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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:47
Post-doctoral Researcher in Advanced Modelling
Delft, the Netherlands
Delft University of Technology
As systems become more complex and multidisciplinary, design of these systems also becomes more complicated. To assist design of such systems, physical models and computational tools are needed for their analysis and optimisation. The SOM group's research focus is on the development of such advanced (computational) design techniques, combined with the understanding and design of innovative mechanical devices in precision and microsystems engineering.
The candidate will develop, conduct and supervise research on advanced numerical modelling. The candidate will be engaged in the development of novel formulations and their computer implementation for advanced finite element analysis. These formulations will then be combined with gradient-based optimisation for the design of complex mechanical components. The tasks to be performed include:
• Learning about advanced numerical techniques (level-set methods, XFEM/GFEM).
• Developing new FE formulations based on Generalised Finite Element Methods and their computer implementation in 'hybrida', our in-house finite element library.
• Coupling the numerical tools with mathematical optimisation (gradient-based) to carry out the design of complex systems.
• Inspiring MSc and PhD students through teaching and supervision. • Engaging in the writing of proposals to secure funding.
Applicants should have the following qualifications:
• PhD in Engineering or a related area with a strong background in solid mechanics and numerical modelling. In particular, candidates should have extensive experience in Finite Element Analysis.
• A good publication record.
• Extensive programming experience. Most of the programming tasks will be executed in Python, but knowledge of C/C++ will be an asset. Proof of programming the FEM will be considered an asset as well.
• Knowledge of eXtended/Generalised Finite Element Methods and gradient-based optimisation (e.g., topology optimisation) will be valued. Additional valued knowledge includes: iso-geometric analysis, level-sets, NURBS, T-splines.
• Proactive, team player attitude and good communication skills.
For more information about this position please see the-faculty/ departments/precision-and-microsystems-engineering/vacancies/ or contact Dr. A.M. Aragón, phone: +31 (0)15-2782267, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail three recommendation letters, a complete CV with comprehensive publication list, programming projects involved in, etc., along with a letter of application by 12 December 2015 to Mrs. Bianca van Someren, Applications after this date will be considered if the post is still vacant.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME15-38.
Alejandro M. Aragón
30 days
December 12, 2015