Applications are invited from International and Dutch students for Fully funded paid 02 PhD Scholarships positions in Electrochemistry/Material Science at Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands.
Two PhD fully funded paid scholarships positions are available in the Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry group of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of TU Delft. The PhD applicants will work in the framework of a national project, ThinCorr, in which TU Delft (The Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Tata Steel Europe (The Netherlands), SKF (The Netherlands) and ArcelorMittal Global (Belgium) are the participants forming the consortium.
The understanding and capability to predict corrosion under atmospheric conditions are currently quite limited due to the experimental limitations and the lack of theoretical models that consider the actual electrochemistry and the presence of variable electrolyte layer thicknesses on the complex metal surface structure.
The aim of the ThinCorr project is to achieve an in-depth understanding of atmospheric corrosion processes and a reliable prediction thereof. The project will deliver improved experimental setups to measure corrosion and models using finite electrolyte layers to study and describe the corrosion mechanism of steel alloys under thin-film electrolytes representing atmospheric conditions and during accelerated corrosion tests. The accurate and representative corrosion testing and modelling will enable industrial end-users to efficiently steer and improve their material development and selection programs.
Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:
- monthly salary from 2325 – 2972 euros
- a discount for health insurance and sport memberships
- an International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school
To be eligible for Scholarships position, an applicant must:
- have an MSc in a relevant field, such as Corrosion Science, Electrochemistry and/or Materials Science
- have proven experience with corrosion and/or electrochemistry
- critical and creative approach to the research is essential
- An “academic attitude” is required: excellent analytical and experimental skills, perseverance taking initiative, curiosity and critical thinking about the research approach and about the results
- Have excellent communication skills, and want to work in an international, multidisciplinary and academic-industrial team
- Communication skills must include excellent proficiency in English language (spoken and written)
To apply for 02 PhD Scholarships positions in Electrochemistry/Material Science, applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Motivation letter
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- Full details of two references (names, emails and contact details)
- BSc and MSc transcripts
To apply, please send e-mail to Hilma Bleeker, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl