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PhD: Modelling Austenite Decomposition
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2840 per maand
The understanding of bainite formation in steels is one of the most controversial topics in physical metallurgy. Existing predictive models on this phase transformation do not provide information on grain sizes or compositional gradients. Experimental studies on transformation temperatures and kinetics of austenite formation show contradicting results. Furthermore, the possibility to extend a model for bainite microstructure to acicular ferrite remains unexplored. To study the present uncertainties on phase transformations after austenite deformation, this project has three aims:
1. To create a physically-based and robust model for 3D description of the bainite and acicular ferrite formation in a polycrystalline material.
2. To develop a model describing phase transformations from deformed austenite.
3. To model the effect of heat of bainite transformation locally and globally in the system.
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:
• affinity for computational calculation as well as a solid background in mathematics and numerical methods.
• 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 dr Maria Santofimia Navarro, 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 3ME17-75.
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 - Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
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) 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 Microstructure section of the MSE Department, with five senior scientists and some 15 PhD students and post-docs, has a leading position worldwide in the field of microstructure control, based on both experimental characterisation and physical modelling. For more information: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/organisation/departments/materials-science-and-engineering/research/microstructures/