The manufacturing and surface integrity associated with the micro processing of polymers for medical devices is a scientific and technical challenge. The European Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN research project SIMPPER MedDev address these challenges and involves a consortium of 5 leading European universities, 10 industry partners who manufacture medical devices, and an orthopaedics hospital.
We are looking for a PhD-candidate to strengthen our research team, who will work on laser-based manufacturing for medical devices. You will be part of a cohort of 12 international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral early stage researchers and will be trained in personal, professional, academic, technical and intellectual skills.
The PhD project:
Laser micro-printing of biomedical multi-materials Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) is an innovative Additive Manufacturing process in which a small volume (e.g. 5 femtolitre) of a thin donor film is transferred to a substrate via a laser beam. In this project you will study the fundamentals of, and develop strategies to,
combining metals and polymers in LIFT is crucial for medical devices, as is LIFT of pure metals directly onto curved polymers with high mutual adhesion. These challenges need to be overcome to obtain high mechanical stability, reproducibility and good adhesion for medical devices. The project is in collaboration with an industrial partner, and industrial and academic secondments are part of the project.Your profile
Eligibility and Mobility
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (ITN) eligibility criteria apply, in summary:
At the time of recruitment by the University of Twente you must be in the first 4 years of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
You are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from another country to, in this case, The Netherlands) when taking up your appointment. That is, at the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, you must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to date of recruitment.
Researchers can be of any nationality and there is no age limit.
For details on the above criteria point your web browser to Marie Curie
The University of Twente is situated on a green and lively campus with lots of facilities for sports and other activities.Information and application
Submit your application no later than April 5th, 2023 , using the “apply now” button below and please include:
Additional information about this position can be obtained from the website of the Chair of Laser Processing (https: // www. utwente.nl/en/et/ms3/research- chairs/lp/)
or with dr Matthias Feinaeugle, Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems (MS3), Chair of Laser Processing, University of Twente, see for contact details: M. Feinaeugle
We plan to hold a round of interviews in the week of April 10, 2023.
A Game-Based assessment can be used in the selection procedure.About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.Want to know more Feinaeugle, M. (Matthias)
Assistant ProfessorFeinaeugle, M. (Matthias)
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