Vacancies

PhD: Physical aspects of XFEM modelling in shell elements

Specifications - (explanation)

Location

Delft

Function types

Promotieplaatsen

Scientific fields

Techniek, Naval architecture

Hours

38.0 hours per week

Salary

€ 2325 - € 2972

Education

Universitair

Job number

3mE19-04

Translations

en 

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Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

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Job description

XFEM is a way of modelling failure in finite element analysis which is promising for predicting the effects of naval blast or collision. While it is becoming increasingly available in academic and commercial software, some key issues need to be resolved to make it more physically representative and also easier to apply for typical engineers. A main area in which it can be made easier to apply would be to relate the specific input parameters that the software needs directly to material properties, rather than to structural level tests. It also needs to be updated to contain multiple failure modes which compete with each other in reality.

This position is one part of a project that has two PhDs working together. In this position, the PhD researcher will work on testing and physical aspects of modelling failure in an XFEM context. The parallel PhD will work in developing the numerical aspects.

Requirements

The applicant shall have a masters degree in naval architecture, mechanical/marine engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, or a similar engineering discipline. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required, while the ability to communicate in Dutch is considered valuable.

Conditions of employment

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. 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 http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Contract type: Tijdelijk, 4 years

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

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 Maritime and Transport Technology (MTT) studies how to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. New generation transport and marine systems require the further development of the knowledge of the dynamics and the physical processes involved in transport, dredging and marine systems, the logistics of the systems and the interaction between the equipment and control systems. For more information on the research activities of M&TT department, please see: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/departments/maritime-and-transport-technology/.

Additional information

For information about this position you can contact Dr Carey Walters, Assoc.Professor Ship Design, email: c.l.walters@tudelft.nl, tel.: +31 0152783705. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: n.vanbenthem@tudelft.nl.
To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 1 March 2019 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-04.

PhD: Advanced modelling of granular handling for iron making processes

PhD: Advanced modelling of granular handling for iron making processes

Specifications - (explanation)

Location

Delft

Function types

PhD positions

Scientific fields

Engineering

Hours

38.0 hours per week

Salary

€ 2325 - € 2972

Education

University Graduate

Job number

3mE19-03

Translations

en 

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Job description

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic candidate fascinated by granular materials for a fully funded 4-year PhD position. 
This PhD project focusses on improving process efficiency of the iron making process by enhanced understanding of handling processes of the raw materials (iron ore, coke) related to the blast furnace. Key aspects include: (1) Establishing a numerical model capturing the material behaviour and specifically segregation of multi component mixtures on global and local detail, (2) Modelling transient and steady state interactions with equipment in various handling steps, (3) Calibration, verification and validation by a combination of simulations and experiments on both a lab and industrial scale.

The developed and validated model will be used to evaluate design and process improvements for optimal charging and as such contribute to improved process efficiency. 
This project is in collaboration with Tata Steel and the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i). 

More information on the TEL section can be found here.

Requirements

We are seeking an outstanding PhD candidate who has:

  • a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical or Process Engineering or Civil Engineering, preferably with a background in granular materials, powder technology or bulk solids handling or related topics;

  • proficiency in English (English certificates will be required, such as IELTS and TOEFL);

  • good demonstrable communication and team-working skills;

  • knowledge/experience of experimental measurements and data analysis;

  • Experience in numerical modelling and analytical/computational tools for particle based systems such as DEM software.          

    Conditions of employment

    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. 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 http://www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

    Contract type: Temporary, 4 years

    Employer

    Delft University of Technology

    Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

    Department

    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 Section Transport Engineering and Logistics (TEL) is part of the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) at Delft University of Technology. The focus is on the development, design, construction and operation of water and land-based transport systems and equipment. Education and research deals with transport-related topics that involve both technological and logistic issues. This combination of transport equipment and logistics is considered one of the strong points of the TEL section.

    Additional information

For information about this position you can contact Dr D.L. Schott,  e-mail:  d.l.schott@tudelft.nl. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: n.vanbenthem@tudeflt.nl.
To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 10 March 2019 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-03.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Advanced Techniques for Machine and Equipment Design

Specifications - (explanation)

Location

Delft

Function types

Hoogleraren, UHD’s, UD’s & lectoren

Scientific fields

Techniek

Hours

38.0 hours per week

Salary

€ 3427 - € 5330

Education

Gepromoveerd

Job number

3mE19-01

Translations

en 

About employer

Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

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Job description

The assistant or associate professor we are looking for will strengthen the focus on Machine and Equipment Design in the field of Transport and/or Production Engineering and Logistics. You will work on novel approaches for design and modelling of handling equipment functioning in logistic chains. This involves complex multi-machine systems facing increasing process demands such as higher capacities and zero downtime while saving resources and minimizing costs. Your research contributes to the mission of Delft University of Technology: combining science, design and engineering in a socially responsible manner. You will supervise PhD and MSc and BSc students, acquire external funding, teach and develop new courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in Mechanical Engineering, and undertake managerial tasks as required. You will actively collaborate with other research institutes and industry.

