University of Twente

University of Twente

Postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing of functional materials


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We develop and investigate the fundamental science and engineering of energy materials via additive manufacturing with the aim to tailor and control correlated functions related to thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport, including providing surfaces for thermochemical or electrochemical reactions, conducting electrons and heat, and distributing fluids.

In this project, we aim to manufacture and functionalize 3D-printed structures to create innovative energy materials for heat transfer and or/electrochemical reactions. The materials include multiple metals and ceramic-based composites.

Your role will be to advance current additive manufacturing techniques and conduct innovative research in multi-material additive manufacturing, develop and optimize processes for creating functional materials, explore applications in electrochemical and heat transfer domains, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to achieve research goals, and publish research findings in reputable journals and present at conferences

Your profile
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious colleague, with the following profile
  • You have a Ph.D. in materials science, mechanical engineering, or related fields
  • You have a strong and demonstrable background in Additive Manufacturing
  • Experience with electrochemical and/or heat transfer applications is highly desirable
  • You have a strong background in materials characterization and analysis.
  • Proven track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • You are proficient in English
  • Our offer
  • As a postdoc researcher at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for 18 months. You will join a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU)
  • Gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month depending on experience and qualifications
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%
  • A solid pension scheme
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment
  • Information and application

    Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 1, 2024 , and include (all in one pdf):

  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information for at least two academic references).
  • A motivation letter explaining your interest in the topic of the research, your skills toward the goals of the project, and your personal traits (maximum one page).
  • For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Davoud Jafari ([email protected]).

    The first (online) job interviews will take place on March 7, 2024.

    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

    Want to know more Jafari, D. (Davoud)

    Assistant Professor

    Jafari, D. (Davoud)

    Assistant Professor

    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Davoud for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.



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    How to apply Step 1

    Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

    Step 2

    Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

    Step 3

    1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

    Step 4

    2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

    Step 5

    The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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    Postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing of functional materials


    University of Twente




    February 08, 2024

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    March 01, 2024

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