Industrial PhD Position Within Freeform Injection Molding of Advanced Ceramics

A new PhD position in sustainable development is available at Technical University of Denmark. The funds for this fellowship are available for 3 years. Applications are welcome before December 31, 2019.

Do you want to contribute to future with 3D printing of free-form injection molds for fabrication of advanced ceramics?

AddiFab A/S and the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark offer an Industrial PhD position in manufacturing and characterization of 3D printed molds for ceramic injection molding.

AddiFab is an innovative high-tech Danish 3D-printer producer and SME commercializing Freeform Injection Molding (FIM).

FIM produces outstanding material properties on an additive platform by enabling the use of industry-standard injection molding feedstocks. The resulting part has the high quality of an injection molded part while also enjoying the design freedom and production speed of an additively manufactured part.

The current technology allowsmanufacturing ofpolymericcomponents; this project has the ambition to extend this toadvanced ceramics. The ceramics should be manufactured in a complex shapes with detail precision in the micrometers range while retaining control of the chemical and mechanical integrity of the piece, ensuring high functional properties.

Ferroelectric superstructures for electromechanical energy systems are the test materials.

As a PhD student, we expect you to take responsibility for the development of your project under guidance from supervisors from both AddiFab and DTU. You will perform literature reviews of ceramic injection molding to identify all relevant process parameters and available feedstock systems. Then you will develop resins suitable for SLA and demolding with reduced swelling of the molds. Various ceramic feedstocks for injection molding and sintering should be tested in the laboratory and industry-relevant conditions. Finally, you will characterize the functional properties of ferroelectric ceramics with complex geometries prepared by the FIM technology. You will analyze and summarize your results and disseminate them in project reports, publications and at international conferences.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or similar.

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Dr. Uffe Ditlev Bihlet and Professor Vincenzo Esposito together with other representatives from AddiFab and DTU.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Please submit your online application no later than 31 December 2019 (local time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

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. DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian rsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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