Development of fluid mechanics models for the analysis of impregnation during liquid molding of structural composites


Ref. num. SimProc_CG_RA02

Fluid Mechanics Modelling for Smart Manufacturing

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at


IMDEA Materials is looking for a research assistant to work in the development of fluid mechanics models to address impregnation during the manufacturing of structural composites by resin transfer molding or vacuum infusion. Models will be calibrated with detailed experimental data and serve as the basis of synthetic data for machine learning predictive models.


Candidates should hold a Mechanical Engineering or any other related discipline with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to developing an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

Fluent English (oral and written) is required. 

Strong knowledge of numerical techniques for fluid analysis (OpenFoam) is required.


  • Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled.
  • Full-time contract including social security coverage.
  • End contract March 2023


The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.

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