Denmark: Engineering and Science PhD Scholarship
Batas Waktu: 24 April 2006
PhD at Mechanical characterization of nanocrystalline coatings, Aalborg Universitet, 24/4
At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, a position as Ph.D. fellow (position no. 562/06-15-25778G) is open for appointment from 01.07.2006.
Job description: Mechanical characterization of nanocrystalline coatings.
The PhD stipend is available within the general study programme “Mechanical Engineering”.
Background and objectives of PhD stipend:
Nanocrystalline films and coating are cornerstones in attempts to develop and commercially exploit nanotechnology. The insight into nanostructured materials has dramatically improved through the application of new experimental methods for characterization of matter at the nanoscale. For nanostructured coatings, physical properties such as stiffness, strength, hardness and ductility can be manipulated based on nanometer control of the grain size.
Mechanical performance of thin films and multilayers under severe environmental conditions often dictates design of structural components. Therefore the aim of the project is to disclose the relation that exists between processing and structure of nanocrystalline coatings and corresponding mechanical performance in simulated service conditions. The focus is on mechanical characterization and micromechanical modelling of coatings. Exploration of mechanical properties and residual stresses induced during manufacturing using novel nano-indentation and nano-Raman technique together with the model development will be paid a special attention. Knowledge about experimental and analytical/numerical modelling tech-niques will be beneficial for a successful completion of the project.
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree.
PhD stipends normally have a duration of 3 years and it is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science takes place with reference to completion of a research education according to the regulations of the Ministerial Order No. 114 of 8. March 2002 about the PhD degree. According to the Ministerial Order the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for
continuation of payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.
The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.
Appointment and salary acc. to the Circular of Ministry of Finance of May 4, 2000 about the Agreement for Publicly Employed University Graduates and circular of April 4, 2003 about minutes for an Agreement for Publicly Employed University Graduates (AC) about PhD stipends holders.
For further information about stipends and salary as well as the application form please contact Ms. Jette Bjerring, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Phone number
9635 9637, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty has a research school, The International Doctoral School of Technology and Science:
and a Network for all PhD students:
You may obtain further information from Professor Ryszard Pyrz, Phone number +459635 9326, email: email@example.com concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.
Application marked PhD stipend No. 562/06-15-25778G, Diploma, publications, Curriculum Vitae, proposal for a PhD study plan and any other material as well as a list of submitted material in 4 copies must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning post by the 24.04.2006. Application is to be forwarded to :
Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg Øst