Post-doc: Design of Structural Health Management Platform

In-situ monitoring of adhesively bonded hybrid joints

9 dagen geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4084 per maand


Within the framework of the EU project 'Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport - QUALIFY', you will design a health management platform for in-situ monitoring of adhesively bonded hybrid joints under different environmental and operational conditions. More specifically, your job contains three main parts:
1. Sensor topology optimisation and reliability analysis of the monitoring system
2. Effect of environmental and operational conditions on the detection capabilities of the monitoring system
3. Structural integrity analysis of adhesively bonded joints.


The applicant must hold a PhD degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering and have a strong background in structural health monitoring, preferably in acoustic and strain-based techniques. Knowledge of advanced signal processing and programming languages, such as Python or Matlab, is required. Knowledge of mechanics of composite materials will be considered an advantage.

It is expected that the researcher will contribute to academic activities of the group by publishing peer-reviewed papers, attending international conferences, assisting in writing new project proposals, and supervising undergraduate students.

The applicant should have an open personality and excellent English language proficiency in order to cooperate with EU partners and colleagues.


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, please contact Dimitrios Zarouchas, phone:+31 (0)15-2785481, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, two references, and a motivation letter by 31 October 2017 to Gemma van der Windt,
When applying, please refer to vacancy number LR17-32.

Additional information

Dimitrios Zarouchas
+31 (0)15-2785481

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. Aerospace Engineering The Department of Aerospace Materials and Structures is dedicated to research on and development of structures and materials. The department consists of multiple groups that together cover the range from fundamental material science to full-scale structural component testing.

The Structural Integrity and Composites group focuses on the performance needs of future structures and products by intergrating design, safety, manufacturing, and maintenance. The group has a unique reputation in the field of fatigue of structures and materials, combined with expertise in structural hybrid/composite concept development and manufacturing for assuring structural integrity during all phases of the entire operational life.


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