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Postdoc Extreme soft-hard interfaces

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Delft University of Technology

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Interfacing extremely soft extremely hard materials (e.g., hydrogel-metal) is one of the unsolved fundamental challenges in engineering. Nature offers smart solutions (e.g., functional gradient, hierarchy) to addressing those challenges. Inspired by natural solutions, we will design and fabricate biomimetic and sustainable interfaces through hybrid multi-material 3D printing. These optimized interfaces will have applications in artificial tendon-bone reconstruction and beyond across many industries.

In this project you will design, fabricate, and characterize soft-hard interfaces made from hydrogels and metals. In order to find an optimize interface design, you will develop computational models that will be validated using various experimental tests. You will also use extrusion-based 3D printing techniques as well selective laser melting techniques for fabricating hydrogel (soft) and metallic (hard) parts.

The prospective research assistant:

  • needs to have an PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or comparable technical/engineering education
  • needs to have proven experience with 3D printing and characterization techniques such as fatigue, digital image correlation. You have also hands on experience with advanced computational modeling.
  • needs to be creative and self-propelling
  • must be an excellent team player
  • must be proficient in English and be able to communicate results clearly and efficiently to larger groups (including non-experts in the field). 

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

This Postdoc position is a temporary assignment for a half year.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? These videos will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Mohammad J. Mirzaali, [email protected] .

For information about the application procedure, please contact Linda Ruijters, HR Advisor, [email protected] .

Are you interested in this position, please apply by 15 January 2023 via the application button and upload a detailed CV including your contact information, academic record, and contact information of at least two referees.

The available position will be filled as soon as possible (i.e. once a suitable candidate is found). This means that the selection of candidates will already start before the application deadline.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Interfacing extremely soft extremely hard materials (e.g., hydrogel-metal) is one of the unsolved fundamental challenges in engineering. Nature offers smart solutions (e.g., functional gradient, hierarchy) to addressing those challenges. Inspired by natural solutions, we will design and fabricate biomimetic and sustainable interfaces through hybrid multi-material 3D printing. These optimized interfaces will have applications in artificial tendon-bone reconstruction and beyond across many industries.

In this project you will design, fabricate, and characterize soft-hard interfaces made from hydrogels and metals. In order to find an optimize interface design, you will develop computational models that will be validated using various experimental tests. You will also use extrusion-based 3D printing techniques as well selective laser melting techniques for fabricating hydrogel (soft) and metallic (hard) parts.

The prospective research assistant:

  • needs to have an PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or comparable technical/engineering education
  • needs to have proven experience with 3D printing and characterization techniques such as fatigue, digital image correlation. You have also hands on experience with advanced computational modeling.
  • needs to be creative and self-propelling
  • must be an excellent team player
  • must be proficient in English and be able to communicate results clearly and efficiently to larger groups (including non-experts in the field). 

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

This Postdoc position is a temporary assignment for a half year.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? These videos will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Mohammad J. Mirzaali, [email protected] .

For information about the application procedure, please contact Linda Ruijters, HR Advisor, [email protected] .

Are you interested in this position, please apply by 15 January 2023 via the application button and upload a detailed CV including your contact information, academic record, and contact information of at least two referees.

The available position will be filled as soon as possible (i.e. once a suitable candidate is found). This means that the selection of candidates will already start before the application deadline.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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