Postdoc: Macroscale Modeling Of Hydrogen Embrittlement In Steels
Delft University of Technology Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

Postdoc: Macroscale Modeling Of Hydrogen Embrittlement In Steels



Department/faculty: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

Level: Doctorate

Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly

Contract: 1 year

Salary: 3255 - 4274 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Closing date

    June 1, 2019


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering



The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.


The Department of Maritime and Transport Technology (MTT) studies how to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. New generation transport and marine systems require the further development of the knowledge of the dynamics and the physical processes involved in transport, dredging and marine systems, the logistics of the systems and the interaction between the equipment and control systems.

For more information on the research activities of M&TT department, please see: maritime-and-transport-technology.


Job description


During this one-year Postdoc assignment, you will work within a large team (three staff and two Postdocs) to create a continuum-level model of the effect of hydrogen embrittlement on steel. You will especially focus on using RVE technology to up-scale the modelling from the micron level to the millimeter level in modelling one or more hydrogen embirttlement mechanisms. You will work very closely together with a second Postdoc, whose responsibility will include the modelling of hydrogen damage from the quantum up to the micron scale through molecular modelling.


This position is primarily scientific in nature, but you will be expected to contribute to the creation of a large-scale follow-on project.




The applicant shall have a PhD degree in materials sciences, mechanical engineering or a similar engineering discipline. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required, while the ability to communicate in Dutch is considered valuable.      


Conditions of employment


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


Information and application


For information about this position you can contact Dr Carey Walters, Assoc.Professor Ship Design, email:, tel.: +31 0152783705. For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email:

To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application by 31 May 2019 to

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-18.





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