This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden's foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read moreProject description
Third-cycle subject: Materials Science
At the Department of Materials Science, research is underway to replace cobalt as a binder in cemented carbide on several fronts.
The project aims to combine cemented carbide with high-strength steel and thereby produce new cemented carbide grades without cobalt. The driving force is to contribute to the transition into a more sustainable society through better materials and phasing out harmful substances. To succeed, a multi-scale approach is needed where both modeling and experiments are important. The modeling will focus on the connection between structure and properties where different predictive tools will be used and developed. The experimental part will focus on characterization to validate models by imaging the materials' microstructure, e.g. with electron microscopy.
Young researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.
Supervision: Annika Borgenstam is the proposed supervisor. Decision is made on admissionWhat we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
There is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6.Selection
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.Target degree: Doctoral degree Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as doctoral students. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (max 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.Union representatives
You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.Application
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.