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AfbCareersM2i is the network organisation in the field of functional and structural materials. We conduct outstanding fundamental and applied research in the fields of structural and functional materials.

Currently more than 100 PhD and PostDoc reseachers are working on M2i’s research projects which are carried out in close cooperation with M2i’s industrial partners by top-level university groups both in the Netherlands and abroad.
As researcher in the M2i research program, you will be recruited and employed by M2i’s academic partners (universities, research organisations). 

Research vacancies

Bainite And Second-phase Engineering for improved FORMability (BaseForm)
M2i Postdoctoral Associate, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

This project is a joint collaboration project between M2i, TU Delft, CEIT (Spain), Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe (Germany) and ArcelorMittal Maizières Research (France).

Project information: This multi-partner projects aims to improve the formability properties of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) with complex phase microstructures. Such steels have excellent strength but very quite limited ductility. Postdoctoral will be primarily responsible for carrying out advanced modeling research of plastic behavior of AHSS sheet taking into account the specific microstructural features of this material.

Tasks and responsibilities of the researcher: The Postdoctoral researcher tasks in this project are focused on modeling the crystallographic aspects of solid-state transformations involved both in processing and application of AHSS sheet. This includes phase transformation, recrystallization and (anisotropic) strain hardening during forming. Crystal plasticity models will be extensively employed to correlate the mechanical test results with texture and microstructural data.

Candidate profile: We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
The candidate needs to have acquired basic knowledge in mechanical aspects of materials, i.e. being able to read and interpret state-of-the-art literature on microstructural and texture modeling of metallic materials. A PhD in the field of micro-mechanical modeling of local plasticity or in micro-mechanical aspects of phase transformations would be most suited for this application.

Employer and working location: Materials innovation institute (M2i) will be the formal employer of the researcher. The employee will be eligible for all employee benefits offered by M2i. The academic partner in this project and the future working location of the researcher is Delft University of Technology (Materials Science and Engineering Dept.). Project leader of this project is Prof.dr.ir. L.A.I. Kestens.

More information and application: We kindly request you to submit your application online through our website: http://www.m2i-careers.nl/job-opportunities/jobDetails/Delft/76/Postdoctoral-Associate-E41513501/

Micro and nano-scale failure in complex microstructures 1
PhD position, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

This project is a collaboration between Tata Steel, SKF and University of Groningen within the FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program Physics of Failure.

For more information and application please contact:
Prof.dr.ir. E. (Erik) van der Giessen
Micromechanics of Materials, Fac. Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Groningen University, The Netherlands
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Phone: +31 50 363 80 46

The researcher will be employed by Foundation of Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Multi-scale physical modelling of failure due to Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue in cast iron
PhD position, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

This project is a collaboration between DAF and Eindhoven University of Technology within the FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program Physics of Failure.

For more information and application, please contact:
Dr.ir. V.G. (Varvara) Kouznetsova
Dept. Mechanics of Materials, Fac. Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
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Phone: +31 40 247 58 85

The researcher will be employed by Foundation of Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Thermo-mechanical fatigue in cast iron, occurring in truck engines
PhD position, Ghent University, Belgium

This project is a collaboration between DAF, Ghent University and Eindhoven University of Technology within the FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program Physics of Failure.

For more information and application please contact:
Prof.dr.ir. L.A.I. Kestens
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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Phone: +32 9 331 04 58

The researcher will be employed by Foundation of Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Understanding the interface decohesion in complex polycrystalline microstructures 1
PhD position, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

This project is a collaboration between Tata Steel, Eindhoven University of Technology and Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung within the M2i research program.

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Understanding the interface decohesion in complex polycrystalline microstructures 2
PhD position, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands / MPIE, Germany

This project is a collaboration between Tata Steel, Eindhoven University of Technology and Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung within the M2i research program.

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Failure in anisotropic microstructures of advanced high strength steels
PhD position, University of Twente, The Netherlands

The aim in this project is to investigate the influence of microstructural morphology on damage initiation and growth, both experimentally and theoretically. PhD - Engineering Technology.

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