PhD position in aging and degradation of polymer composites

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Deadline: PhD position in aging and degradation of polymer composites PhD position in aging and degradation of polymer composites - Institutt for vareproduksjon og byggteknikkGjøvikTemporary13. okt 2022

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About the position

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.  

At the Dept. of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, there is a PhD position available in aging and degradation of polymer composites.
The position is a 100% employment for 3 years.

NTNU in Gjøvik is one of the new campuses of NTNU, located approximately 120km north of Oslo. NTNU works in close cooperation with SINTEF Manufacturing (SM) at Raufoss (10km away of Gjøvik) and SINTEF Materials & Nanotechnology (SINTEF M&N) in Oslo. NTNU, SM and SINTEF M&N work in close cooperation with the industrial sector in Norway and abroad.

The Dept. of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering (IVB) consists of 3 main research groups (Group for Sustainable Composites, Group for Digitalization, Group for Industry 4.0). The candidate will join the Group for Sustainable Composites.

The department is in possession of brand-new facilities for polymers and composites research covering manufacturing (including 3D printing), testing, characterization, non-destructive evaluation and recycling. NTNU in Gjøvik is the main centre for additive manufacturing in Norway and it is envisaged to become the main centre for sustainable & advanced composites research.


We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has experience with university research. The candidate will support our group’s strategy on the increasingly growing demand on sustainable polymers and composites, bio-based composites, advanced composites, multifunctional (i.e. self-diagnosing) composites and other innovative composites for engineering applications. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to current research activities at NTNU and our cooperation partners, both inside NTNU, in Norway and internationally. The candidate will also be involved in teaching activities and tutoring of students at bachelor and postgraduate level. Applicants with the ability to work across disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

Your immediate leader is Head of Department. 

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