September 23, 2023


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PhD Candidate in Machine-Understanding Dependent predictive Additive Manufacturing position with NORWEGIAN University OF SCIENCE & Know-how – NTNU

About the situation

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, Department of Structural Engineering at the Norwegian College of Science and Engineering (NTNU) is in search of a PhD Candidate in the area of predictive additive manufacturing.

Powerful manufacturing is of plain significance nationally and internationally. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is regarded as a crucial enabling technology with the possible of 3D printing any materials, any form and in any fields, devoid of the want for specialised tooling. Having said that, large top quality variance, poor system consistency and lack of predictability of qualities and performance of printed components are hindering the huge spreading of the promising technologies. There is an urgent want to produce a digital platform which can be utilized to improve the AM approach parameters based on the predicted attributes and overall performance in real time. In the latest point out, it may possibly acquire from hour-days to weeks or months to analyse the deposition approach via simulations, based on the amount of details involved in the design. It is a fact that the point out-of-the-artwork physics-primarily based types are so computationally demanding and so are not able to be made use of for any realistic procedure optimization.

Outfitted by extra than 20-year encounter in studying residual stresses, structural integrity and multiphysics and multiscale modelling, and enriched by the freshly discovered expertise of machine finding out, we build this project aiming to go the existing condition-of-the-art simulation technological know-how of AM just one stage ahead by creating a pilot electronic twin of a selected AM procedure which makes it possible for, for the initially time, authentic-time prediction of the house and efficiency of printed areas. It is expected that the electronic twin will be at minimum 2 to 3 orders of magnitude quicker in properly replicating the printing system as opposed to common finite ingredient-based mostly options.

The PhD candidate will perform at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, chaired by three entire time professors, a person affiliate professor and two adjunct professors from the industry. In 2020, there were being 18 PhD learners and 3 publish-doc fellows performing in the NTNU Nanomechanical Lab. 

You will report to the supervising professors.

Responsibilities of the situation


  • complete great and impartial exploration on the matter attached to the position
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  • publish in top rated-position journals and conferences
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  • interact with the investigate group where this posture will be hosted and also with worldwide top groups in the similar industry
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  • finish and protect a dissertation in just 3 decades
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Required assortment criteria

The PhD-position’s major goal is to qualify for operate in investigate positions. The qualification prerequisite is that you have concluded a master’s diploma or 2nd degree (equal to 120 credits) with a sturdy academic background in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, substance science physics or nanotechnology or equal training with a grade of B or much better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you ought to have an similarly good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet up with these standards you may possibly be thought of only if you can document that you are notably ideal for schooling leading to a PhD diploma.

The appointment is to be created in accordance with the rules in drive concerning Point out Staff members and Civil Servants and national recommendations for appointment as PhD, article physician and investigation assistant.


  • great penned and oral English language techniques
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Desired range conditions


  • encounter in and expertise of device discovering, modelling of additive producing, or finite ingredient modelling of plasticity and microstructures
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Personal traits


  •  motivated and bold
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  • skill to work the two independently and in a staff natural environment and a high level of individual accountability
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  • excellent interaction skills 
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  • keen to disseminate research success by way of publications and shows at worldwide conferences
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We give

Salary and problems

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 for every annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the income, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Community Support Pension Fund.
The period of time of work is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD placement involves that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within 3 months of work, and that you participate in an structured PhD programme for the duration of the employment time period.

The engagement is to be manufactured in accordance with the polices in pressure regarding Point out Personnel and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Handle of the Export of Strategic Items, Expert services and Engineering. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are found to conflict with the conditions in the latter regulation will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you should presume that there may well be changes in the spot of get the job done.

The position is subject to the ailment that the applicant start the PhD examine in the stop of August 2021.

It is a prerequisite you can be current at and available to the institution each day.

About the software

The software and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the evaluation have to be in English.

Publications and other scientific do the job need to abide by the application. You should take note that programs are only evaluated centered on the info available on the application deadline. You need to assure that your application shows plainly how your capabilities and knowledge meet up with the conditions which are established out earlier mentioned. 

The application must consist of:


  • CV, certificates and diplomas
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  • Educational is effective – released or unpublished – that you would like to be regarded in the assessment
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  • Name and tackle of 3 referees
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Joint performs will be thought of. If it is tricky to identify your contribution to joint is effective, you will have to connect a short description of your participation.

In the analysis of which candidate is very best certified, emphasis will be positioned on training, expertise and private suitability.

NTNU is fully commited to adhering to analysis standards for exploration top quality in accordance to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information and facts

Working at NTNU

A very good operate ecosystem is characterised by variety. We motivate certified candidates to use, regardless of their gender, useful ability or cultural history. 

The town of Trondheim is a modern European city with a wealthy cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation money of Norway with a inhabitants of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, which includes healthcare, educational institutions, kindergartens and general equality, is most likely the best of its form in the earth. Expert subsidized working day-care for small children is quickly out there. Moreover, Trondheim features fantastic opportunities for education and learning (like global faculties) and options to get pleasure from nature, culture and family everyday living and has reduced criminal offense fees and clean up air high quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you ought to at all periods adhere to the alterations that the enhancement in the topic entails and the organizational alterations that are adopted.

In accordance with The General public Information Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, position and municipality may well be designed public even if you have asked for not to have your name entered on the checklist of applicants.

If you have any thoughts about the position, please call Zhiliang Zhang, telephone +47 93001979 , email If you have any issues about the recruitment process, be sure to contact Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail

Be sure to post your software electronically by using with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Purposes submitted in other places will not be regarded as. Diploma Complement is demanded to connect for European Grasp Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese candidates are needed to present confirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Qualifications Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you need to involve qualified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Make sure you refer to the software number IV-126/21 when implementing.

Software deadline: 30.04.2021

NTNU – understanding for a better earth

The Norwegian University of Science and Engineering (NTNU) generates know-how for a superior planet and methods that can adjust day to day lifetime.

Department of Structural Engineering

We teach mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Section conducts internationally leading investigation and participates in many significant national investigate initiatives. The Department of Structural Engineering is a single of 8 departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 30th April 2021
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technologies
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Length Temporary
Spot of assistance Gløshaugen