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Post-doc: Ab Initio Simulation of Multi-component Alloys

Model, explore, and optimise material properties of high entropy alloys through computer simulations

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4084 - € 4084 per maand


The successful applicant will perform theoretical materials science research on concentrated multi-component alloys (high entropy alloys) employing first-principles calculations and related atomistic simulation techniques in the research group of Fritz Körmann. A main objective is to model, explore and optimise materials properties of multiple principal component alloys (high entropy alloys) through computer simulations. The exact research topic can depend on the background and research interest of the successful applicant. Starting date: Summer 2018 (exact start date negotiable).


Applicants should have a PhD degree in theoretical or computational physics, chemistry, material science or a corresponding field.

The ideal candidate should have prior experience in one of the following areas: application of DFT for alloy design (such as cluster expansion, AIMD, etc.), developing ab initio-based coarse graining methods (interatomic potentials, machine learning, etc.), or experience in employing embedded atom potentials with molecular dynamics software (LAMMPS, simulation of dislocations, etc.).


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.

For more information about this position, please contact Fritz Körmann, phone: +31 (0)15-2781972, e-mail:
f.h.w.kormann@tudelft.nl. Applications should include: a letter of motivation, a detailed CV including publication list, summary of academic record or research experience, abstract of PhD thesis (1 page), preferred starting date, proof of English language skills (if applicable), and names of three references. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-02.
Please e-mail your application by 31 July 2018 to Hilma Bleeker, application-3mE@tudelft.nl. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Additional information

Fritz Körmann
+31 (0)15-2781972

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 aims to provide internationally recognised, high-quality research of benefit to industry and society, addressing lifecycle, structure, properties, and functionality from a physicochemical perspective. We also aim to furnish a top-level education in materials science and engineering. Focus areas within the department include metals processing, microstructure and property characterisation and prediction, surfaces and interface engineering, degradation, joining, and mechanical behaviour. The department operates on a principal investigator model