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PhD scholarship in Topology Optimization for Contact Problems

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lyngby-Taarbæk, Storkøbenhavn

Indrykket
21-07-2021
Kontakt
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800
Kongens Lyngby
Tlf
93511664
Praktisk information
Oprettet
21-07-2021
Udløber
26-07-2021
Kviknummer
330750647
Jobtype
Fuldtid
Arbejdsområde
Forskning og undervisning
Stillingsbetegnelse
Ph.D. Stipendiat
Erfaringer - I højere grad
Ikke angivet (Forskning og udvikling)
Sprog
Dansk Læse/ tale

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position starting in the autumn of 2021 within the field of shape and topology optimization at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. The PhD-project is funded through the project TopCon granted by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

As a team member in TopCon you will have the opportunity to extend and apply novel topology optimization methods for improving mechanical systems that involve internal or external contact. In particular, you will work with soft robotics applications, design of strongly nonlinear periodic materials, energy absorption or storage applications, and biomechanics applications. By harnessing internal contact, topology optimization will permit you to significantly advance the state-of-the-art with respect to the aforestated applications. During your PhD you will be part of a strong and internationally recognized research group (the TopOpt group, www.topopt.dtu.dk), you will have access to a strong international network, and you can count on substantial support from the more experienced members of the TopCon project.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The project involves extensive development and implementation of numerical algorithms for shape and topology optimization. Hence, it is a prerequisite that the candidates document their experience with finite element programming to receive full consideration. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience in at least one and preferably more of the following areas: computational solid mechanics; the finite element method; numerical optimization methods; shape and/or topology optimization, hyperelasticity.

We envision that:

  • You have an open mind and can think creatively in mathematical, mechanical and programming contexts.
  • You are eager to elaborate on the newest research results, improve the ideas, and test them by implementation.
  • You will be able to use and extend in-house codes written in Python and C++, as well as to use commercial finite element software such as COMSOL.
  • You know and have in-depth experience within topology optimization and/or finite element analysis and are committed to improving state-of-the-art.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide. http://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/PhD/Rules/PhDguide

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ole Sigmund and Senior Researcher Konstantinos Poulios.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Project start is between October 1st and December 1st, 2021, hence applicants who have not finished their M.Sc. degree within this period or before will not be considered.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/working-at-dtu/career-paths

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ole Sigmund, tel.: +45 4525 4256,

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Solid Mechanics.

You can read more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk and the TopOpt-group at www.topopt.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU - Moving to Denmark. https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/moving-to-denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 26 July 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here) http://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/phd/Applicant/Pre_acceptance-1-

You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800
Kongens Lyngby
Tlf
93511664
Praktisk information
Oprettet
21-07-2021
Udløber
26-07-2021
Kviknummer
330750647
Jobtype
Fuldtid
Arbejdsområde
Forskning og undervisning
Stillingsbetegnelse
Ph.D. Stipendiat
Erfaringer - I højere grad
Ikke angivet (Forskning og udvikling)
Sprog
Dansk Læse/ tale
Beliggenhed