PhD Student in Wood Science and Engineering

Luleå University of Technology (LUT)

Sweden

Faculty of science and technology, Luleå University of Technology invites applications for a PhD Student in Wood Science and Engineering, Sweden

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General Info

Position: PhD Student
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Wood Science and Engineering
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology (LUT)
Luleå,

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Qualification Details

Basic qualifications for postgraduate education have those who have: 1) completed a degree at advanced level 2) completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or 3) in some other way within or outside the country acquired mainly corresponding knowledge.

Suitable background is a basic education in physics or equivalent.

The applicant must have a clear interest in physics, calculations, computer simulations, experimental studies and customary engineering issues. The applicant must be a good team player with good knowledge of English, in both oral and written presentation. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not a requirement for the position, but the applicant must be able to perform tasks that require an understanding of Swedish in a few years' time.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Wood Science and Engineering includes an interdisciplinary approach on the wood material and industrial processes covering the value chain from forest to wood products. Research areas are anatomy, physics, chemistry, and mechanics related to wood, as well as wood processing and products engineering, manufacturing technology, process optimization and visualization for wood based products.

The research area is multidisciplinary of both scientific and applied nature, and includes areas such as materials science, physics and industrial production technology. The work will include the development of methods to use CT scanning to analyse wood and other bio-based materials in order to be able to control the wood machining process in a better way. The project will collaborate with other projects where they work with the development of measurement methods, material analysis, optimisation of value exchange, process optimization, and quality management. Advanced measurement technology early in the process is the basis for optimizing the subsequent production stage. During the first period of your doctoral work, you will work within the project "Bioinnovation Hypothesis testing - Better sawing" in collaboration with Skogforsk, Thyren and Uppsala University, as well as several industries.

All scientific work is presented in English in the form of articles in scientific journals and at international conferences.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 3232-2021
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Documents Required

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

About the Project

CT WOOD will focus on applied research in close collaboration between universities, institutes and industry. A key task for research within CT WOOD is to find ways to improve the sawing process, where an increased volume and value exchange is primary. Specifically, the research within CT WOOD focuses on CT identifiable material properties at log level or tree level, to be able to build models so that before sawing you can choose which process parameters the individual log is to be sawn with in order to optimize the sawing outcome such as strength, appearance, surface requirements, value, process stability, etc. In order to develop the processing steps where wood machining is included, an understanding of which basic parameters affect the cutting process is needed, and in this doctoral project the possibilities of using CT scanning to characterize the wood material with regard to wood machining must be studied. There are also great opportunities for industrial and international cooperation.

About the Employer: Luleå University of Technology (LUT)

Note or Other details

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se  OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Dick Sandberg, +46 910-58 53 71, dick.sandberg@ltu.se

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