Requirements

The scope of relevant topics of research for this position includes, but is not limited to, large-scale dynamic structures, integrated mechanical systems design, topology optimisation, design optimization, advanced modelling techniques, (production) machine design, granular materials, biomass/bulk solids handling, novel materials, applying machine learning for design, simulation based design, kinematics and dynamics, virtual and rapid prototyping, self-adaptability, metamodeling.
We welcome applicants that have a clear vision on how their research contributes to the field of Machine and Equipment Design, and the research in the Transport Engineering and Logistics section. Candidates should have a PhD and a background in mechanical, industrial or maritime engineering or another relevant field, are active researchers with a multidisciplinary mindset, and are enthusiastic team players. Having experience in university level teaching and applying for research funding would be appreciated.

Conditions of employment

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position. 
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.
TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

 

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

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 Transport Engineering and Logistics (TEL) section is part of the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) at Delft University of Technology. The focus is on the development, design, construction and operation of transport systems and equipment. Education and research deals with transport-related topics that involve both technological and logistic issues. This combination of transport technology and logistics is considered one of the strong points of the TEL section.

 

For information about this position you can contact Prof. R.R. Negenborn and Dr D.L. Schott,  e-mail: r.r.negenborn@tudelft.nl and d.l.schott@tudelft.nl. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: n.vanbenthem@tudeflt.nl.
To apply, please send a detailed CV, motivation letter, a research and teaching statement, electronic copies of your top three publications and contact data of at least three references. All required documents should be combined to a single pdf file. Applications should be submitted by email at the earliest convenience to application-3mE@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-02.

Contract type: Tijdelijk, Tenure track 

Postdoc: Platform-Based Cooperation Models for Automated Transportation and Logistics

Postdoc: Platform-Based Cooperation Models for Automated Transportation and Logistics

Specifications - (explanation)

Location

Delft

Function types

Postdoc posities, Onderzoek, Ontwikkeling, Innovatie

Scientific fields

Techniek

Hours

38.0 hours per week

Salary

€ 3255 - € 4274

Education

Gepromoveerd

Job number

3mE19-20

Translations

en 

About employer

Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

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Job description

This project aims to design effective incentives through models for collaboration under limited information sharing and to find efficient algorithmic strategies for both distributed and central problem settings. For this purpose, mixed-integer programming (MIP) and multi-agent simulation (MAS) modeling as well as non-cooperative and cooperative game theory are explored and used to define sub-projects. We focus on problems in which these methods are combined to enable efficient and sustainable collaboration. One line in our research addresses the problem of limited information sharing due to competition or technological constraints and develops MAS approaches with local, agent-based MIP models. Our second research line investigates the design of cooperation incentives using cooperative game theory and dynamic pricing to allocate benefits from cooperation and to determine prices that stimulate cooperation, respectively. 

In cooperation with the project team, the postdoctoral researcher will be developing the proof-of-concept for cooperative transportation in the proposed lines of research and collaborate with the supervisors to create a research proposal for a bigger (international) project in order to advance this research. In general, the postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to develop through working on  publications in academic journals, learning to acquire (international) funding, or supervising graduation and PhD students in cooperation with project team.  

Depending on the background of the candidate, the postdoctoral researcher will be bringing together different areas: (1) optimization and simulation of cooperative transportation and logistics, (2) optimization of network models, (3) integration of behavioral models in transport decisions, and (4) optimization-based game theoretical approaches.  

The project supervisors are the following assistant professors:  Frederik Schulte (Transport Engineering & Logistics, M&TT), Bilge Atasoy (Transport Engineering & Logistics, M&TT), Javier Alonso-Mora (Cognitive Robotics, COR), Sergio Grammatico (Complex multi-agent Systems & Control, DCSC).

Requirements

Applications should hold a PhD degree (or close to completion) in Transportation, or Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, with background and interest in, Optimization, Simulation and Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required). Expertise in mixed-integer optimization and multi-agent simulation is appreciated.

Conditions of employment

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.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

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 Maritime and Transport Technology (MTT) studies how to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. New generation transport and marine systems require the further development of the knowledge of the dynamics and the physical processes involved in transport, dredging and marine systems, the logistics of the systems and the interaction between the equipment and control systems. For more information on the research activities of M&TT department, please see: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/organisation/organisation/departments/maritime-and-transport-technology/.

Additional information

For information about this position you can contact Dr Bilge Atasoy, Assistant Professor, email: b.atatsoy@tudelft.nl, or Dr Frederik Schulte, Assistant Professor, email: f.schulte@tudelft.nl

For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 1 May 2019 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-20.

