The Chair for Physical Chemistry of Building Materials of ETH Zurich (www.ifb.ethz.ch/pcbm/) has an opening for a Ph.D. position in digital fabrication with concrete, specifically focussed on aspects of processing.
The project is part of the Swiss National Competence Centre for digital fabrication in architecture (http://www.dfab.ch). As such it is embedded in a large research effort involving many other groups, so that good communication skills and willingness to collaborate with other researchers is essential.
Digital fabrication is undergoing a fast development and is receiving a lot of attention both in industry and academia. All experts involved agree that a key factor for such processing to be adopted in practice is to be able to properly and robustly control the material properties. This PhD, therefore, focusses on establishing methods for ensuring robust processing of concrete, including essential aspects of concrete mix design. Reactor design, continuous processing, and material formulation will be essential parts of this work, which will be mainly experimental in nature.
The successful candidate should most preferably hold a Masters degree in material science, chemical engineering, civil engineering or mechanical engineering. Candidates without any experience in at least one of the following topics will not be considered: Cementitious materials, digital fabrication, materials chemistry or chemical reactor design. An excellent oral and written level in English is essential. Conversational knowledge of German is an advantage, but desire to learn it is a must.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Further information about the Institute for Building Materials can be found on our website https://ifb.ethz.ch/pcbm/ and further information on the National Centre for Competence in Research - Digital Fabrication in Architecture can be found on the website http://www.dfab.ch. For further information, please contact Dr. Timothy Wangler, at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
|Title||PhD Position in Concrete Processing for 3D Printing|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||September 16, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Civil Engineering,   Chemical Engineering,   Materials Chemistry,   Materials Physics,   Mechanical Engineering  |