EngD Position in Functional Design for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

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  • EngD Position in Functional Design for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

  • Key takeaways

    The challenge

    As product developers gain a deeper understanding of the potential offered by additive manufacturing and the design flexibility it provides, metal laser powder bed fusion has gained its position in a wide range of applications. However, the current emphasis is mainly focused on mono and graded-material components. By incorporating multi-material components, it becomes feasible to leverage the specific advantages of different materials based on the requirements of each component. For instance, in high-temperature heat exchange applications, it is possible to combine wear- and heat-resistant nickel alloys with copper, which possesses excellent thermal conductivity. This project is grounded on a disruptive approach: the right material in the right place with an arbitrary 3D material layout, for obtaining site-specific properties.

    You will focus on the design aspects of structures with these new functional multi-materials: computational design of structural materials with a focus on Cu-based and Ni-based alloys in the same component. We would like to challenge you in the success of achieving such multi-material complex components that require a thorough understanding of the metallurgical structures, residual stresses, phase transformation, and crystallographic defects evolution under thermal mechanical loading conditions. You will closely work with other Ph.D. students and postdocs in our group to accomplish this goal.

    As part of the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (EngD) program, you'll undergo a tailored traineeship comprising courses, workshops, assessments, and deepening the theoretical understanding acquired during your university education. You will apply all knowledge gained in this multidisciplinary design project. Your training scheme is customized to your personal and professional skills and the demands of this project.


    Information and application

    Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before April 30, 2024, and include:

    • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information for at least two academic references).
    • A transcript of your Diploma, courses taken, and grades achieved
    • Title and abstract of your Master’s project/thesis.
    • A motivation letter explaining your interest in the topic of the research, your skills toward the goals of the project, and your personal traits (maximum one page).
    • Candidates with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).

    For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Davoud Jafari ([email protected]) or Dr. Fengxian Liu ([email protected]).

    The first (online) job interviews will take place May 7, 2024.


    About the department

    The project at the University of Twente brings together scientists from the Faculties of Engineering Technology (ET).

    ET: The Faculty of Engineering Technology engages in the education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid, and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes, and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry, and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees, and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programs are closely connected with UT research institutes?Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center, and Digital Society Institute.


    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.



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