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Postdoc position for in situ investigations of catalysts at DTU, Denmark, June 2022


Postdoc position for in situ investigations of catalysts is  to identify the key features of the catalyst to promote CNT base-growth, as well as regeneration procedures for candidate with PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science is available at DTU, Denmark, June 2022

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Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

In situ TEM

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, but candidates with appropriate background and a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science will also be considered. The preferred candidate will have an extensive experience with in situ transmission electron microscopy as well as a strong experimental background in catalysis or surface science. Experience with CNT growth and clusters/nanoparticles is highly desirable.

The candidate should have demonstrated a scientific production and research potential at the highest international level. The candidate should also have demonstrated outstanding problem-solving skills, good communication skills in both spoken and written English, and experience in working independently and in a team.

Responsibilities/Job Description

DTU will focus on design, preparation and testing of model catalysts based on computational modelling outputs (from other partners), to identify the key features of the catalyst to promote CNT base-growth, as well as regeneration procedures. DTU has access to size selected cluster source deposition equipment for producing model catalyst systems and it has an electron microscopy facility, DTU Nanolab, that houses an aberration corrected ETEM enabling in situ growth studies of model catalysts.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas incl. list of grades obtained
  • List of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of min. 2 references.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

About the In situ TEM

In situ TEM will be used to perform correlative imaging analysis of the most promising catalysts using temporal atomic resolved data acquired on state-of-the-art Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscope setup, and to investigate the growth orientation of CNTs compared to the catalyst metallic NP size and facet distribution. SCO and SCH will be tested as “chemical scissors” to enable large scale CNT harvesting.

Model systems on supports designed for Operando TEM will be prepared and studied using a setup operating at pressures up to 1 bar, giving atomic insight at operating conditions (activation, CH4 cracking and chemical scissoring) offering insight on how and when to grow or chemically harvest the CNTs.

About the Employer:


The position is funded by the Horizon Europe Work Programme. The overarching aim of STORMING (STructured unconventional reactors for CO2-fRee Methane catalytic cracking) aims to develop catalytic reactors powered by renewable electricity to produce simultaneously H2 and high-quality and highly-oriented Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTs) from sustainable carbon sources


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.

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Contact details

For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Christian Danvad Damsgaard [email protected].

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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