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Prediction of the recrystallisation texture under applied conditions of annealing
The crystallographic texture is an essential part of the microstructure of metal sheet and determines its forming properties. During recrystallisation annealing after cold rolling, the texture of the finished product is formed. A high-performant through-process model requires a detailed physical understanding, which needs to be implemented in a model that allows prediction of the recrystallisation texture under applied conditions of annealing. In the present PhD project, an approach will be pursued that is based on crystal plasticity theory, which may allow identification of a set of orientations of the deformation microstructure that will be selected for recrystallisation. In addition to the modelling tasks, orientation contrast microscopy by EBSD validation also needs to be carried out.
We are searching for enthusiastic candidates holding a MSc degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a similar field. The candidate must have knowledge of physics of materials, solid state physics, solid-solid phase transformations, and mechanical behaviour. Moreover, the candidate should have:
• familiarity with the basics of continuum mechanics and more precisely crystal plasticity modelling.
• an “academic attitude” with excellent analytical skills, initiative, inventiveness, curiosity, and critical thinking about the research approach and results.
• strong communication skills (high degree of English proficiency), ability to integrate, and good social behaviour.
The 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. The 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 graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.
For more information about this position, please contact Professor Leo Kestens, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jolanda de Roo, phone: +31 (6)-572913508, e-mail: email@example.com.
M2i human Capital is the recruitment partner for this project. For more information regarding recruitment please contact Jolanda de Roo. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: + 316 572 913 50.
To apply, please visit the website www.m2i.nl/vacancies/ and use M2i's online application tool by 28 February 2018.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME17-73.
Jolanda de Roo
Technische Universiteit Delft
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of Delft University of Technology, undertakes coherent and innovative research dedicated to developing, producing, characterising, and manipulating materials, with a focus on metals. The aim is to develop fundamental understanding forming the basis for better performance and a longer life cycle with preservation of functionality, while at the same time optimising sustainable use of resources and minimising the environmental footprint.
The Mechanical Behaviour group performs research on the mechanical properties depending on microstructure and texture, consolidation and failure mechanisms in relation to industrial applications. For more information: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/organisation/departments/materials-science-and-engineering/research/mechanical-behaviour/