At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from February 1, 2021 The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg.


The PhD project will be performed through collaboration between Aalborg University and ROCKWOOL International A/S.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered stone wool products with 46 manufacturing facilities and approximately 11,000 employees distributed worldwide. We are delivering specialist options for the building, industrial, horticultural, marine, transport and offshore sectors. Stone wool products are produced by melting raw materials to generate an at least 1500 °C hot melt, subsequently by spinning the melt into fibres, and finally by collecting and forming the fibres into the compact wool structure. The ROCKWOOL Group is committed to reduce the CO2 emissions from our production and the subject of this PhD is designed to support this.

The PhD project will investigate the influence of melt production parameters on the high temperature stability of stone wool fibers. The project will be performed in an interdisciplinary environment, utilizing the expertise and experimental equipment available at Aalborg University and at the manufacturing sites and research laboratories at ROCKWOOL International A/S. This includes a variety of facilities for producing, characterizing, testing and investigating raw materials, melts and stone wool fibers. The project will focus on both physical and chemical processes in the ROCKWOOL production.

The candidate should have one of the following backgrounds: inorganic materials science and technology. Knowledge in glass science, as well as in thermal analysis, crystallographic techniques, redox reactions, chemical reactions, spectroscopy and microscopy will be an advantage.

You may obtain further information from Professor Yuanzheng Yue, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, email: concerning the scientific details of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email:,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 28, 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.





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