• Ph.D. at the Technical University of Denmark

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      Giovanni Coraggio

Open Position as Ph.D.
at the Department of Chemical Engineering/Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Applications are invited for a 3-year Ph.D. position at the Technical University of Denmark. This Ph.D. position is a collaboration between The CHEC Research Centre at the Department of Chemical Engineering and The Department of Manufacturing Engineering (IPL).

CHEC was started in 1987 with the primary objective to link fundamental research, education and industrial application in an internationally oriented research centre. CHEC carries out research in fields related to chemical reaction engineering and combustion, with the focus on high-temperature processes, the formation and control of harmful emissions, and particle technology.

IPL comprises of a staff of 180 persons and covers research and education in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering, Micro/Nano and Precision Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Innovation and Sustainability.

The electrical efficiency of a boiler fuelled partly or completely with biomass depends to a great extent on the superheater temperature utilised in the steam cycle. The maximum superheater temperature is limited by corrosion due to chlorine rich deposits. There have been many full scale investigations over the past decade which has given insight into the corrosion process and choice of materials. However, the plant conditions (temperature, deposit and gas composition) are difficult to control so it has been difficult to obtain precise data on the exact influence of relevant parameters on the corrosion rate. The aim of this project is to study these parameters under well-controlled laboratory conditions and to derive reaction mechanisms for interactions between deposits and a steel surface. The corroded metal samples from the laboratory tests will be studied in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), to determine the corrosion rate, and to investigate the chemistry and morphology of the corrosion attack.

The project will be carried out in close co-operation with the Danish power companies.

Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. A strong background in high temperature inorganic chemistry, corrosion or materials science will be considered an advantage. The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Applications should be submitted in English and must include a complete C.V. and documentation of a completed M.Sc.-degree.

The salary and terms of appointment are in accordance with the current collective agreement for teaching and research faculty at Danish universities.

Further information can be obtained from the Associate Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Flemming J. Frandsen, Phone:(+45) 4525 2883, e-mail: ff@kt.dtu.dk.

All candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are invited to apply.

Applications with enclosures in triplicate must be sent to:

Professor Kim Dam-Johansen
Department of Chemical Engineering
DTU Building 229
DK-2800 Lyngby

Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2007.

You can find further information on the IFRF Calendar of Technical Events at this page:  http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=229