Call for Expression of interest PHD positions - ERC CoG - Self-Foldable Origami-Architected Metamaterials

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Mar 2024

25 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Università degli Studi di Trento
Department

Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering
Engineering » Aerospace engineering
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Physics » Solid state physics
Physics » Applied physics
Physics » Classical mechanics
Physics » Acoustics
Engineering » Computer engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Italy
Application Deadline

31 Mar 2024 - 12:00 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / ERC
Reference Number

101086644
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Ph.D. positions within the research activity related to the PI ERC Consolidator Grant "SFOAM" (Self-Foldable Origami-Architected Metamaterials) will be funded by and available at the University of Trento (Italy).

The research group offering this position is coordinated by Prof. Diego Misseroni (https://misseroni.dicam.unitn.it/ )

We present a captivating opportunity for the best students to work in the field of architected materials and origami-based metamaterials. The objective is to implant origami/kirigami capabilities within architected cellular structures at different scales, paving the way for metamaterials with unparalleled mechanical performance. By combining multistability, control of localized deformation, and ellipticity loss, we aim to unlock a groundbreaking capability: self-foldability and shape-morphing induced by external stimuli. Through this innovative research, we will develop theoretical models, leveraging topological inhomogeneities in origami-based metamaterials, to achieve reprogrammable frustrate states, tunable mechanical properties, spontaneous buckling, and foldability. To advance our understanding, we will utilize Floquet-Bloch asymptotic homogenization as a powerful tool for determining a continuum equivalent to origami frustrated metamaterials. Furthermore, our investigation will involve rigorous numerical testing using both standard commercial finite element (FE) software and dedicated origami software. In summary, this research aims to create metamaterials with extraordinary mechanical properties. By integrating origami/kirigami techniques, we will unlock self-foldability and shape-morphing capabilities, enabling structures to adapt and respond to external stimuli.

Research Supervisors: Under the guidance of Prof. Diego Misseroni, coordinator of the research group (https://misseroni.dicam.unitn.it/ ), you will have the privilege to collaborate with renowned researchers worldwide, including Prof. Glaucio H. Paulino (Princeton University, USA), Prof. Pradeep Pratapa (Madras Institute of Technology, India), and Prof. Ke Liu (Peking University, China). This global collaboration will empower you to enhance your technical skills, broaden your understanding of materials science, mechanics of materials and structures, and develop critical problem-solving abilities.

How to express your interest:

Interested candidates send an email to the PI Prof. Diego Misseroni ([email protected] ) with subject line “Call for a PhD position”, including their CV with the following information:

  • complete personal details and contact information;
  • education, qualifications and research experience.

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

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

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

Research Field
Physics » Applied physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Physics » Solid state physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Physics » Classical mechanics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Physics » Mathematical physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Research Field
Engineering » Aerospace engineeringEngineering » Materials engineeringEngineering » Mechanical engineeringPhysics » Solid state physicsPhysics » Classical mechanicsPhysics » Applied physicsPhysics » Acoustics

Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://misseroni.dicam.unitn.it

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Trento
Country
Italy
State/Province
Trento
City
Trento
Postal Code
38123
Street
via Mesiano, 77
Geofield


Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Trento
Country
Italy
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
City

Trento
Website

http://www.dicam.unitn.it/
Street

Via Mesiano 77
Postal Code

38123

STATUS: EXPIRED

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