Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Postdoc in Electrochemical Sensing of SOx Emissions (BB-F7B2B)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk DK


Are you a skilled electrochemist and do you have experience in solid state synthesis and characterization? Would you like to use your skills to help securing a cleaner air environment? Then this 2-year postdoc position on electrochemical SOx sensors may be a position for you!

Emissions of SOx from the shipping industry is a major environmental concern. For this reason, increasingly stricter regulations on the SOx emissions from ships have been implemented, together with a requirement for the ships to self-monitor the SOx emissions.

Monitoring of SOx emissions require cheap, reliable and durable SOx-sensors. The core in the present project, funded by the Danish Maritime Fund, is to develop a novel, electrochemical SOx-sensor, based on a novel potassium-ion conducting electrolyte and mixed conducting electrodes.

Responsibilities and tasks

Within the present project, you will be in charge of both synthesis and structural and electrical characterization of novel K-ion conducting electrolyte materials (recently reported in Nature Communications) and SOx sensing electrodes based on perovskites. Furthermore, a major part of the project is to fabricate and electrochemically characterize the full sensor devices with potassium conducting electrolyte and the perovskite based sensing electrodes.

The main activity will take place at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at DTU Lyngby campus and you will be a part of the research section “Solid State Chemistry”.


To be qualified for the position you should have:

  • A PhD degree within Chemistry, Physics, Materials Physics or similar field
  • Experience within solid state chemistry and synthesis
  • Experience in electrochemistry and electrochemical characterization
  • An interest in diving into the details of electrochemical sensors
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • It is furthermore important that you:

  • Enjoy doing experimental research in the laboratory.
  • Are able to work independently and structured.
  • Are eager to do challenging research in a strong, professional scientific environment.
  • Experience in processing of ceramic materials is advantageous, but not mandatory.

    You are expected to start medio April 2021 and the duration of the position is 2-years.

    We offer

    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 assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Marie Lund Traulsen and Senior Researcher Bhaskar Reddy Sudireddy.

    Salary and appointment terms

    The employment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The position is a two-year position. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

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    Further information

    Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Marie Lund Traulsen, 

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