DTU, Denmark – PhD scholarship in Computational physics, Condensed matter physics

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


DTU Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Dislocation Dynamics Simulations of Dislocation Patterning, at Technical University of Denmark

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General Info

Position: PhD scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

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.

Your research will be based on studies at the hard X-ray microscope at the European Synchrotron Radiation Source, ESRF, in France.

You are excited about fundamental science, and we expect that you enjoy being part of a team, that you have sense of humor, is a good problem solver and that you can work efficiently and independently.

You should

  • Have extensive experience with simulations in materials science
  • Good programming skills

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your responsibility will be to conduct dislocation dynamics simulations based on initial dislocation configurations inspired by the experimental data. The results of the simulations will be directly compared with experimental movies of dislocation interaction and patterning. You will work closely also with our collaborator, Prof. Anter El-Azab, at Purdue University, US.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

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. 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

At DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in our center: “The physics of metal plasticity” we conduct basic science to reveal the physical mechanisms governing the mechanical properties of metals, such as strength and formability. When metals are deformed plastically, dislocations (defects in the crystal lattice) multiply and self-organize in 3D patterns. We have developed a hard X-ray microscope at the European Synchrotron Radiation Source (ESRF) that for the first time allows visualization of how these patterns form. We are looking for an outstanding and motivated candidate to join our international group, where we combine X-ray physics, simulations of experiments and scientific computing with dislocation dynamics simulations to understand metal plasticity.

This work is also part of a new Danish Center-of-Excellence on hard materials in 3D, SOLID.  Here you will be interacting with 15 other PhDs, all exploiting the latest 3D methods based on large scale x-ray and neutron facilities, within in a broad range of fields spanning ferroelectrics, martensitic transformation, biomineralization and archeology.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Note or Other details

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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. The period of employment is 2 years.

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Contact details

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Henning Friis Poulsen (hfpo@fysik.dtu.dk) or Grethe Winther (grwi@mek.dtu.dk).

You can read more about the SOLID center on www.solid.dtu.dk.

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

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