Scholarship: Fully funded
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open
The Technical University of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, abbreviated DTU), located in the Copenhagen region of the Danish capital, was founded in 1829 by the famous physicist Oster. It is one of the world’s most innovative universities, a member of the European Union of Excellence in Technology and the Nordic Five.
It is ranked 31st in the world, 9th in Europe and 1st in Northern Europe in the 2015 Times Higher Education Rankings and 38th in the world, 6th in Greater Europe (including the UK) and 1st in Northern Europe in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Soft Sciences. 18th in the world, 4th in Europe and 1st in Northern Europe in the 2017 USNews World University Rankings for Engineering. 99th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, 101-150th in the 2019 Academic Ranking of Soft Sciences World Universities, 184th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 148th in the 2020 U.S. News World University Rankings.
The Technical University of Denmark is one of the richest universities in the world in terms of educational resources per capita, with a student-teacher ratio of approximately 1:4, world-class facilities and students who enjoy a wealth of resources per capita. It also has exchange agreements with many of the world’s leading universities (including Caltech, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Cornell University, Tsinghua University, etc.).
Position 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolic Engineering
- The Yeast Metabolic Engineering group is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability. We develop novel yeast cell factories to produce chemicals and natural products in a more sustainable way. We have a supportive and collaborative atmosphere to ensure that each team member thrives and reaches their potential.
- Closing date: 07/01/2023
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Position 2: Postdoctoral position in Process Design, Modelling and Simulation for Power-to-X (P2X) Plants
- Recent decarbonisation targets in key energy sectors and the growing popularity of renewable electricity have stimulated interest in the reuse of CO2 in Power-to-X (P2X) plants for the production of synthetic fuels. The development of these new chemical plants will create a new sustainable process chain based on the life cycle of carbon: use, capture and return of the fuel. This envisioned green future requires the development and integration of multiple technologies, from carbon capture to electrolysis and fuel synthesis. While the production of bulk chemicals and synthetic fuels has been researched for decades, the recent context of using intermittent renewable energy sources (i.e. electricity and/or biomass) and captured carbon dioxide has created complex design issues for the industry. As a result, innovative solutions for the conversion of carbon into key chemicals need to be proposed, evaluated and optimised. In this context, thermodynamic modelling plays an important role in predicting process efficiency, estimating plant size and analysing avoidable losses through design improvements.
- Deadline: 10 July 2023
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Position 3: Postdoctoral position in risk management portfolio optimisation
- The renewable energy sector is influenced by a number of political and economic factors (e.g. regulation, taxation, energy prices, etc.) that create uncertain scenarios for the development of new technology solutions. Industry decision makers are faced with the daunting task of identifying breakthrough solutions that maximise profit and environmental benefits while minimising economic risk. In addition, design choices and operational strategies can also affect the costs and profits associated with new sustainable businesses, such as power-to-x plants and biorefineries. Therefore, assessing and minimising the economic risks associated with sustainable technology solutions can provide a more reliable portfolio for the industry’s green transition. For example, a competitive strategy to meet decarbonisation targets may be to diversify the technology portfolio of a processing plant so that it can produce multiple end products. Research in mathematical optimisation can therefore help to provide new techniques to solve these complex problems. In this work, you will be responsible for developing a systematic approach to support the design and optimisation of process plants under uncertainty.
- Deadline: 10 July 2023
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Position 4: Postdoctoral position in freight logistics and operations research
- The Department of Transport Policy at the Faculty of Management of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is looking for an outstanding candidate for a two-year postdoctoral position starting 1 September 2023 to work on the TEDDY research project, which is funded by the Hedorf Foundation and the FDE Foundation. The overall research project is to develop and validate decision support models to help logistics companies create roadmaps and different technologies over time to electrify heavy freight transport by road. The project will cover a wide range of planning decisions from the early planning stages through to operational planning, such as fleet composition, routes and charging schedules for electric trucks, as well as the optimisation of charging infrastructure in distribution and long-haul freight network setups. The project includes several leading logistics companies who will provide real-life case studies to develop, test and validate decision support models. The potential impact of the project is significant as it can provide valuable recommendations on key success factors related to policy, investment, operational requirements, charging infrastructure and grid capacity. The recommendations are aimed at increasing the market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Denmark and facilitating the industry’s compliance with CO2 reduction targets and ambitious climate goals. This is because it can provide valuable advice on key success factors related to policy, investment, operational requirements, charging infrastructure and grid capacity. These recommendations aim to increase the market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Denmark and promote compliance with CO2 reduction targets and ambitious climate goals for the industry. This is because it can provide valuable advice on key success factors related to policy, investment, operational requirements, charging infrastructure and grid capacity. These recommendations aim to increase the market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Denmark and promote compliance with CO2 reduction targets and ambitious climate goals for the industry.
- Deadline: 16 July 2023
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Position 5: Improving sustainability by turning construction waste into valuable new products
- Thanks to a recently funded project, our research team has eight vacancies to fill. The aim is to develop fast, cheap and environmentally friendly ways to mineralise carbon dioxide and turn it back into a solid that will remain stable for thousands of years. Even with the best alternative energy sources and conversion of CO2 into products, it would take between 1,000 and 10,000 years for current levels of CO2 in the air and oceans to return to pre-industrial levels. In order to reduce climate change and ocean acidification, carbon dioxide must be turned into a solid and returned to the earth from where it came. At DTU Physics, we are working on several projects in parallel, ranging from very basic research into the properties of methane to the development of predictive models and new experimental methods and instrumentation, the application of research results and the design of industrial CO2 capture processes. The needs are urgent, the tasks are enormous and a multidisciplinary approach is essential – so we are looking for motivated team members, including chemists, physicists, nanoscientists, mineralogists, geoscientists, engineers and more. We welcome group members at all levels, from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers.
- Deadline: 18 July 2023
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Position 6: Postdoc in Gut Microbial Metabolism
- This position is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme funded PRIMA project (Personalised dietary advice based on interactions between diet, microbiome and abiotic conditions in the gut). The project is an interdisciplinary effort involving top research institutions in Denmark and Belgium. The overall goal of the project is to develop personalised and improved dietary advice based on knowledge of a given individual’s gut environment.
- Deadline: 2 July 2023
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