Post-doc position on Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Research / Academic

The postdoc candidate will work on investigating new material structures and material combinations for Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing. This research aims to address the following challenges of FDM systems that are capable of processing multiple materials in one part.

1) We need to understand how the printing process and printed (micro)structure influences the bonding of the multiple materials.

2) The end of life should be considered: which materials can be processed well together for recycling and how can the printed structures facilitate adequate separation of the plastics?

Within these topics, the candidate has the freedom to define his/her focus. The candidate has the opportunity to cooperate with an established 3D printing company and to mentor graduate students working on related topics.     


The candidate is proactive, highly motivated, independent, and is in possession of a doctoral degree in preferably mechanical engineering, design engineering, or material science. He or she should have a holistic view on materials and have affinity with digital manufacturing. Next to having a good understanding of 3D printing technologies, material testing, and simulation, the candidate should be interested in disseminating the research results with the industry and designers. An open personality and good communication skills are required. Excellent English skills both in written and oral form. 

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.

Work Hours:

36 - 40 hours per week


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