Modelization of thermoforming process in composite materials


Ref. num. TEMACOM_RA01

Research Assistant (PhD student) in Simulation of Composite Processing

IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at:


IMDEA Materials is looking for a PhD candidate to work in the research project TEMACOM funded by the Innovation Hub Project of the Community of Madrid 2019. Research activities will be focused in the development of new modeling strategies to simulate processing of composite materials for aerospace applications including thermoforming and analysis of defects.


Candidates should hold a MEng in Mechanical Engineering or Materials (or related discipline) with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment. Strong background on solid mechanics and previous experience in finite element modeling will be valuable. Fluent English (oral and written) is required. Starting from April 2019. The vacancy will be closed as soon as we find the right candidate


  • Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled.
  • Full time contract including social security coverage.
  • Enrolment in an academic PhD program.