PostDoc; Dynamic metamaterials breaking through subwavelength application limits

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 08 Jan 2023


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



Mechanical Engineering

Reference number


Job description

Project description

The need for mitigation, or more generally manipulation, of elastic and acoustic waves arises in many areas of high technological, societal and economical importance ranging from aeronautical and automotive industries, infrastructure and built environment to bio-medical applications and high-precision equipment. Dynamic metamaterials constitute a relatively new emerging class of metamaterials targeting manipulation of mechanical waves, which can provide novel paths to the solution of a number of challenging problems in wave mitigation and control by going beyond the limits of the conventional solutions used nowadays. Despite the tremendous growth of the metamaterial research field in the past decade, metamaterial technology is still at a low application readiness level and significant steps forward are needed in this respect.

This project will therefore aim at the practical side of metamaterial development, namely metamaterial design, manufacturing and experimental demonstration, targeting several specific applications, i.e. biomedical ultrasound imaging and vibration isolation in high-precision equipment.


As a Postdoc you will fulfil the following activities:

  • Perform scientific research, with particular focus on design, manufacturing and testing.
  • Present results on international conferences and publish results in scientific journals.
  • Report progress.
  • Contribute to the educational program in the department.

Job requirements

Job requirements

Talented, enthusiastic candidates with excellent analytical, practical and communication skills holding a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Manufacturing or similar are encouraged to apply. Experience with mechanical metamaterials, experimental acoustics/dynamics or micromanufacturing techniques is of benefit.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer:

  • Full-time employment for 2years.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association  that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact the hiring manager dr. Varvara Kouznetsova, v.g.kouznetsova[at],

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact HR Advice ME, HRAdviceME[at]

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We invite you to submit a complete application (in PDF format) using the apply-button. The application should include a:

  • letter of motivation
  • detailed curriculum vitae including photograph
  • and contact information of at least three potential referees.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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