DTU Scholarship for PhD In Recyclable Materials In Household Waste

The Department of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)  is delighted to offer a PhD Scholarship for Danish students who will be doing research on on Recyclable materials in household waste. Interesting salary will be given to each of the successful applicants for maximum three years. To apply, application packet must be submitted by 6 August 2015.

Scholarship Description
The Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a position as PhD student on the topic: Recyclable materials in household waste. Recycling of materials in waste and closing of material loops play an increasingly important role in society’s management of resources. In this context, considerable attention is placed on recovery and recycling of waste materials in mixed household waste. Contrary to industrial waste and waste from the service sector, household waste is typically more heterogeneous and consists of more individual materials. While techniques for sorting, recovery and recycling of materials such as paper, metal, glass, and plastic from household waste are relatively well developed, further increase of the overall recycling rates represents a challenge. Recyclable materials today remaining in the mixed residual fraction being send to incineration, may not necessarily be isolated as clean and pure materials.

Award Value
Each of the selected will receive benefits of salary and appointment terms that are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD research in Recyclable Materials In Household Waste

Place of Study
At Technical University of Denmark

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates are expected to meet all of the specific requirements as follow:

  • Knowledge of waste management and recycling processes
  • Experiences with sampling and analysis of solid waste materials
  • Knowledge and experiences with life cycle assessment (LCA) of waste systems
  • Danish language skills

Applicants’ Nationality
Only Danish students are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, all of the following materials must be submitted in PDF file due to the deadline:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system

Submission Deadline
6 August 2015.

Website and Application Link

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