PhD Prospect in Device-Mastering Based mostly predictive Additive Manufacturing position with NORWEGIAN University OF SCIENCE & Technologies – NTNU

About the place

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, Division of Structural Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Engineering (NTNU) is in search of a PhD Prospect in the area of predictive additive production.

Helpful producing is of plain great importance nationally and internationally. Additive Production (AM) is regarded as a key enabling technological know-how with the prospective of 3D printing any material, any shape and in any fields, without the want for specialised tooling. Having said that, significant excellent variance, very poor process regularity and lack of predictability of properties and overall performance of printed components are hindering the huge spreading of the promising technological innovation. There is an urgent require to produce a digital platform which can be utilized to enhance the AM system parameters based mostly on the predicted attributes and overall performance in real time. In the present-day point out, it may well acquire from hour-times to weeks or months to analyse the deposition system via simulations, based on the amount of details integrated in the product. It is a fact that the state-of-the-art physics-dependent styles are so computationally demanding and therefore simply cannot be used for any practical course of action optimization.

Geared up by additional than 20-calendar year expertise in researching residual stresses, structural integrity and multiphysics and multiscale modelling, and enriched by the recently acquired knowledge of equipment studying, we set up this challenge aiming to transfer the existing point out-of-the-art simulation know-how of AM just one action ahead by creating a pilot electronic twin of a selected AM method which enables, for the initial time, authentic-time prediction of the assets and performance of printed parts. It is anticipated that the digital twin will be at minimum 2 to 3 orders of magnitude faster in correctly replicating the printing course of action in contrast to traditional finite component-dependent options.

The PhD candidate will operate at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, chaired by 3 total time professors, just one associate professor and two adjunct professors from the field. In 2020, there ended up 18 PhD college students and 3 post-doc fellows operating in the NTNU Nanomechanical Lab. 

You will report to the supervising professors.

Responsibilities of the placement


  • conduct great and independent analysis on the subject attached to the situation
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  • publish in top rated-ranking journals and conferences
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  • interact with the exploration group where this placement will be hosted and also with global primary teams in the same area
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  • complete and protect a dissertation within just 3 several years
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Necessary range conditions

The PhD-position’s most important aim is to qualify for get the job done in analysis positions. The qualification requirement is that you have done a master’s degree or next diploma (equal to 120 credits) with a powerful tutorial qualifications in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, materials science physics or nanotechnology or equal instruction with a quality of B or far better in phrases of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from former scientific tests, you need to have an similarly excellent tutorial foundation. If you are not able to fulfill these standards you might be thought of only if you can document that you are notably suitable for schooling leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be designed in accordance with the rules in power concerning Condition Staff members and Civil Servants and nationwide tips for appointment as PhD, submit health care provider and study assistant.


  • excellent penned and oral English language expertise
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Favored selection criteria


  • practical experience in and information of machine studying, modelling of additive production, or finite element modelling of plasticity and microstructures
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Personalized characteristics


  •  motivated and bold
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  • capacity to work equally separately and in a crew environment and a large amount of private obligation
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  • fantastic interaction skills 
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  • keen to disseminate research benefits via publications and displays at global conferences
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We provide

Wage and situations

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are typically remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 for each annum in advance of tax, depending on skills and seniority. From the salary, 2{d31c9eb959cbd8dd5e11a3fb458601654244ab002b31d32e852d8d9a09dcaef4} is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Community Service Pension Fund.
The period of work is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD placement necessitates that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within a few months of employment, and that you take part in an structured PhD programme in the course of the employment period.

The engagement is to be designed in accordance with the rules in force about State Workers and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Manage of the Export of Strategic Merchandise, Services and Know-how. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are viewed to conflict with the standards in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. Immediately after the appointment you ought to presume that there may well be modifications in the area of perform.

The placement is subject matter to the situation that the prospect begin the PhD analyze in just the stop of August 2021.

It is a prerequisite you can be existing at and obtainable to the institution daily.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the foundation for the evaluation will have to be in English.

Publications and other scientific perform ought to follow the software. Make sure you be aware that apps are only evaluated primarily based on the data available on the software deadline. You really should ensure that your software displays obviously how your expertise and encounter meet the criteria which are set out earlier mentioned. 

The application will have to include:


  • CV, certificates and diplomas
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  • Academic functions – revealed or unpublished – that you would like to be deemed in the evaluation
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  • Name and address of 3 referees
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Joint functions will be deemed. If it is tough to discover your contribution to joint is effective, you have to attach a quick description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which prospect is best experienced, emphasis will be put on education, working experience and particular suitability.

NTNU is fully commited to following evaluation criteria for investigation high-quality in accordance to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Evaluation – DORA.

General information

Performing at NTNU

A great perform setting is characterised by diversity. We really encourage qualified candidates to utilize, irrespective of their gender, purposeful potential or cultural background. 

The town of Trondheim is a modern European metropolis with a abundant cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare condition, such as health care, colleges, kindergartens and general equality, is almost certainly the greatest of its form in the planet. Specialist sponsored day-care for little ones is effortlessly out there. Also, Trondheim offers great prospects for instruction (which includes worldwide colleges) and prospects to take pleasure in mother nature, tradition and loved ones lifestyle and has minimal crime costs and clean up air good quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you will have to at all situations adhere to the adjustments that the improvement in the subject entails and the organizational improvements that are adopted.

In accordance with The Community Info Act (Offentleglova), your identify, age, situation and municipality may perhaps be produced general public even if you have requested not to have your identify entered on the record of applicants.

If you have any inquiries about the place, you should call Zhiliang Zhang, telephone +47 93001979 , email [email protected] If you have any questions about the recruitment system, you should get hold of Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail [email protected]

You should post your application electronically through with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Purposes submitted somewhere else will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is essential to connect for European Learn Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are expected to present affirmation of Learn Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you have to include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application selection IV-126/21 when implementing.

Software deadline: 30.04.2021

NTNU – knowledge for a much better planet

The Norwegian University of Science and Technological innovation (NTNU) makes knowledge for a improved entire world and alternatives that can adjust day-to-day life.

Section of Structural Engineering

We train mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Section conducts internationally major study and participates in many large national investigation projects. The Office of Structural Engineering is a person of eight departments in the School of Engineering.

Deadline 30th April 2021
Employer NTNU – Norwegian College of Science and Technologies
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Length Temporary
Place of service Gløshaugen