PhD Position in Metallic Microstructures, TU Delft, Netherlands

Postdoctoral Position - 2019 in Netherlands, Delft University of Technology

PhD Position in Metallic Microstructures: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) invites applications for a 4-year PhD position focused on developing machine learning-driven models to overcome computational challenges in the mechanics of metallic systems. This research aims to create physics-informed algorithms for high-throughput analysis, facilitating the sustainable processing of next-generation metallic materials.

PhD Position in Machine Learning-driven Modeling of Metallic Microstructures

Designation: PhD Candidate

Research Area: Machine Learning, Computational Mechanics, Metallic Microstructures

Location: TU Delft, Netherlands


  • MSc in Computational or Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience in machine learning for scientific applications.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Passion for innovative research and solving complex problems.
  • Proficiency in English as per the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements at TU Delft.

Job Description: Metals are pivotal to sustainable technological growth, with new sustainable alloys emerging due to recent breakthroughs in materials discovery. However, modeling the behavior and optimizing the processing methods of these materials remains challenging due to the complex interactions between their structure, properties, and processing methods across different scales. As a PhD candidate, you will develop a physics-informed machine learning framework to address these modeling bottlenecks and enable high-throughput investigation of process-structure-property relations in metallic systems. This project aims to accelerate the development of next-generation materials with improved performance, impacting a wide range of applications.

Why Join Us?

  • Engage in a pioneering project at the intersection of machine learning and computational mechanics within the Mechanics, Materials, and Computing Group led by Dr. Sid Kumar.
  • Collaborate with a dynamic team of researchers.
  • Receive dedicated mentorship and support for developing your independent academic career.
  • Be part of the TU Delft Graduate School, offering an inspiring research environment, excellent supervision, and a Doctoral Education Programme to enhance your research skills.

Conditions of Employment:

  • 4-year employment period in principle, split into two contracts: an initial 1.5-year contract followed by a 2.5-year contract upon satisfactory progress.
  • Salary ranges from €2770 per month in the first year to €3539 per month in the fourth year, as per the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Customizable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work cost contribution.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Support for international applicants through TU Delft’s Coming to Delft Service, including relocation assistance and a Dual Career Programme for partners.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply by 28 July 2024 via the application button on the official job posting. The application should include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A list of 1-2 references.

Please note:

  • Pre-employment screening may be part of the selection process.
  • Applications submitted via email or post will not be processed.
  • Unsolicited services are not to be contacted.

Last Date for Application: 28 July 2024

For additional information, please contact Dr. Sid Kumar ( regarding the vacancy, or the recruitment office ( for details on the recruitment process.

TU Delft values diversity and strives to be an inclusive university where everyone feels at home and can flourish. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Join us in making a global impact through innovative technology and research.



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