15 September 2019.



(Paid opportunity)


PHD scholarship in High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of catalytic nanoparticle surfaces

The Characterization Section at DTU Nanolab is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position as PhD student. The main focus of the characterization section is to advance the field of electron microscopy applied to both hard and soft matter.

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The student will be part of a research project in collaboration with DTU Physics on developing deep learning methods for automated and quantitative analysis of atomic-resolution electron microscopy images acquired both conventionally as well as in situ.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • You will be responsible for electron microscopy characterization at high resolution of relevant catalyst samples.
  • Most work will be done in a gaseous environment at elevated temperatures where reaction products can be measured using online mass spectroscopy.
  • The aim is to understand the responses of catalytically active surfaces to changes in the environment and to correlate these changes to a measured catalytic activity.
  • The data will provide input for automated analysis approaches applying deep learning algorithms developed at Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at the Department of Physics at DTU.
  • You will be employed in the Characterization Section at DTU Nanolab where you will be working closely with PhD students, post docs and faculty members using various electron-beam based techniques.
  • You will be collaborating with the theoretical scientists in the Department of Physics, a leading department in surface science and catalysis.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Physics.

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Program Period

3 years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree in Physics (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.
  • The candidate should have a good knowledge of solid-state physics.
  • Experience with electron microscopy is an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • The candidate has obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Master educations and has good communication skills in both spoken and written English.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

How to Apply

First Step: prepare these 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)

Second Step: Open the link ” Apply online ” then submit materials in English in one PDF file.

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