PhD candidate position - integrated within the European Doctoral Network (DN) funded under the HORIZON EU project "PATRON" (Prognostics and heAlth management of nexT GeneRatiOn drivetraiNs).

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

15 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department

Laboratory for tribology and interface nanotechnology TINT
Research Field

Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Engineering » Materials engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Slovenia
Application Deadline

15 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

40
Offer Starting Date

1 Oct 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / MSCA
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

101120172
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

to work on:

»Boundary layer interface design for reduced full-film friction & wear in mechanical components«

 

The focus of the PhD research will be to develop innovative mechanisms to reduce friction in full-film lubricated contacts. One approach is to employ various surface modification technologies, from nano to macro-scale, which can reduce full-film friction through a solid-liquid interface mechanisms and can gain friction reduction. Recent studies indicate several possibilities to modify the contact interface, which however, need to be explored. The study should explore the film formation, shear, thickness, load distribution, and their effects on friction and wear, which is currently not known. The work will be experimental and/or theoretical in a group with strong background in the field and facilities, namely the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface nanotechnology (TINT) at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), mentored by prof. Mitjan Kalin.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Chemistry
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Materials engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Master Degree in mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry or materials science, with some background in surface science and/or tribology.


Specific Requirements

Ability to work in international collaboration, with academic and industrial partners.

Allowing travel for consortium meetings.


Level
Good

Additional Information
Additional comments

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a EUROPASS to [email protected]  and [email protected] . The submission deadline is April 15 2024.

 


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universsity of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory for tribology and interface nanotechnology TINT
Country
Slovenia
City
Ljubljana
Postal Code
1000
Street
Bogošičeva ulioca 8
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
City

Ljubljana
Website

http://www.fs.uni-lj.si/
Street

Askerčeva cesta 6
Postal Code

1000
E-Mail

[email protected]
[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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