Post-doc position - Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems

Country: Belgium;

City: Ghent

Vacancy added: 23.12.2018

Employer: Ghent University

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 01.06.2019


Job description

The post-doc researcher will focus on developing a numerical tool allowing to predict the right combination of feedstock material composition and printing parameters, which altogether can be grouped under the term “print strategy”, to reproduce a well-defined microstructure. In order to reach that goal, the project will rely on the work being realised inside a recently concluded DeMoPreCI-MDT SBO research project. Within DeMoPreCI-MDT SBO project, a multi-physics welding model was developed to predict the microstructure resulting from a welding process, using only the composition of the base material, filler material and welding parameters as input data. Within the PRINT-AM project, our intention is to reverse this model in order to define the printing strategy using only the resulting microstructure as input. Achieving this goal successfully, will already allow using WAAM to repair or replace an existing product, which today is produced through a conventional production process and thereby realising the first economic objective of reducing the logistic cost of stock.

Profile of the candidate

  • PhD in numerical modelling of Additive Manufacturing or related topic. 
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (ABAQUS).
  • Fluent in English and programming languages.

How to apply

Please email your CV with the contact details of two references and a letter of motivation explaining your vision regarding the research topic to:

Professor Magd Abdel Wahab by email: 
Soete Laboratory, 
Ghent University, 
B-9052 Zwijnaarde, 

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