Design and AM of high entropy shape memory alloys for high-temperature actuators


Ref. num. 2023-SM-R1-96

FPI-2023_SM 4D printing of smart materials for sustainable mobility

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HEA present a novel concept of multicomponent materials, which is a breakthrough for the design of alloys in traditional physical metallurgy and opens a new field for exploring new materials with novel properties. The student will be involved in the design, additive manufacturing and characterization of HEA for high-temperature Shape memory alloys (SMA). Processing will include suction casting and selective laser melting. Characterization will include microstructural analysis using SEM/EDS and mechanical and functional (shape memory) properties.


Candidates should hold an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science or related disciplines with excellent academic credentials and a solid commitment to developing an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment.


This is an FPI grantA grant for pre-doctoral contracts for the training of doctors contemplated in the State Training Subprogram of the State Program to Develop, Attract and Retain Talent within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research 2021-2023, under the competitive competition and applying the principles of publicity and objectivity. It includes financing for a three-month stay abroad.

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