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Three PhD student positions in Geometry Assurance

 Do you want to become a PhD in a stimulating research environment, accelerate the transformation towards a more resource efficient and sustainable industry, and become a part of the global research community? We will now extending our research team with three PhD students in the area of simulation and geometry assurance. The successful candidates should be willing to participate in the courses given by the department in the mechanical engineering program. We search for independent and creative persons capable of planning and carrying out own research.


Information about the research group
The Geometry Assurance & Robust Design Group, at the department of Industrial and Materials Sciences (IMS) and Wingquist Laboratory, conducts research on assembly modelling and analysis, robust design, variation simulation, tolerance optimization, heat transfer and use of inspection data for product and process control. The group consists of five senior researchers and 10-15 postdocs and PhD students. The research group has over the last decade produced a number of scientific results that have been transferred into commercial software products, today used in daily operation by a large number of engineers at several international companies. The research group has a large industrial network.

Major responsibilities
The three PhD candidate positions are focusing on:

AM-based remanufacturing: The focus of this project is to further develop a novel method for efficient and accurate simulation of additive manufacuring (AM) processes, drastically reducing calculation times compared to today’s high-fidelity FE-based methods. The method will be implemented in an existing simulation platform, developed by the research group and partly in use by industrial partners. The method will be used in a digital twin context together with the real AM equipment. The results will be physically verified on industrial test cases together with our industrial partners.

Geometry assurance for Megacasting: The focus of this project is to identify sources of variation, develop methods for simulation of geometrical deviation, and propose a geometry assurance process for megacasted products. The method will be implemented in an existing simulation platform, developed by the research group and partly in use by industrial partners.

Geometry assurance for Battery Production: The focus of this project is to identify sources of variation, develop methods for simulation of geometrical deviation, and propose a geometry assurance process for battery design and manufacture. The method will be implemented in an existing simulation platform, developed by the research group and partly in use by industrial partners.

The research will be conducted and verified together with our industrial partners.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a Master degree in engineering or mathematics, preferably with courses in FEA analysis and thermo-mechanical modelling. You need to be fluent in English and be able to produce high-quality written documents.
If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220560 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: 9 January, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Prof Kristina Wärmefjord, PU/IMS, kristina.warmefjord@chalmers.se
Tel: +46766108312
Prof Rikard Söderberg, PU/IMS, rikard.soderberg@chalmers.se
Tel: +46317728617

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
 



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