Experimental testing of thermomechanical properties of materials at different scales of observation

1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline January 9th, 2014 23:59 )
Mechanical testing, Scanning electron microscopy, Profilometry, Thermography, Digital image correlation
Participation in the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM research activities related to thermomechanical testing of brittle and ductile materials using multi-resolution (multi-scale) experimental methods. More specifically, activities regard: initial training; mechanical testing of samples inside a scanning electron microscope; roughness measurement with a confocal profilometer; strength and fracture mechanics testing of components; digital thermography; processing of experimental images according to the digital image correlation technique; standard maintenance of the related equipment, especially the SEM; realization of specimens and new experimental setups, when necessary.
Formal requirements
 Possession of a 4 or 5-year degree in Materials Science and Technology, Chemistry, Applied Chemistry or in a related field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Specific requirements
A PhD in related scientific areas is preferable. Past experience on the practical use of a scanning electron microscope and knowledge of its maintenance procedure; attitude to perform experimental tests inside a laboratory.
Gross amount
€ 22.000,00/year
1 year renewable for a total of 3 years and 10 months (no later than the end of the European Project "CA2PVM - Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of PhotoVoltaic Modules")
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Calendar latest update
January 15th, 2014
First meeting of the Selection Committee
January 13th, 2014
Preliminary shortlist
Preliminary shortlist
Second meeting of the Selection Committee
January 21st, 2014 from 9:00 am - San Francesco Complex - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
Third meeting of the Selection Committee
January 21st, 2014
Final ranking
Final ranking


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  • University degree and ongoing PhD (compulsory)


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