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PhD position - Characterization and analysis of the interlaminar failure of composite materials down to 20K

AMADE research group
12/01/2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company
AMADE Research Group - University of Girona (Spain)
Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Construction
Research Field
Engineering » Aerospace engineering
Engineering
Engineering » Industrial engineering
Engineering » Materials engineering
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The Analysis and Advanced Materials for Structural Design (AMADE) research group from University of Girona is seeking for candidates to fulfil a PhD position in the field of materials’ engineering and/or mechanical engineering. The open position is within the frame of a project funded by the Horizon Europe program and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Daily evidence of the consequences of climate change is driving social and political demands on the transport industry to reduce its carbon footprint. A radical change is needed to reduce CO2 emissions. To this end, low-carbon propulsion technologies and fuels, such as liquid hydrogen, in combination with lightweight materials are being developed by the sector. The main challenge in using liquid hydrogen is that it must be stored and handled at low cryogenic temperatures (20K). Temperatures at which the material performance is not understood and the analysis methods have not been developed.

The PhD student will be involved in the design process of a liquid hydrogen tank made of composite materials. The work will be focused on the experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of the interlaminar failure of composite materials down to 20K. This involves the definition of test set-ups, analysis methods and the formulation of numerical models and its implementation into a Finite Element Code.

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Applicants will have already received the appropriate qualification (Master Degree) allowing the applicant to commence a PhD, before employment. MSc in material engineering, mechanical mechanics, aerospace engineering, and related disciplines, are preferred.
Applicants should be creative and independent thinking.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent
Research Field
Engineering » Aerospace engineeringEngineering » Industrial engineeringEngineering » Materials engineeringEngineering » Mechanical engineering
Internal Application form(s) needed
Guide_to_generate_Declaration_Equivalence_Average_Grade_international_students.pdf
English
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Additional Information

Benefits

We offer:
• Interesting and challenging environment with highly motivated colleagues.
• To develop a PhD Degree in an international and motivating research group.
• To involve in the European projects.

Selection process

Candidates should submit the form available at https://forms.gle/3922CjQBkFTMRmf36 enclosing the following documentation before 19/01/2023:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal academic transcript of the completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Personal academic transcript of the completed Master’s degree
  • Grades equivalence document for university studies completed in non-Spanish universities. This document can be obtained from the ‘Ministerio de Educación’: https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano/catalogo/gestion… 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Girona
Country
Spain
State/Province
Girona
City
Girona
Postal Code
17003
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
talent.amade@udg.edu
Website

Contact

State/Province
Catalonia
City
Girona
Street
C/ Universitat de Girona 4, Polytechnic School, Building P2, Campus Montilivi, Girona, Spain
Postal Code
17003