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PhD scholarship in Flexible and Printable Electronics
DTU Electrical Eng
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Thursday 07 Oct 21
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The Electronics section at DTU Electrical Engineering seeks a qualified
candidate for a vacant 3-year PhD position within electronics.
The Electronics group is starting up a new research direction within flexible
and printable electronics. The goal of this PhD project is to research
methodologies used to fabricate flexible, bendable electronic circuits which
can be manufactured using additive manufacturing methods and methods that
allow for a great degree of mechanical flexibility. These methods will then be
tailored for use within power electronics and bioelectronics.
Responsibilities and qualifications
Challenges in miniaturization and integration of electronic systems are not
limited to only making active devices smaller in size. Mechanical flexibility
is an emerging necessity within future applications where electronics become
an integral, structural part of the whole system. This trend has already
started within the aerospace and automotive worlds, where fuel tanks on
aeroplanes are an integral part of the fuselage and battery packs are
structural components of car chassis. This trend will continue with other
applications where electronics are not just relegated to a box to be protected
but are made an active, supporting part of the system structure. Mechanical
compliance of electronics will therefore play a key factor in being able to
bend and shape the resulting system to the final design requirements.
The focus of this project is to research existing methodologies suited for
creating flexible, printed electronics and identify the major barriers for
large-scale adoption. The resulting research will be tailored towards power
electronics applications and will become a fundamental guideline in designing
future structural power electronics for complex, compliant systems like ones
that can be worn on the human body, sown into garments, or curved along the
aesthetic design principles of the automotive world.
Any candidate who:
has a documented record of independent, cross-disciplinary, high-quality
research – preferably performed at a well-known research institute
has good grasps of analysis and synthesis of power converters
has experience with design of electronics under strict mechanical
has experience in CAD systems for both electronics and mechanics
has good experience in using PCB layout software
has good experience in making laboratory prototypes, debugging and testing
can communicate in English at a professional level
has a good publication record
will be considered as a candidate with favourable background. The candidate
needs to be able to self-motivate, be enthusiastic, and take responsibility
for their own project within a cross-disciplinary research team.
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar
degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the
candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For
information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the
PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor
Gabriel Zsurzsan and Professor Michael A. E. Andersen.
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 appointment terms
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 3 years.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
may be obtained from Associate Professor Gabriel Zsurzsan, email:
You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www. elektro.dtu.dk and
the Electronics group at www. ele.elektro.dtu.dk.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 21
October 2021 (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
A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see
guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
List of published ISI articles
Documentation of research experience at a recognized, internationally-
renowned research institute
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin
before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering
technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and
participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art
research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and
physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power
and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.
Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and
study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the
global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and
create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an
international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working
environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we
collaborate with the best universities around the world.