Apply before: 25.01.2009 at 12:00 (noon)

Do you want to help develop innovative and environmentally friendly technologies for the future?

Electrochemical cells have the potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector of a sustainable society: In electricity generation (as fuel cells), in fuel production (as electrolysers) and for gas cleaning. In addition they have important uses as gas sensors. The Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division at Risø National Laboratory, DTU (Technical University of Denmark), is project leader of a new Strategic Electrochemistry Research Center (SERC) on fundamental aspects of electrochemical cells. The aim is to significantly extend our understanding of the materials limitations which currently impede a widespread commercialization of the technology. The consortium behind the center consists of the leading Danish research institutions in the field and a wide spectrum of industrial partners.

The project
The study will use a number of techniques (in situ and ex situ), such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy, for investigation of the effects of nano-particle synthesis methods and heat treatments on the performance of composite nanostructured electrodes for fuel cells and electrolyser cells of the solid oxide type for electrochemical energy conversion, i.e. fuel to electricity and electricity to fuel.



  • Ph.D. in engineering, physics or chemistry
  • ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group

  • good communication skills in English, both written and spoken

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment.
Good possibilities for professional and personal growth.

Terms of employment
The place of employment will be the Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division at Risø DTU in Roskilde. The terms of employment will be in accordance with those of scientific staff at Danish universities. 
We must have your online application by 25 January 2009. Please open the link “apply online” and fill in the application form and attach your application.

Please enclose the following documents:
1. CV
2. List of publications
3. References

Further information
For further information please contact research professor Mogens Mogensen,, +45 4677 5726.

You may read more about Risø and the Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division at, and more about SERC on