Postdoc in Material Corrosion related to CO2 Storage Applications – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) – Copenhagen

DTU Constructtorsdag 20 okt 22Send ansøgning Frist 4. november 2022 If you are looking for best opportunities for post-doctoral research, there is an availability of Post-doc position at Materials and Surface Engineering section, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark in the area of Corrosion related to steel materials in connection with CO2 storage in wells. Position is connected to the project in collaboration with DTU Offshore Technology Centre.Responsibilities and qualifications Post-doc aims at comprehensive investigation of corrosion in relation to CO2 injection and storage in existing oil wells. Project will focus on: (i) corrosion during injection due to supercritical CO2 conditions, (ii) corrosion due to the aqueous phase + CO2 in contact with well tubing, and (iii) developing an empirical model based on the experimental data for predicting corrosion level.Planned activities in the project include: Investigation of possible impurity content in CO2 on corrosion at lab scale and under flow loop conditions. Vapor phase corrosion due to thin film of electrolyte sticking to the tube surface under CO2 conditions. Detailed analysis of mechanism of corrosion and scale formation using microscopic, X-ray tomography and Synchrotron methods including in-situ electrochemical methods. Developing a corrosion model based on the parametric test data using statistical models. You will work in a research team with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark and abroad. The position is period of 18 months. Project involve some level of coordination activity between partners.As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). A PhD Degree in Materials Engineering or chemistry with corrosion and electrochemistry specialization. Prior experience on corrosion aspects related to oil and gas or CO2 storage applications is an advantage. Additionally prior experience on Synchrotron techniques for corrosion research is preferred.We offerDTU 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 employmentThe 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 1.5 years.You can read more aboutcareer paths at DTU here.Further informationFurther information may be obtained from Professor Rajan Ambat, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, DTU, Phone: +45 4525 2181, e-mail:ram@mek.dtu.dk.You can read more about Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering atwww.construct.dtu.dk.If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU atDTU – Moving to Denmark.Application procedureYour complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 November 2022 (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 – in English) List of publications 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.DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and the sustainable development. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within building design and processes, building construction and safety, building energy and installation, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials technology, manufacturing engineering, engineering design and thermal energy systems.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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 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.

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