HP 3D Printing, AMES and the research groups of Sustainable Powder Metallurgy and Micro- and Nano-mechanics at IMDEA Materials Institute, jointly seek a PhD candidate to carry out a doctoral research in debinding and sintering in metal additive manufacturing by Metal Jetting


Ref. num. 2023-FS-R1-107

PhD candidate position 1 - Study of debinding and sintering in metal additive manufacturing by Metal Jetting

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to carry out his/her doctoral research on the field of additive manufacturing of metals by Metal Jetting. The research will involve processing of austenitic stainless steels, microstructure characterization, as well as measurement of part quality properties, such as density, dimensional and mechanical properties. This project will lead to a PhD that will be defended at Carlos III University of Madrid.

The candidate will carry out his/her research work both at IMDEA Materials Institute and will collaborate closely with AMES Group (expert debinding and sintering company) for optimization of the debinding and sintering process of 3D printed metal parts, considering the application for mass production. Microstructural characterization will be used to determine part quality and extract useful parameters from data analysis of the employed characterization techniques. He/she will receive training in transversal skills and will have the opportunity to learn from the 3D printing market and disseminate his/her work at specialized forums.


Requirements: Materials Science and Engineering Bachelor and/or Master with strong background in metallurgy and powder metallurgy. Experience in experimental materials processing, microstructure characterization, and mechanical testing will be recognized. Experience in programming and/or artificial intelligence will be valued. Fluent English (oral and written) is required.


Conditions: 3-year contract with full social security coverage.

Starting date: December 2023 or as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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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