PhD Scholarship in Modeling and Experiment on Polymer-based Chips for Acoustofluidics

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark is offering PhD position in polymers. The funds for this fellowship are available for 3 years. This position is closed on September 13, 2019.

A 3-year PhD scholarship, starting October or November 2019, is available in the field of ultrasound acoustofluidics supervised by Prof. Henrik Bruus, at the Department of Physics. We study the fundamental physics of fluids and solid mechanics under external forcing, such as ultrasound, at the micro- and nanometer scale, and we perform numerical simulations of selected systems in international collaborations with various experimental groups. Our main focus is basic research but we also encourage and support collaboration with industry partners. Our group typically has up to eight members including faculty members, postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students, see

The scholarship "Modeling and experiment on polymer-based chips for acoustofluidics" is part ofthe Innovation Fund Denmark IF-Eurostars-2019 research project "Acoustofluidic blood plasma separation polymer chip for Point-of-Care diagnostics (ACOUPLAST)" involving the industrial partners AcouSort AB (Lund, SE) and Ortofon A/S (Nakskov, DK) and academic partners at Lund University and DTU. ACOUPLAST aims to develop a polymer acoustofluidic chip for high-performing, fast and cost-effective blood plasma separation, to enable healthcare and veterinary Point-of-Care (PoC) diagnostics. One main task of the PhD scholarship is to implement our novel whole-system-resonance principle on microscale acoustofluidic systems,Moiseyenko and Bruus,Phys. Rev. Appl.11, 014014 (2019) 1-14 [ ], for numerical studies and optimization ofdesigns of efficient all-polymer acoustofluidic devices. We use continuum physics modeling to establish the governing equations, and we implement numerical models of the devices in Comsol Multiphysics. The other main task is to perform validation experiments in collaboration with our partners in Lund, and to assist with the fabrication and test of actual acoustofluidic devices.

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Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the

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 academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Further information may be obtained from Professor Henrik

Please submit your online application no later than13 September 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 out 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. 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: September 13, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/y2jgx2jv

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