PhD position in Three-dimensional inversion of X-ray phase contrast tomography data

DTU Energy seeks a dedicated candidate for a 3-year PhD position with full employee benefits in the interdisciplinary field of X-ray physics, materials science and computation.

Your PhD project will be part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, “Multiscale, Multimodal, Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING” or in short MUMMERING.  The network is concerned with interdisciplinary R&D and training in 3D imaging and its application in materials- and information science. The network offers totally 15 PhD positions. You can find information about all 15 PhD positions here: .

The complete description of the project can be found by clicking here .

Responsibilities and tasks
As PhD student, we expect that you take full responsibility for your PhD project and your learning under your experienced DTU supervisor’s guidance. Moreover, we expect that you actively involve with and seek benefit from: 

  • The training provided by the MUMMERING network

  • Secondment to the industry partner, XNOVO Technologies and to the MAX IV synchrotron

  • DTU Energy’s excellent research infrastructure

Via the mandatory network training provided by MUMMERING, you will participate in summer schools, workshops, and scientific meetings together with top scientists and your 14 fellow PhD students in the MUMMERING network. During your secondment, you will work with data acquisition at a large-scale synchrotron facility and with industrial software implementation and patenting.
Your task will be to handle all aspects of your PhD project and training. This means to:

  • Work out and update your study plan and a personal career development plan

  • Plan, conduct and report your experiments

  • Seek the learning you need for conducting your research

  • Publish your results

Candidates should have a master's degree in physics or engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. Experience with parallelization and GPU optimization is an advantage.

Candidates shall moreover comply with the MSCA definition of an Early-Stage Researcher, i.e. be in the first four years of the research career, and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jens Wenzel Andreasen, on +45 2132 6301, or on e-mail:

We will evaluate the applications on a running basis.  We therefore advise you to submit your online application as soon as possible and no later than 15 March 2018.

The candidate can be of any nationality but is required to undertake physical transnational mobility meaning that you must not have resided more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately before taking up appointment.

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