PhD Scholarship in Pitting Corrosion Studies for Recycled Aluminium Alloys Through In-situ 3D Tomography and Multiphysics Simulations

A new opening PhD position in mechanical engineering is available at Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 3 years in Denmark. This position is closed on September 10, 2019.

The Materials and Surface Engineering section in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking candidate for 1 PhD position in the field of Aluminium corrosion. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years starting from 1st November 2019

Aluminium alloys are seen as future materials for industrial applications, such as for transport (e.g. aerospace, automotive), building, packaging etc. due to light weight. Recycling of Aluminium is important for its enhanced applications to reduce the cost as it needs only 5%-10% of the total energy compared to production of primary Aluminium. Recycled aluminium alloy microstructure is complex and therefore have significant influence on corrosion and other properties due to the presence of higher levels of impurity elements such as Fe combined with the formation of intermetallics in combination with other alloying elements. The fundamental mechanisms of the impact of impurities and microstructure on the initiation and propagation of localized corrosion in recycled Aluminium alloys is still not well understood.

The selected candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers involved in the project. Project will be in collaboration with University of Lund, Sweden, and Hydro Aluminium, Norway. Work involves some level of co-ordination and travel.

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. andidates for the position should have a MSc degree in Materials Engineering or Chemistry with experience within the field of microstructure and corrosion. Prior experience to aluminium alloy microstructure and corrosion, characterization methods etc. will be an advantage. Combination of knowledge in corrosion and materials is preferred.

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 PhD Guide.

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 Rajan Ambat , Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU, Phone: Rajan Ambat: +45 4525 2181, e-mail: or Magdalena Rogowska, e-mail:

Please submit your online application no later than 10 September 2019 (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 out the online application form, and attach all 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. Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 140 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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 10, 2019
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