Postdoc: Macroscale modeling of hydrogen embrittlement in steels

Postdoc: Macroscale modeling of hydrogen embrittlement in steels

Specifications - (explanation)

Location

Delft

Function types

Postdoc posities

Scientific fields

Techniek

Hours

38.0 hours per week

Salary

€ 3255 - € 4274

Education

Gepromoveerd

Job number

3mE19-18

Translations

en 

About employer

Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

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Job description

During this one-year Postdoc assignment, you will work within a large team (three staff and two Postdocs) to create a continuum-level model of the effect of hydrogen embrittlement on steel. You will especially focus on using RVE technology to up-scale the modelling from the micron level to the millimeter level in modelling one or more hydrogen embirttlement mechanisms. You will work very closely together with a second Postdoc, whose responsibility will include the modelling of hydrogen damage from the quantum up to the micron scale through molecular modelling. 

This position is primarily scientific in nature, but you will be expected to contribute to the creation of a large-scale follow-on project.

Requirements

The applicant shall have a PhD degree in materials sciences, mechanical engineering or a similar engineering discipline. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required, while the ability to communicate in Dutch is considered valuable.      

Conditions of employment

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.

 

Contract type: Tijdelijk, 1 year

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

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 Maritime and Transport Technology (MTT) studies how to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. New generation transport and marine systems require the further development of the knowledge of the dynamics and the physical processes involved in transport, dredging and marine systems, the logistics of the systems and the interaction between the equipment and control systems.
For more information on the research activities of M&TT department, please see: maritime-and-transport-technology

    

Additional information

For information about this position you can contact Dr Carey Walters, Assoc.Professor Ship Design, email: c.l.walters@tudelft.nl, tel.: +31 0152783705. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: n.vanbenthem@tudelft.nl.
To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 30 March 2019 to application-3mE@tudelft.nl
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-18.

Postdoc: Learning for Self-Healing of Multi-Machine Systems
PhD: Experimental Multiphase Flow

3 PhD positions

Experimental Multiphase Flow

at TU Delft under supervision of Jerry Westerweel, Christian Poelma, and Tom van Terwisga

3 PhD positions Experimental Multiphase Flow

Funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Description of the Project

The primary objective of the NWO-sponsored AQUA program is to gain a better understanding of the effect of water quality on multiphase flow dynamics, in particular on cavitation and air lubrication for drag reduction. The participating universities and research institutes include Delft University of Technology, University of Twente (Physics of Fluids group), and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. At Delft University, we currently have 3 open PhD positions related to this program.

Background

Air bubbles in water attenuate underwater sound and can reduce the friction drag of a ship, as a result of which less fuel is needed. Although the behavior of air bubbles in freshwater is known reasonably well, bubbles in saline seawater behave very differently. In this program, the researchers will compare air bubbles in different types of water, varying from freshwater to natural seawater, to gain a better understanding of how bubbles can be used to manage friction, sound propagation and cavitation. The ultimate aim is to be able to predict how the water quality (gas and chemical content) influences drag reduction and cavitation hindrance.

Project description

The advertised positions concern the following research topics: (1) Dynamics of transitional air layers, (2) Water quality effects on cavitation and noise, (3) Cavitation inception in tip vortices. All projects are experimental in nature and will make use of a new, unique Multiphase Flow facility that is currently under construction. Furthermore, strong collaboration is expected, e.g. by co-developing state-of-the-art flow measurement techniques. The required infrastructure (high-speed imaging, tomographic particle image velocimetry) is available. The total duration of each PhD project is 4 years, with a target starting date of September 1st, 2019.

Researcher Profile

We are looking for enthusiastic researchers, who want to develop their know-how and experience in a challenging academic environment. In more specific terms:

• The successful applicants are in the first 4 years after graduation (MSc) of their research career.

• A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Technology, (Applied) Physics, Aeronautics, or equivalent degree with a clear focus on fluid mechanics is a prerequisite.

• Experience in conducting experimental work is regarded as a strength.

• A critical and inquisitive attitude with regard to results is expected, which translates into formulating new research questions.

• Ability to function both in a team and independently.

• Good communication skills, with a sound knowledge of the English language, and both oral and written proficiency.

Research Groups

The projects are hosted by the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), in particular by the groups of Fluid Mechanics (prof.dr.ir. J. Westerweel), Ship Hydromechanics (prof.dr.ir. T. van Terwisga) and Multiphase Systems (prof.dr.ir. C. Poelma). These groups have an ongoing, strong collaborative relationship. PhD candidates will enroll in the Graduate School for a structured curriculum, and can make use of graduate-level courses offered by e.g. the J.M. Burgerscentre (Netherlands research school for fluid mechanics).

Interested?

If you have an interest in this research position, and you meet the qualifications, then please submit your application letter and Curriculum Vitae by June 28, 2019 by e-mail to professor Tom van Terwisga:  t.v.terwisga@marin.nl