Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Artificial intelligence-assisted 3D digital manufacturing of functionally graded materials: towards the next generation of porous materials, OPUS, 2020/37/B/ST8/02167, 11/2021
Dr Marco Costantini
The goal of this project is the development of new tools for the design and manufacturing of 3D porous functionally graded materials (pFGMs) that exhibit tailored mechanical properties, in particular pre-designed energy absorption profiles. The ability of controlling the energy absorption of graded materials is of critical importance in a vast range of industrial applications that span from aerospace and construction to transportation and bioengineering. However, due to the intrinsic complexity of pFGMs and the lack of a comprehensive model for such material design, researchers working in the field have limited possibilities and often prefer to proceed with empirical trial-and-error approaches. Here, we propose a new approach towards the design and fabrication of pFGM aimed at i) developing efficient in silico (numerical) modeling of such complex materials enabling the design of porous structures with required mechanical properties, and ii) simplifying / extending the manufacturing procedures.
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Stypendium naukowe NCN
5000 PLN/month gross
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Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Ideal candidate has a Master degree in materials science, chemistry, physics, or similar fields. Prior research experience in 3D printing or porous material synthesis via foam / emulsion templating will be considered a plus.
Candidate must meets any of the following criteria:
a) is a student of a full-time first or second-cycle degree programme or uniform Master’s studies at a university in Poland;
b) is a participant in a doctoral programme;
c) is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.
Candidates can simultaneously apply for Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences in order to meet the criteria.
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Send an application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 11-2021”
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.