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PhD: Modelling the Formation of Martensite in Dual-phase Steels
Inclusive predictive model for martensite formation in steel at the microstructural level
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2840 per maand
A predictive model for martensite formation in steel at the microstructural level in 2D or 3D should consider the thermodynamics, the martensite morphology and hierarchical microstructure, the surrounding phases, and the micro-mechanical features involved in the formation of the product martensite phase from the austenitic matrix. To date, there are no models describing the combination of these aspects. This project consists of the development of such a model in the context of dual-phase steels:
1. To reproduce the 3D hierarchical microstructural formation of martensite and surrounding ferrite in dual-phase steels.
2. To apply micromechanical models for the development of strains on the micro-scale level considering the same microstructures.
3. To couple the hierarchical and thermodynamic description of the microstructure development with the micro-mechanical description.
We are searching for enthusiastic candidates holding an 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 dr Maria Santofimia Navarro, e-mail: email@example.com or Jolanda de Roo, phone: +31 (6)-572913508, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
M2i human Capital is the recruitment partner for this project. For more information regarding recruitment please contact Jolanda de Roo. e-mail: email@example.com, 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 3ME17-77.
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 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/