Research Associate (PhD in Mechanics, Materials Science) to work in IMDEA in a project focused on the Crystal plasticity modeling of SLM fabricated Ti alloys.


Ref. num. 2024-JS-R2-123

Post-doctoral researcher on Crystal plasticity modeling of SLM fabricated Ti

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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A crystal plasticity constitutive model for Ti6Al4V will be developed and implemented as an abaqus-UMAT subroutine. The model will be used to simulate the response of polycrystalline microstructures fabricated by Selective Laser Melting (SLM), using the software FFTMAD developed at IMDEA. The microstructures under consideration will be generated using the data extracted in the experimental characterization of thin laminas and lattice structures fabricated by SLM.


PhD in mechanics or Materials Engineering.

Fluent English (written and oral) is a must.


1 year contract. Contract with full social security coverage. Salary depending on previous experience and credentials

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


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