PhD Scholarship in Strategic Maintenance Optimization in Asset Management

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in mechanical engineering at Technical University of Denmark. The deadline to apply is September 07, 2019.

Would you like to obtain a PhD and work in close collaboration with industry on developing future operational maintenance strategies and Asset Management?

Then you might be our new colleague at the Section for Engineering Design and Product Development at DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The section focuses on product design as well as systematic development of products and service systems. Applied research is central to the projects at the section and there is a wide portfolio of collaborations with companies of different organizational sizes and within different industries. The Section's strong competencies and knowledge within design methods is being expanded with a new focus on operational activities to reflect the development in industry.

The field of research focuses on systematic optimization of maintenance operations in asset management with an initial focus on the oil and gas industry. The research focuses on process optimization and asset management and relies on a quantitative approach, where historical data is analysed and future scenarios simulated, to create solutions that have sustainable impact on future operations.

The overall objective is to develop models for describing and developing modular maintenance architectures for entire systems. This requires that maintenance tasks can be segmented in order to optimize and configure maintenance strategies for the different segments. The benefit is a decrease in non-value adding variance and an increase in the effectiveness of the maintenance. In your daily work, you will be a part of a dedicated research team that works in close collaboration on developing the research field. You will face a steep learning curve and experience direct industry collaboration with a big international company. You will be able to create value in both academia and industry and therefore have a strong position to continue your career within both.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 140 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.


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