PhD scholarship in Materials science, Solid mechanics or Physics

    PhD scholarship in Materials science, Solid mechanics or Physics

    Materials science, Solid mechanics or Physics – PhD scholarship in Simulations of Ductile Failure in Polycrystalline Metals, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 08, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Materials science
    – Solid mechanics
    – Physics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    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.


    • A background within materials science, solid mechanics or physics
    • Experience with finite-element-based crystal plasticity simulations
    • Strong programming skills
    • Ability to work independently and systematically while being in close communication with the team
    • An open mind asking and answering the questions needed to get the most out of cross-disciplinary team work


    You will be responsible for extension of an existing crystal plasticity software to include void expansion during ductile failure. A major task will also be to apply the model to polycrystalline microstructures and compare the simulations to movies of void expansion and localized crystalline information obtained by synchrotron experiments. You will interact closely with colleagues from other disciplines in an international environment. The overall research project is a collaboration between two departments: Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

    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

    • A one-page letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • A two-page 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 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.


    Grethe Winther, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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