PhD scholarship in Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers, DTU, Denmark

Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 18 January 2018

PhD scholarship in Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers

The Danish Polymer Centre at Department of Chemical and Biochemical Enginering has a significant number of projects based on silicone elastomers under which framework this PhD student will be working. This project deals with getting a better understanding of network structure on mechanical properties.

Silicone elastomers with focus on structure-property relationships.

Responsibilities and tasks
The student will be working on formulation strategies for silicone elastomers in order to conduct a wide study of structure-property relationships.

Your research will include:

  • Chemical synthesis of silicone polymers
  • Characterization of silicone polymers
  • Design of silicone elastomers with tailored properties
  • Mechanical testing of elastomers

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 a background in polymers, especially with focus on silicone polymers will be favoured. Also knowledge on self-healing polymers is a must.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship 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 Head of Centre, Associate Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov.

We offer
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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Anne Ladegaard Skov, tel.: +45 4525 2825.

You can read more about Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on

Please submit your online application no later than 18 January 2018 (local time). 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.

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 11,000 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.

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Apply no later than 18 January 2018
Apply for the job at DTU Chemical Eng. by completing the following form.

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