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EngD Position in Functional Design for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Are you seeking a full-time EngD position? We have an exciting opportunity available within the project "Additive manufacturing of multi-materials on-demand for directional heat transfer." We are specifically looking for an MSc graduate who possesses a strong passion for material/structural design, computational modelling, and additive manufacturing.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 2,618
  • Deadline
    30 Apr 2024

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.

Your profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious graduated master's student, with the following profile:
  • You have a master’s degree in the field of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related discipline with a proven affinity to multidisciplinary assignments.
  • You have a strong and demonstrable background in Computational Design, numerical modelling , and Additive Manufacturing at the graduate level.
  • You have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character.
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You can work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers coming from various branches of science and industry.
  • You are proficient in English.

Our offer

  • As an EngD at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for two years. You will join a stimulating scientific environment.
  • The University offers a dynamic and stimulating environment with enthusiastic colleagues.
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary of EUR 2.618,-
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers, and other staff.

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:

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Davoud Jafari (davoud.jafari@utwente.nl) or Dr. Fengxian Liu (f.liu-3@utwente.nl).

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

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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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Jafari, D. (Davoud)

Jafari, D. (Davoud)
Assistant Professor

Jafari, D. (Davoud)
Assistant Professor

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Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

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1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer. If applicable, we will sign you up for screening.

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