PhD Position in Kinetic and Thermodynamic Modeling of Gas Hydrate Systems

Technical University of Denmark has an opening PhD position in fluid mechanics. The initial contract for this position is 3 years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before August 31, 2019.

DTU Chemical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year PhD position inKinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems.

This modelling project is part of a larger initiative which considers the problem of using carbon dioxide to produce the vast resources of natural gas locked up as solid gas hydrates in permafrost and oceanic margin zones. The natural gas hydrates are converted to CO hydrates, thereby storing CO (the major greenhouse gas) while simultaneously releasing natural gas. This so-called "swapping" process, whereby methane (the major component in natural gas) in the hydrate is replaced by CO , allows for production of natural gas from hydrate without adversely affecting the stability of the solid hydrate.

The project will involve kinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems and processes as well as molecular simulation, for example to probe the formation of CO hydrate and dissociation of CH hydrate in a production/storage scenario. Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or similar. A strong background in chemical process modelling (thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport processes) and molecular simulation is essential. Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is 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 Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms and Assoc. Prof. Alexander Shapiro.

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.

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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Nicolas von Solms, You can read more about DTU Chemical on Application

Please submit your online application no later than31 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted asone PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attachall your materials in English in one PDF file. 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.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: August 31, 2019
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