The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) has opened a full time (100%) position for a Ph.D. Student in Data-driven design and optimisation of building skins and lightweight structures, at the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI), located in the USI-SUPSI Campus in Lugano-Viganello, within the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technologies (MEMTi). Contract start date is September 1st, 2023, or a date to be agreed upon.
The open position is for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) within the European H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN) “LIGHTEN- Ultralight membrane structures towards a sustainable environment”.
Building construction industry is the largest anthropogenic source of pollution with massive energy consumption and vast CO2 emission. Novel fully recyclable and low-carbon structural membranes offer a green alternative to glass and other transparent cladding materials used in lightweight buildings, resulting in significant weight savings in the structures and drastically reducing the environmental impact. The remarkably incomplete scientific and technological understanding of the thermomechanical behaviour of such innovative structural skins requires the development of engineering models capable of predicting their performances and allowing their rational use in ultralightweight buildings with enhanced energy efficiency and resilience. The EU-funded LIGHTEN project aims to educate and train a new generation of highly qualified scientists and engineers to become experts in advanced design methods for sustainable construction. Experimental characterisation, modeling, computer simulation and structural design will constitute the education of the researchers within an integrated doctoral program supervised by industrial and academic partners.
For further information about the Project, please visit https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/956547.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the ESR may be required to undertake other duties broadly in line with the above duties.
About CAEmate Srl
CAEmate Srl is a rapidly growing hi-tech company active in the development of innovative software solutions and cloud applications targeted to engineering workflow automation. The company employs the most advanced technologies in object-oriented programming, cloud-computing and numerical simulation (FEA, CFD, DEM) to improve efficiency and safety in the engineering design procedures.
The requirements for this function are published as part of SUPSI’s internal regulations (Direttive interne SUPSI - and as part of the SUPSI employee regulations (Regolamento del personale SUPSI) on the website www.supsi.ch (follow the links to SUPSI, “Documenti ufficiali”).
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Applications will be considered only if submitted electronically by June 25th, 2023, through the appropriate form.
Applications that are incomplete, submitted to other addresses, or submitted beyond the deadline will not be accepted.
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