The PhD programme at iNANO

Research facilities available:

iNANO embraces a number of core facilities for state-of-the-art nanoscale research, including structural analyses (XRD, NMR, SAXS, TEM, Nano pore technology), bio-imaging (IVIS Imaging, FRET, MRI, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy) and surface analysis (XPS, SIMS, AFM, STM, SEM) as well as cleanroom facilities for nanostructure synthesis. The cross-institutional structure of iNANO furthermore provides access to a wide spectrum of complementary research tools across different fields of research.

Affiliated centres/departments:

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Chemistry, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Department of Biosciences, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University Faculty of Health, The Center for DNA Technology (CDNA), The Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Lundbeck Nanomedicine center for Individualized management of tissue damage and regeneration (LUNA), Centre for Materials Crystallography (CMC), Centre for Functional Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Sino-Danish Center (SDC).

Examples of employment after graduation:

Vestas A/S, Grundfoss A/S, Haldor Topsøe, Novo Nordisk, Santaris Pharma Exiqon, Danisco, Dupont, Danish Technological Insitute, Siemens Particle Therapy, Plougman & Vingtoft, McKinsey,  FLSmidth, postdoc positions in national and international universities and high school lecturer positions.

Geographic location:

Aarhus University at the affiliated departments and centers. From summer 2012 much of the iNANO research and teaching activities will be joined in a newly build laboratory and office complex.

International cooperation:

We are involved in a number of programs supporting short term PhD research stays abroad such as in China, USA and most of Europe.

National cooperation:

National cooperation: iNANO has many formalized collaborations with more then 60 Danish companies including Novo Nordisk A/S, Novozymes, Lundbeck A/S,  Leo Pharma, Arla Foods amba, Danisco,  Grundfos A/S, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Santaris Pharma, Danfos A/S, Aalborg Portland Group, Coloplast Research A/S and CLC-Bio A/S.

Approx. number of PhD students:

Well above 120 PhD students are associated with iNANOschool.

For more information, please see:

Information relevant to your PhD study

Committees, associations, and career counselling

Applying for a PhD position at iNANO

You have two options to choose from when you wish to apply for a PhD position at iNANO. You can either apply through the general application from (where you suggest a supervisor and specify a project) or apply for a specific project.

Irrespective of which application form you choose, we highly recommend that you contact the suggested supervisor first and that you read the application guidelines.



Head of programme

Duncan Sutherland

H bldg. 1592, 120
P +4587156714
P +4523385789

Local Programme Secretary

Maria Kragelund

PhD administrator
H bldg. 1590, 230
P +4521184164
P +4521184164

GSST PhD Partners

Helle Karvonen

International Coordinator
H bldg. Foulum A14, 3081
P +4587151253
P +4540265495

Rikke J. Ljungmann

Special consultant, team coordinator, PhD partner
H bldg. 1520, 123
P +4560202605
P +4560202605

PhD events

Friday, 14. December 2018 | PhD defense

PhD defense: Exploring and improving graphene production for polymer materials

PhD student Emil Tveden Bjerglund, iNANO

Monday, 17. December 2018 | PhD defense

PhD defense: Proteinaggregering i forhold til Parkinsons sygdom

PhD student Camilla Bertel Andersen, iNANO

Thursday, 20. December 2018 | Exam

Qualifying exam: RNA Origami Scaffolds as a Synthetic Biology tool for Metabolic...

PhD student Michael Truong-Giang Anh Nguyen, iNANO

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