Postdoc Data-driven Ultrasonic Welding of Thermoplastic Composites – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

We aim to advance the integration and joining of thermoplastics composites with a concerted effort of several researchers contributing towards a new approach to fusion bonding, combining process and performance optimization by simulations of physical phenomena and process monitoring using artificial intelligence. This postdoc will explore

novel approaches in monitoring of ultrasonic welding through a multisensor approach feeding from the air coupled acoustic characteristics, temperature evolution, energy transmission etc., and implement data fusion methods to decipher the evolution of structure-process-property relationship during the ultrasonic welding process.

This position is part of the NWO Perspectief project ENLIGHTEN – Enabling Integrated Lightweight Structures In High Volumes and will contribute to the project through enabling advanced monitoring and control of fusion bonding processes.


You must have the following qualifications:

  • Strong experimental skills related composites manufacturing and instrumentation for testing and/or monitoring.
  • Background in mechanical/aerospace/civil engineering, materials science, physics or a related field.
  • Proficiency with machine learning methods and corresponding software packages is a plus.
  • Experience with ultrasonic welding is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and proven academic writing skills.
  • The ability to work well in an interdisciplinary project in a collaborative setting and to interact with stakeholders.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.   T he TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

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TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

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Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 2 7 0 PhD candidates and   close to 30 00 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes,   governments   and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.  

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