DTU Postdoc position – Jobs for Mechanical Engineering degree candidates

    DTU Postdoc position - Jobs for Mechanical Engineering degree candidates

    Jobs for Mechanical Engineering degree candidates – Postdoc position in the field of “Tool wear management in machining operations”, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik) of the Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 23, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaMechanical Engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Mechanical Engineering (DTU Mekanik)
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot specified


    Applicants must have a PhD degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the PhD degree in engineering. Good knowledge of machining processes, process monitoring, data acquisition hardware and software and manufacturing metrology is a fundamental requirement


    Knowledge of data analysis and image processing and programming tools such as Matlab are highly desirable. The candidate should have good mathematical/analytical skills as well as good communication skills

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Tool wear estimation can be achieved by means of direct or indirect wear measurements. Indirect measurements estimate tool conditions based on indirect signals such as spindle motor power absorption, being very dependent on local tool engagement and are therefore difficult to convert in reliable quantitative measures independent of the specific operation. The Postdoc project will focus on establishing methods for reliable indirect tool wear monitoring in finishing machining operations.

    The position encompasses both theoretical work and experimental work, setup development and construction, process implementation, models validation through tests, process monitoring and dimensional, geometrical and surface characterization. Sensors selection and implementation, data acquisition and signal conditioning will be part of the experimental activities of the project.

    The position has both project and academic responsibilities. The scientific development work conducted must be positioned relative to current literature and published in conferences and journal articles.

    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

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications
    • A list of two references and their contact information

    About DTU Mechanical Engineering

    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.


    • 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
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Associate Professor Giuliano Bissacco
    Email: gibi@mek.dtu.dk

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    Postdoc in Tool Wear Management in Machining Operations

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday April 24th, 2021 (GMT+9)