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PhD: Ab initio modelling of complex concentrated alloys

The successful applicant will perform theoretical materials science research on complex concentrated alloys (multi-component alloys, high entropy alloys) …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2266 - € 2897 per maand


The successful applicant will perform theoretical materials science research on complex concentrated alloys (multi-component alloys, high entropy alloys) employing first-principles calculations and related atomistic simulation techniques in the research group of Dr. Fritz Körmann. The main goal is to develop efficient ab initio based simulation techniques to investigate the interplay between phase stability, short-range order and other materials properties to explore the large phase space for optimized materials properties combinations.

Preferred starting date: 01.10.2018 (exact starting date negotiable).


Applicants should have a MSc degree in theoretical or computational physics, chemistry, materials science or closely related field. Proficiency in English is required. Prior experience with density functional theory, modelling of alloys, application of interatomic potentials, or programming techniques are very welcome.


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact dr Fritz Körmann, Lecturer, email: f.h.w.kormann@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please e-mail your application to application-3mE@tudelft.nl, and refer to vacancy number 3mE18-32.

The application should include:

- a letter of motivation (max. 1 page),
- CV including publication list (if applicable)
- summary of previous research experience,
- abstract of Master thesis (max. 1 page),
- grades,
- proof of English language skills (if applicable),
- names of up to three references,
- preferred starting date.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.