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Postdoctoral Position in Metal-Organic Framework-Nanofibers for Conversion of CO2, DTU 2022

Denmark, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Technical University of Denmark, DTU invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Metal-Organic Framework – nanofibers (MOF – nanofibers) for the photo electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 is available in the Department of Energy Conversion & Storage, Denmark – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

DTU Energy
Department of Energy Conversion & Storage
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

The candidate should have experience with the synthesis, characterization and testing of photocatalyst materials. A  background in chemistry, physics, nano-engineering or similar would be a good basis.

In addition, we look for applicants with:

  • Strong skills in materials science;
  • Experience with and/or a strong interest in synthesis and processing of microporous materials, such as Metal-Organic Frameworks;
  • Knowledge on electrochemistry and electrochemical characterization methods;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
  • The ambition for striving for excellence.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

Responsibilities/Job Description

If you are in the early stage of your career as scientists and your dream is to work on the development of novel materials and technologies for carbon capture and utilization (CCU), at DTU Energy you find an ideal platform for your ambitions.

A 2 year postdoc position in Metal-Organic Framework - nanofibers (MOF - nanofibers) for the photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 is available in the Department of Energy Conversion & Storage. The project is a Villum Experiment (granted by The Velux Foundations) and will be under the supervision of Associate Professor Andreas Kaiser and is starting on the 1st of March 2022.


he postdoc project will focus on the design, synthesis and characterization of new types of photocatalysts, based on metal-organic framework materials (MOFs) and their implementation into nanofiber architectures. The project includes the evaluation of these materials for photo- electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. You will work on developing a fabrication process for structuring these materials into gas diffusion electrodes to maximize efficiency, selectivity and stability of the electrodes for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 into hydrocarbons. The activities will focus on the development and basic characterization of new MOF photocatalysts for the gas diffusion electrodes. It will ambitiously also include the integration and testing of these materials in a full functional electrochemical cell. Together with other members of the project team, you will design and set-up a full photo-electrochemical  cell, in which the gas diffusion electrode is combined with a suitable proton exchange membrane (e.g. PEM).

You will be a member of the Solid State Chemistry section counting ca. 20 members, and you will work together also with members of the section “Organic Electrochemical Materials”. In the framework of a Nordic PhD and researcher and mobility program (CCU-Net), you will have the opportunity for further international collaboration and exchange. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with leading, international groups on the development of MOF materials at the University of Oslo (Norway) and for photo-electrocatalytic reactors at the University of Cantabria (Spain).

Active dissemination of your results in high impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences is an important part of your job.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 January (Danish 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. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

About the Department

At DTU Energy we carry out R&D in sustainable energy conversion technologies for the future energy system. We are among the world’s leaders in research and development of solid oxide fuel cells, polymer fuel cells, electrolysis cells and in gas separation technologies, including CCU. We have excellent facilities and competences for fabrication, testing and characterization of such devices. DTU Energy has around 200 employees.

About the Employer:


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.

Salary and Terms of employment

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 2 years. The starting date is the 1st of March 2022 (or according to mutual agreement)

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Andreas Kaiser,, Tel.: +45 31964896, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage

You can read more about DTU Energy at

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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