2 PHD positions: Design and Additive Manufacturing Technology for Fabrication of A Hybrid Soft Robotic Heart
Join our multidisciplinary team and an exciting project that strives to develop a soft robotic- hybrid tissue heart. Focus on robotic based additive manufacturing of a soft robotic heart. Dive into groundbreaking research and make a significant impact on the future of manufacturing techniques for multifunctional soft robotic systems. Apply now and be part of this innovative journey!
Your project is part of the Holland Hybrid Heart (HHH) consortium, the group that will produce the first ever soft-robotics, hybrid-tissue heart. The HHH consortium is a partnership between Erasmus MC, Eindhoven University of Technology, Amolf, University of Twente, Saxion, Delft University of Technology and several business partners. The consortium was awarded a 10M € grant by the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA), in light of the NWA-ORC-call, in which the HHH ranked 1st out of 15 awarded grants. The HHH consortium aims to do the necessary fundamental research up until the animal trials to produce an artificial heart. The goals for this heart will be that it will be pliable, has a pulsatile flow and has a tissue-engineered lining wherever human blood touches that heart. This project will only be successful if all the brains and talents of our researchers collaborate intensively. We therefore organize ourselves into research teams that aim to accomplish clear, identifiable but challenging goals.
Your task in this project, will be to focus on novel 3D printing techniques of hyperelastic elastomer, and investigate novel moths for integration smart fibers into the printed soft robotic systems. You will aim at engineering and scientific approaches: to propose new tools, printing solutions and materials that can satisfy the required complexity for realization of the soft robotics hybrid heart. The outcome of this project should provide new knowledge and technology that will enable 3D printing of complicated multifunctional soft robots feasible.
Information and application
Your application should include:
- A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation.
- A detailed CV including, date of birth, English proficiency level, experience overview, publication list (if any), examples of developed robotic projects (if any), copies of relevant publications (if any), and video download links.
- Contact information for at least two academic references. A support letter will be requested only if your application is considered.
- An academic transcript of BSc. and MSc. education.
An interview and a scientific presentation will be a part of the selection procedure. Please apply before February 29, 2024, via the provided button.
For more information about the position please feel free to contact Dr. Ali Sadeghi, email@example.com
The first round of Interviews will be held in the last week of March.
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.