Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for 3 Ph.D. in Materials and Surface Technology related to strengthen our strategic research activities in Materials in Sustainable Energy Applications.
The section for Materials and Surface Engineering is involved in externally financed national and international strategic research programs through which the following Ph.D. positions have become available:
Modeling of high temperature corrosion of metals in biomass-fired power plants (financed through the Danish Research Council for Strategic Research)
This PhD project addresses the modeling of the interaction of metallic materials with aggressive environments as occurring in biomass fired power plants, most notably under hot corrosion conditions. A combination of materials modeling and experimental investigations under laboratory conditions will be used to arrive at designing alternative materials that potentially can withstand hot corrosion environments.
Alternative coatings for protection against high temperature corrosion (financed though EU 7th frame work program
This PhD project addresses the protection of metallic materials exposed to aggressive gas atmospheres at elevated temperatures. The development/investigation of thin ceramic coatings deposited on high temperature materials will be the main task in the project, i.e. surface engineering for high temperature corrosion protection. The project encompasses the disciplines metallurgy, surface engineering and chemistry.
Failure mechanisms in metallic components of Wind turbine drive trains (financed through the Danish Research Council for Strategic Research)
The PhD project addresses the investigation of failure mechanisms in gears and bearings of wind turbine drive trains in relation to the manufacturing history, the materials choice and the drift conditions (among which lubrication and loading history). The ultimate goal is to propose optimized materials choice and materials manufacturing to withstand typical loading conditions.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
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.
Candidates with relevant backgrounds in experimental and/or computational Materials Science and Engineering, Physical Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply
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.
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.
Further information may be obtained from Professor Marcel Somers, tel: +45 4525 2250.
You can read more about “Department” on www.mek.dtu.dk
We must have your online application by May 2nd 2011. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;
- 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 ob tai ning 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.
DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the engineering disciplines connected to the application of basic thermodynamics, fluid and hydrodynamics, structural and solid mechanics, materials and surface engineering for the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical products, systems and large structures and plants. It has a scientific staff of about 85 persons, 80 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of 70 persons.
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