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PhD candidates or Postdocs

Are you looking for an exciting challenge in the field of thermoplastic composite materials?

We are seeking motivated PhD candidates or postdoctoral researchers with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or Chemistry, who are looking for an exciting challenge in the field of composite materials. Affinity with experimental work and/or process modeling of thermoplastic composites is an advantage. Profound knowledge of the English language is required.

What we offer

The assignments at the TPRC typically concern a combination of physical modeling (e.g. process modeling of the fiber placement or press-forming process) and non-standard experimental characterization. The time frame for PhDs and Postdoc projects are four and two years respectively. Our industrial partners will be closely involved in the project. The following is offered to PhD candidates and Postdocs:

  • Work in a well-equipped state-of-the-art composites laboratory.
  • Research on high-tech thermoplastic composite materials and the newest processing and characterization technologies.
  • Collaboration with experts from industry and leading research centers.
  • Work together with a highly motivated young team of experts.

Application form

Are you interested in doing your PhD or postdoc project at the TPRC and in close cooperation with the University of Twente? Would you like to be part of an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team of researchers and experts from the industry? Apply and send us your CV and motivation with the form below.

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We have recently celebrated our tenth anniversary. The TPRC, which started out small with just a few researchers, has since developed considerably. The key to this success? TPRC’s people, without whose expertise and drive there would be no future.

Our series #TPRCminds introduces you to the people behind our success. Who are they? What is their background? What drives them and what do they dream about? How do they look at the future of thermoplastic composites?