PhD Position in Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Modelling of Volumetric Additive Manufacturing – DTU Mechanical Engineering

    PhD Position in Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Modelling of Volumetric Additive Manufacturing - DTU Mechanical Engineering

    PhD scholarship for Graduates in Numerical Modelling of Volumetric Additive Manufacturing is available at DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Mechanical Engineering
    – Fluid Dynamics
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Mechanical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree


    Preference will be given to a theoretical background in computational fluid dynamics, thermo-mechanics, and light-matter interaction, and preferably with special focus on additive manufacturing.


    Your primary tasks will be to:

    • Develop a numerical process model that simulates volumetric additive manufacturing
    • Programme subroutines related to fluid flow, thermo-mechanics, and light-matter interaction
    • Characterize the rheological- and curing-behaviour of photopolymers
    • Assist in generating an experimental dataset to validate the numerical model
    • Collaborate with the other researchers involved in the Digital AM project
    • Supervise BSc and MSc students

    How to Apply?

    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.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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)

    About the project/department

    • The candidate will be a part of our thriving additive manufacturing activities and work on the project titled ‘The digital engine for 3D printing’ (acronym: Digital AM), which is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and runs under the Sapere Aude programme. The ambition of the project is to develop digital twins for volumetric additive manufacturing of polymers that can be used as drivers to progress printer hardware as well as to obtain printing strategies that will increase component quality and print speed. The project partners include the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and ETH Zürich.
    • PhD project is to develop a multi-physics model that simulates the rheological- and curing-behaviour of photopolymers during volumetric additive manufacturing. The numerical model will provide a virtual window into the process that is expected to uncover fundamental knowledge about the freeform fabrication method.
    • The PhD project will be carried out in close collaboration with another PhD project dealing with the experimental aspects of volumetric additive manufacturing as well as a postdoc project that aims at coupling the multi-physics model with optimization algorithms in order to find improved printing strategies.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Associate Professor Jon Spangenberg,
    Tel.: +45 4525 4720,

    Official advertisement

    PhD scholarship in Numerical Modelling of Volumetric Additive Manufacturing

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)