Postdoc position in Wind Energy – DTU, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Wind Energy - DTU, Denmark

    Postdoc position in 3D printing of continuous fiber composites, at Department of Wind Energy, Division of Materials and Components, at Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 25, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaWind Energy
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Wind Energy
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateAs soon as possible


    As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Furthermore, strong English communication skills are essential. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious, and hard working.


    • Experience in developing composite 3D printers, designing mechanisms and CAD modeling
    • Strong knowledge of fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials and 3D printing processes
    • Experience in microstructure characterization and mechanical testing
    • Preferably, experience in finite element modeling of composite structures

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The postdoc project aims at advancing the state of the art in the area of 3D printing of high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer composite structures. The main objective of the project is to develop a large-scale fiber composite 3D printer for manufacturing high-performance sub-components of wind turbine blades. The mechanical performance of the 3D printed subcomponents will be evaluated and accordingly the printing parameters will be improved.

    Your primary responsibilities and tasks will be to:

    • Develop a large-scale continuous fiber composite 3D printer with high degree of flexibility to manufacture complicated geometries
    • Perform the mechanical testing of the 3D printed composite components to evaluate their mechanical properties
    • Investigate the possibility of optimizing the printing parameters of the machine
    • Collaborate with researchers and technicians to discuss the methods and perform the experiments required in the project
    • Disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals and supervise master 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

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About DTU Wind Energy

    DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most well-known university department for wind energy in the world with 250 employees. The institute is in the international driving field with a unique integration of research, education, innovation and public / private government service. DTU Wind Energy has extensive expertise in wind turbine technology, focusing on the impact of loads, structural design and reliability, aeroelastic design and materials.


    • 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.
    • The position is available immediately and applicants will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


    Researcher Ali Sarhadi

    Senior Researcher Martin Eder

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    Postdoc in 3D printing of continuous fiber composites

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday May 26th, 2021 (GMT+9)