FIDAMC & IMDEA Materials Institute are looking for a:

PhD candidate (Ref: FORM-RA01) (MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Materials)

The PhD candidate will participate on the project SIMUFORM, a joint project in collaboration between FIDAMC and IMDEA Materials Institute in the field of the development of simulation tools to analyze thermoforming of prepregs for aircraft structures manufacturing. The candidate will enroll on a PhD program offered by the Technical University of Madrid, and the PhD project will be focused on the development of the experimental characterization methods to measure interply friction behavior in prepregs during thermoforming as well as the corresponding simulation tools for defect generation prediction during manufacturing.

Requirements: Candidates should hold a MEng in Materials, Mechanical Engineering, or other related discipline with strong background on solid mechanics and materials. Fluent English (oral and written) is mandatory. Previous experience in finite element modeling and experimental methods will be very valuable.

Starting date: 2016 Fall. The vacancy will be closed as soon as we find the right candidate. Application: Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae including the complete contact information through the institute’s website: http://www.materials.imdea.org/open-positions/applicationform?ref=FORM-RA01