ILs based electrolytes. A series of model IL electrolytes with high electrochemical properties will be developed. The structure and groups that affect the properties of electrolytes will be investigated. The suitable ILs will be screened and designed to guide the experiment and application.

Intumescent coatings by Ying Zeng DTU.dk

My name is Ying Zeng, and I am a PhD student in CoaST group at DTU Chemical Engineering. This video is to disseminate my research project about using intumescent coatings for passive fire protection of steel constructions such as airports, oil rigs, and housing. I hope you find it interesting and enjoy watching it.

Behavior of fluids by Edgar Vergara DTU.dk

In this short video I describe how in my PhD project about the study of behavior of fluids we can use a simple but powerful approach to get information of the structure of fluids. Ultimately, with this approach we can develop thermodynamic models that can be used in process and product design to reduce the amount of resources needed for its development.

Cyclic distillation technology by Jess Bjørn Rasmussen DTU.dk

My name is Jess Bjørn Rasmussen, I work as a PhD student in PROSYS at DTU Chemical Engineering. In this video you can see a short description of my work in cyclic distillation technology and why it is still important and necessary to research in cheaper and more environmentally friendly separation processes.

Methods for reducing waste by Rasmus Fjordbak Nielsen DTU.dk

My name is Rasmus Fjordbak Nielsen, and I am a PhD student at PROSYS at DTU Chemical Engineering. In this video you can get a brief overview of my research project. Here, we develop new methods for reducing waste and improving productivity in industrial processes such as crystallization. This is done by combining tools from traditional chemical engineering, advanced image analysis and artificial intelligence.

Developing a novel inhibitor by Zoi Lamprakou DTU.dk

My name is Zoi Lamprakou and I am a PhD student in CoaST at DTU Chemical Engineering. Here you can see a short video about my research project, where we are aiming to develop a novel inhibitor for a more sustainable anti-corrosive coating design.

stretchable conductive elastomer by Jiang Shao DTU.dk

Hi, my name is Jiang Shao and I am currently doing my PhD at DTU Chemical Engineering. Above you can watch a short video about my research, which centers around stretchable conductive elastomer. I really hope you enjoy it.

The silicone lab by Justina Viacekauskaite DTU.dk

Hi, I am Justina Vaicekaukaite and I am a PhD student in DPC at DTU Chemical Engineering department. In this video I am taking you with me to the silicone lab (isn’t that exciting?). I will show you a sneak peek on my project, so join in!

Methanol synthesis by Niels Dyreborg DTU.dk

My name is Niels Dyreborg Nielsen and I work as PhD student in the research center CHEC at DTU Chemical Engineering. This video presents my research work on methanol synthesis from supported Cu catalysts. If you want to understand how green methanol can mitigate global warming and create a sustainable world this short video will definitely be in your interest

purple silicone elastomers by Eæosa Ogliani DTU.dk

My name is Elisa Ogliani and I am currently a PhD student at DTU Chemical Engineering, at the Danish Polymer Centre. Here you can watch a short video about my research project, where I use purple silicone elastomers as antioxidant sensors. If you are curious to see how my silicone sensors can turn color from purple to yellow in response to vitamins, enjoy the video!

DTU PhD student Anna Burniol Figols/ bacteria transforming waste into sustainable plastics

My name is Anna Burniol, and I am a PhD student  in AT-CERE at DTU Chemical Engineering. Here you can see a short video about my research project, where we use bacteria to produce renewable and biodegradable plastics. Yes, bacteria can transform waste into sustainable plastics! I hope you find it as interesting as I do.

DTU PhD student Alena Juraskova/ Structure – property relationship in coatings

Hi, my name is Alena and I´m currently doing my PhD here at DTU Chemical Engineering. My project is about structure – property relationship in coatings. A short video above will show you why is my research important and how the properties of a coating can be significantly changed by changing the structure. I´m really happy to do my PhD here and to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of better coatings materials.

DTU PhD student Yu Zhang / Environmental catalysis

Hi, my name is Yu Zhang and I come from China. Now, I am a PhD student here at DTU Chemical Engineering. Above you can watch a short video about my PhD project, which is about environmental catalysis, aiming at improving the air quality. I really enjoy doing my PhD here because of the high academic level and international environment.

DTU PhD student Spardha Jhamb/Computer-aided Design of Sustainable Product Formulations

Hi, I am Spardha Jhamb and I’m currently doing my PhD on ‘Computer-aided Design of Sustainable Product Formulations, especially Solvent-based Coatings’ at DTU Chemical Engineering. Above you can watch a short video about my research that I have done so far, which centers around developing a model-based methodology for substituting hazardous chemicals from chemical-based products and their manufacturing processes. Doing my PhD here has been a wonderful experience because of my amiable colleagues, dedicated interest of my supervisors and a plethora of opportunities to develop both, interpersonal and technical skills.

DTU PhD student Giovani/ Combustion and Harmful Emission Control

Halløj! I am Giovanni and I am doing my PhD at the Combustion and Harmful Emission Control group of DTU Chemical Engineering. Working on a PhD project is often challenging, but nowhere else you will have the same feeling of being part of an open and worldwide research effort it. Here is a brief introduction to my project on auxiliary marine boiler!

DTU PhD student Frederico Montes/ Improving pharmaceutical processes

My name is Frederico Montes, and today I am a PhD student at PROSYS, in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Together with the ModLife project I work daily to improve existing and new pharmaceutical processes, so that new drugs can get faster to the general consumers. It is a challenging task, but working in DTU showed me that everyone can contribute to a better society.