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PhD candidate: Alkali-activated mineral wool for 3D printing products and elements

Closing the material loops of mineral wool at the end of its lifecycle by introducing novel technology and value chain to CDW sorting, analysis, pre- …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Closing the material loops of mineral wool at the end of its lifecycle by introducing novel technology and value chain to CDW sorting, analysis, pre-treatment, processing, novel products development, market introduction and commercialization is the main goal of the European H2020 project Wool2Loop (mineral wool waste back to loop with advanced sorting, pre-treatment and alkali activation). We seek a PhD to design alkali-activated mineral wool mixtures for 3D printing products and elements. Based on printing nozzle and material delivery system developed by other partners within the Wool2Loop-project, you will focus on material mixture design, i.e., rheological and mechanical properties for determination of suitable early age printability, consistency and stability to meet the printing process in a small lab scale and large industrial scale. The results of this project will provide information about printing time and materials used for online 3D printing platform. This PhD research will be in close collaboration with other partners within the Wool2Loop-project.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a motivated student with an MSc degree in in Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or Chemical Engineering. You have demonstrable affinity with experimental research on construction materials; preferably on alkali activated materials.

Additionally;

  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken) and have good communication skills
  • You are a team worker, but independent thinking researcher
  • You are result oriented, you are a creative and structured thinker

Conditions

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. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The minimum salary mentioned is the salary in your first year. The salary mentioned as the maximum will be your salary in your fourth year.

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 www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Additional information

For more information about this position, you can contact Guang Ye, Associate Professor, via g.ye@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, list of publications, an abstract of your MSc thesis (one-page, in English), a grade list, two recommendation letters (or alternatively the names and email addresses of two references) and a letter of application specifically addressing our position in a single PDF file called CiTG19.41_Lastname.pdf by 1st of August, exclusively to: Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CiTG19.41.

If your MSc diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation in case you will be appointed.