PhD Candidate in Machine-Learning Based predictive Additive Manufacturing job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU | 251702

About the place

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, Department of Structural Engineering on the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is in search of a PhD Candidate within the discipline of predictive additive manufacturing.

Effective manufacturing is of plain significance nationally and internationally. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is considered a key enabling expertise with the potential of 3D printing any materials, any form and in any fields, with out the necessity for specialised tooling. However, giant high quality variance, poor course of consistency and lack of predictability of properties and efficiency of printed elements are hindering the large spreading of the promising expertise. There is an pressing must develop a digital platform which can be utilized to optimize the AM course of parameters based mostly on the anticipated properties and efficiency in actual time. In the present state, it would take from hour-days to weeks or months to analyse the deposition course of via simulations, relying on the extent of particulars included within the mannequin. It is a proven fact that the state-of-the-art physics-based fashions are so computationally demanding and thus can’t be used for any life like course of optimization.

Equipped by greater than 20-year expertise in learning residual stresses, structural integrity and multiphysics and multiscale modelling, and enriched by the newly realized information of machine studying, we set up this venture aiming to maneuver the present state-of-the-art simulation expertise of AM one step ahead by constructing a pilot digital twin of a specific AM course of which permits, for the primary time, real-time prediction of the property and efficiency of printed elements. It is anticipated that the digital twin will probably be not less than 2 to three orders of magnitude quicker in precisely replicating the printing course of in comparison with conventional finite element-based options.

The PhD candidate will work at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, chaired by three full time professors, one affiliate professor and two adjunct professors from the trade. In 2020, there have been 18 PhD college students and three post-doc fellows working within the NTNU Nanomechanical Lab. 

You will report to the supervising professors.

Duties of the place

  • carry out glorious and impartial analysis on the subject hooked up to the place
  • publish in top-ranking journals and conferences
  • work together with the analysis group the place this place will probably be hosted and in addition with worldwide main teams in the identical discipline
  • full and defend a dissertation inside Three years

Required choice standards

The PhD-position’s principal goal is to qualify for work in analysis positions. The qualification requirement is that you’ve got accomplished a grasp’s diploma or second diploma (equal to 120 credit) with a robust tutorial background in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, materials science; physics or nanotechnology or equal schooling with a grade of B or higher when it comes to NTNU’s grading scale. If you should not have letter grades from earlier research, you will need to have an equally good tutorial basis. If you’re unable to fulfill these standards it’s possible you’ll be thought of provided that you possibly can doc that you’re significantly appropriate for schooling resulting in a PhD diploma.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the rules in drive regarding State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

  • good written and oral English language abilities

Preferred choice standards

  • expertise in and information of machine studying, modelling of additive manufacturing, or finite component modelling of plasticity and microstructures

Personal traits

  •  motivated and impressive
  • means to work each individually and in a staff surroundings and a excessive stage of non-public duty
  • glorious communication abilities 
  • desirous to disseminate analysis outcomes via publications and shows at worldwide conferences

We provide

Salary and situations

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are usually remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 each year earlier than tax, relying on {qualifications} and seniority. From the wage, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The interval of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD place requires that you’re admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering inside three months of employment, and that you just take part in an organized PhD programme throughout the employment interval.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the rules in drive regarding State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts regarding Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by evaluation of the applying and attachment are seen to battle with the factors within the latter regulation will probably be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you will need to assume that there could also be modifications within the space of labor.

The place is topic to the situation that the candidate begin the PhD research inside the finish of August 2021.

It is a prerequisite you will be current at and accessible to the establishment every day.

About the applying

The software and supporting documentation for use as the premise for the evaluation have to be in English.

Publications and different scientific work should observe the applying. Please word that purposes are solely evaluated based mostly on the knowledge accessible on the applying deadline. You ought to be certain that your software reveals clearly how your abilities and expertise meet the factors that are set out above. 

The software should embody:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works – printed or unpublished – that you just wish to be thought of within the evaluation
  • Name and handle of three referees

Joint works will probably be thought of. If it’s tough to establish your contribution to joint works, you will need to connect a short description of your participation.

In the analysis of which candidate is greatest certified, emphasis will probably be positioned on schooling, expertise and private suitability.

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for analysis high quality in response to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General data

Working at NTNU

A great work surroundings is characterised by variety. We encourage certified candidates to use, no matter their gender, purposeful capability or cultural background. 

The metropolis of Trondheim is a contemporary European metropolis with a wealthy cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a inhabitants of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, together with healthcare, faculties, kindergartens and total equality, might be one of the best of its variety on this planet. Professional sponsored day-care for kids is definitely accessible. Furthermore, Trondheim provides nice alternatives for schooling (together with worldwide faculties) and potentialities to get pleasure from nature, tradition and household life and has low crime charges and clear air high quality.

As an worker at NTNU, you will need to always adhere to the modifications that the event within the topic entails and the organizational modifications which can be adopted.

In accordance with The Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, place and municipality could also be made public even you probably have requested to not have your title entered on the record of candidates.

If you’ve gotten any questions in regards to the place, please contact Zhiliang Zhang, phone +47 93001979 , e-mail If you’ve gotten any questions in regards to the recruitment course of, please contact Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail

Please submit your software electronically by way of together with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere is not going to be thought of. Diploma Supplement is required to connect for European Master Diplomas exterior Norway. Chinese candidates are required to supply affirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you’re invited for interview you will need to embody licensed copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please seek advice from the applying quantity IV-126/21 when making use of.

Application deadline: 30.04.2021

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Department of Structural Engineering

We educate mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Department conducts internationally main analysis and participates in a number of giant nationwide analysis initiatives. The Department of Structural Engineering is one among eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 30th April 2021

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Fulltime

Duration Temporary

Place of service Gløshaugen


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