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Professor in Computational and AI-accelerated Discovery of Sustainable Energy Materials

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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Computing, Engineering
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy) invites applications for a position as professor in computational and AI-accelerated design and discovery of sustainable energy materials.

As our new professor, you will be among 250 inspiring colleagues in the department, located centrally at DTU Lyngby Campus. One of our important values is cooperation, and we believe that we achieve world-class results together. Your research leadership is of utmost importance and therefore you are an empathetic role model when you foster a nurturing environment of inclusion and openness. We strive for a decent work-life balance.

Responsibilities and qualifications
As our new professor, you will take a leading role in developing and applying novel computational methods to autonomously bridge atomic-scale materials simulations with simulations at longer time and length scales, e.g., using machine learning and related techniques. You are very interested in the development of interoperable data infrastructures for autonomous computational and experimental workflows capable of integrating and utilizing data from other sources, such as existing databases and high-throughput or high-fidelity experiments. The activities should be in strong interplay with other ongoing and new activities in the Department, such as our development of new materials and components for e.g. batteries, electrolysis, and catalysis.

We seek outstanding candidates to develop a vigorous, independent research area with interests in developing transformative methodologies, materials, and technologies for use in society, which lead to sustainable solutions that can enable the green transition of the World. You have demonstrated top-level and original scientific research within computational methods for atomic-scale materials design, discovery, and characterization. You will be a strong contributor to DTU Energy’s vision of demonstrating world-leading cross/trans-disciplinary research through innovative development of sustainable materials solutions for the green transition and initiate and inspire to collaborations with colleagues within the Department, as well as across and outside DTU.

You are able to attract external funding from public and private sources to conduct the research at the highest international level. Dissemination of the research - both to scientific peers and to decision-makers in the public domain - is an important responsibility.

You demonstrate top-level and original scientific research within the development and application of computational methods for atomic-scale materials design, discovery, and characterization within one or more of the Department’s research areas, preferably within battery materials and/or electrocatalysis.

As a successful candidate for the position you are able to document:

  • Outstanding, original scientific output
  • Successful teaching and dissemination experience
  • A strong background in, and an innovative approach to, computational/AI-accelerated materials discovery
  • A track record of academic cross/trans-disciplinary collaboration

You have demonstrated the ability to win and manage large-scale research projects and have experience and a good reputation as a supervisor of students, PhDs, and postdocs.

You appreciate teaching and have documented successful teaching experiences as you are expected to take a lead role in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. You will teach students at all levels (BSc, MSc, and PhD) and be an inspiration and a role model for our young scientists. Your contributions to our research-based education and innovation will assist DTU in educating the best engineers, especially in strengthening the development of their digital and transdisciplinary competencies.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Søren Linderoth, mail:, Professor Juan Maria Garcia-Lastra,, or Director of CAPeX, Professor Tejs Vegge,

You can read more about DTU Energy on

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 January 2024 (23:59 Danish time).

Apply at: Professor in Computational and AI-accelerated Discovery of Sustainable Energy Materials

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research (3-5 pages)
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

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 Energy
It is our vision to be a world-leading cross-disciplinary research department within sustainable technologies for energy conversion and storage and to enable a sustainable society through innovative technology development building on fundamental insights.

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 13,500 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.

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