Full Professor Digital Fabrication for Design

Research / Academic


As a scienfic discipline, Digital Fabrication for Design can be described as the study of new ways of designing that maximize the potential of emerging materials, additive manufacturing processses and digital technologies. Digital fabrication closes the gaps between digital technologies and the physical construction process and is having significant impacts on design.

The new chair in Digital Fabrication for Design will focus on research into digital design and fabrication processes in an industrial product design context, such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, computerized embroidery, laser cutting e.o. The chair is expected to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to bring together the disciplines of design, integrated manufacturing processes, material science and computer science to deliver theoretical and practical breakthroughts that form the design, engineering and manufacturing of future products.

The scientific Digital Fabrication for Design chair will lead a group with a track record of sucessful research and education and will replace the current chair. The unique technological infrastructure, broad knowledge base, wordlwide network and sucessful alumni of Delft University of Technology gives the new chair an outstanding capacity for exciting and renowned interdisciplinary research, education and valorization activities.  


The following qualities are expected of the candidate: 

- shows scientific qualities demonstrated by a PhD degree or equivalent research achievements, publications in qualified journals or patents, participation in relevant national and international network and research funding

- is an inspiring teacher to bachelor and masters students

- has a strong track record in the field of computational design, additive manufacturing, and/or robotics

- has interest in design and is able to demonstrate experience in product and systems design in multidisciplinary teams

- uses his/her knowledge and expertise in edcuation at both Bachelor, Master and Phd levels and developing courses based on recent developments of technology and design methods

-builds and leads the development in the field of computational design and fabrication and has the capability of leading a research team

-builds and maintains an academic and industrial network, promotes his/her research within industry, and develops collaboration with industry

- has a holistic view and vision on the development in digital fabrication, and expects to contribute to forming the vision of the Department of Design Engineering.


Salary Benefits:

 TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Work Hours:

32 - 40 hours per week


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