15 PhD positions open in Structural Health Monitoring

The Guided Waves for Structural Health Monitoring (GW4SHM) project, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network, aims at training a new generation of researchers skilled in all aspects of Structural Health Monitoring focusing on aeronautics, petrochemistry and the automotive sector. 

The overall aim of GW4SHM is to turn SHM from a lab-based technology into real-world applications. To overcome current hurdles that prevent the widespread use of SHM, GW4SHM will pursue the following three objectives: 

  • create efficient simulation tools to predict ultrasonic wave propagation in real-life structures made of complex materials

  • develop sophisticated signal processing algorithms to interpret the measured signals, assessing the damage, and eliminating environmental and operational influences in combination with advanced transducer integration

  • devise strategies to assess the reliability of SHM methods with respect to their standardisation and to utilise SHM data for CBM and digital twins

Eligibility Criteria:

  • having a master’s degree or its equivalent

  • having not more than 4 years of equivalent research experience, i.e. working as a researcher after obtaining your master’s degree

  • having not been awarded a PhD title

  • having not resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country to be recruited in for more than 12 months in the last 3 years

  • high level of proficiency in English (B2 or higher on the CEFR scale)

Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

PhD Positions:

Click on the ESR for details of the positions.

  • ESR1 Model-assisted Design of Guided Wave-based Structural Health Monitoring Systems. Host: Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany

  • ESR2 Digital Twin in Structural Health Monitoring for Aerospace using Machine Learning. Host: CEA-List, Paris-Saclay, France

  • ESR3 Modelling and Data Assimilation for Pre-stresses Recovery in the Context of Structural Health Monitoring. Host: CEA-List, Paris-Saclay, France

  • ESR4 Estimating the Reliability of Guided Wave SHM Systems through Modelling. Host: Imperial College London, London, UK

  • ESR5 Integrated Modelling of Guided Waves Reflection from Defects in Pipes. Host: Imperial College London, London, UK

  • ESR6 Ice-sensing and Ice-characterisation with Ultrasonic Guided Waves. Host: Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • ESR7 Reliability Assessment for Guided Wave-based Monitoring of Pipeline Systems. Host: Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Bochum, Germany

  • ESR8 Multi-mode Guided Wave Tomography for Metallic and Composite Materials. Host: TNO, Hague, the Netherlands

  • ESR9 Efficient and Reliable Modelling of Guided Wave Propagation and Mode-defect-interaction in Anisotropic Materials. Host: Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany

  • ESR10 Structural Health Monitoring using multi-modal Guided Waves for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels. Host: Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany

  • ESR11 Developing Guided Wave Tomography for Anisotropic Waveguides. Host: Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

  • ESR12 Development of a Robust Signal Processing Approach for the Post-Processing of Guided Wave Signals for NDT and SHM of Composite Structures. Host: Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

  • ESR13 Enhancing the Remaining Useful Life of Aeronautic Composite Structure based on Structural Health Monitoring Concept. Host: Safran Tech, Paris-Saclay, France

  • ESR14 Transducers and Sensor-near Signal Processing for Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures. Host: University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • ESR15 Damage Imaging in Guided Wave-based Inspection of Adhesive Joints. Host: Institute of Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal