PhD position Control of Laser-based Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

The project “Additive Manufacturing for Extra Large Metal Components” (AiM2XL) aims at the production of large-scale (~1 to >10 m) additively manufactured …

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The project “Additive Manufacturing for Extra Large Metal Components” (AiM2XL) aims at the production of large-scale (~1 to >10 m) additively manufactured metallic components for maritime applications. To accomplish this, you will develop sensing techniques as well as actuators in order to reliably manufacture of such products using a high power laser source.

  • You will develop thermographic & spectrometric sensing techniques in order to correlate measured quantities to microstructure of the part being produced;
  • You will develop methods (based on physical models) for real-time shaping of the intensity profile in order to optimize the heat input during laser processing;
  • You will develop a real-time controller, based on the sensors and beam shaping concepts;
  • You will closely collaborate with your research-team colleagues at University of Twente, at the universities in Delft, Eindhoven and Groningen, as well as with the consortium of industrial partners;
  • You will mentor BSc and MSc students, who do graduation projects in support of your research;
  • You will finish your research with a PhD thesis.


  • You hold a MSc degree in photonics, mechanical engineering, applied physics, or a closely related discipline;
  • You have good knowledge/demonstrated awareness of fundamental aspects of laser-material processing. Experience in high power laser-material processing, such as laser cladding, are desirable;
  • You are aware of analysis technologies/techniques such as SEM, EDX, AFM, Raman spectroscopy, FV, optical microscopy, etc;
  • You have a strong analytical mind and an eye for detail, as well as a critical attitude towards assessment of experimental results;
  • You like to present your results to colleagues, industrial partners and at international conferences;
  • You are fluent in English and express yourself easily both in speech and in writing. We require a TOEFL > 90 or IELTS > 6.5 score.

Information and application
For information, please contact Gert-willem Römer or point your browser to
The start of the project is as soon as possible. We also invite applications from candidates, who expect to graduate soon. Your application should be submitted before 30-4-2018.

Please send the following documents through the link below:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List with grades of courses attended
  • References and, if applicable, a list of publications.


We offer a very challenging fulltime position for four years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating research environment with excellent facilities;
  • You will be given the opportunity to acquire teaching experience;
  • You are offered a professional and personal development program within Graduate School Twente;
  • A starting salary of € 2.222 in the first year and a salary of € 2.840 in the fourth year gross per month;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment.


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