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Doctoral students in multifunctional composite materials at KTH, Sweden, June 2022


Doctoral students in multifunctional composite materials with master’s degree is available at School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, June 2022

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Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyze and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Third-cycle subject: Chemical Engineering

Carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) are versatile materials. Our idea is to use carbon fibres as electrodes and to carry load in a structural battery. We use a lithium-ion conductive polymer electrolyte matrix for ionic transport between the electrodes and for mechanical transfer between fibres. For the development of this new multifunctional materials a multidisciplinary team of scientists combine expertise in electrochemistry, polymer technology, composite materials, physics and mechanics, has been established in the past few years.

This Ph.D.-project will focus on development of additional functionalities that can be utilized in a structural battery: sensing, actuation, shape change and energy harvesting - a truly multifunctional material. All this will be performed in close collaboration with other Ph.D.-students and senior researchers from three different departments at KTH working on similar topics in a truly multidisciplinary team. All doctoral students are expected to learn each other's disciplines and to work together both theoretically and experimentally.

Supervision: Professor Göran Lindbergh and Professor Dan Zenkert is proposed to supervise the doctoral students. Decisions are made on admission

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: C-2022-1295

Application Procedure

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

About the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

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