In situ characterisation of deformation and fracture mechanisms in Mg alloys


Ref. num. 2023-JLL-R1-100

PhD position on deformation and fracture mechanisms in Mg alloys

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Advanced characterisation techniques based on in situ electron back-scatterer diffraction and high-resolution digital image correlation in combination with diffraction contrast tomography will be used to analyze the deformation and fracture micromechansims of advanced Mg alloys.


The candidate should hold a BEng/MSc in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Metallurgy or related field.

Fluent written/spken english is mandatory

Experience of mechanical characterisation as well as microcopy techniques will be valued.


Contract will full social security coverage until the end of 2024.

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