Digital twins for resin transfer moulding.


Ref. num. 2023-CG-RA-46

Research Assistant (PhD student) in Digital Twins for Smart Manufacturing of Structural composites

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.

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IMDEA Materials is looking for a PhD candidate to work on the research project SM@RTM funded by CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology). Research activities will focus on developing new digital technologies enabling digital twins for resin transfer moulding processing of structural composites. The activities will include model development, virtual processing simulations, and validation against physical industrial demonstrators.


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

Demonstrated experience in Machine Learning/Data Analytics, and numerical simulation by finite elements, including computational fluid and solid mechanics and programming (Python, etc.) will be valued.

Fluent English (oral and written) is required.


Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled. The vacancy will be closed as soon as we find the right candidate.

Full-time contract, including social security coverage.

Enrolment in an academic Ph.D. program.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

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


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