Controlling Non-equilibrium in Steels
Stronger and more ductile steels are increasingly demanded in important industry sectors such as the automotive industry, gas transport and power generation. In spite of the fact that these steels are based on non-equilibrium phases, mechanisms controlling their formation and behaviour remain very poorly understood. In recent investigations, we have observed interactions between these non-equilibrium phases, affecting each other’s formation and stability. The underlying mechanisms are also influenced by the prior deformation of the material. A deep and coherent physical understanding of these phenomena is essential for future developments of steels and other metallic alloys.
The post-doctoral researcher will work in the framework of a prestigious ERC Starting Grant named "Controlling Non-Equilibrium in Steels". He or she will experimentally investigate the effect of prior deformation of the material on the mechanisms controlling nucleation, growth and interactions between non-equilibrium crystalline phases in steels. These fundamental phenomena will be investigated via a quenching-deformation dilatometer and characterised with high resolution techniques such as 3D atom probe tomography.
The post-doctoral researcher working on this project must hold a doctoral degree in physics, chemistry or materials science and have a high level of English proficiency. He or she must have experience in the field of phase transformations in steels. Also, he or she must be independent, highly enthusiastic and must have curiosity for fundamental aspects of science. Applicants must present a detailed curriculum vitae with references and a letter of application.
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TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with contracts of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For more information about this position, please contact Maria J. Santofimia Navarro, phone: +31 (0)15-2788250, e-mail: email@example.com. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 1 August 2014 to N. van Benthem, application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME14-31.
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