User login


You are here

Post-doc position in Computational Design Optimization available at University of Sheffield, UK

MatthewGilbert's picture

Research Associate in Computational Design Optimization

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Are you interested in developing innovative digital methods that enable the design of more resource efficient building structures? We have a great opportunity for someone with expertise in optimization methods to undertake research in support of projects that involve the design of optimized structural elements such as beams, slabs and trusses, taking advantage of modern additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques.

You will support the EU Horizon 2020 funded ‘Integradde’ project, the overall aim of which is to develop a robust end-to-end digital workflow for the design and production of large metal parts produced via 3D printing / additive manufacturing. As part of this workflow structural optimization methods will be used to automatically identify efficient distributions of material, minimising build time and/or the amount of material required. You will focus on developing computational algorithms to design large parts tailored for production via direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes, and programming these in software libraries compatible with the adopted tools and digital workflow.

Secondly, you will support a project being undertaken in collaboration with the innovative engineering company MetLase, which seeks to develop a digital workflow for the design and production of reinforced concrete elements incorporating laser-cut steel reinforcement

For both projects the aim is to fabricate and load test a selection of optimized designs, which will require you to gain familiarity with specialist manufacturing software and to actively engage with technical personnel.

You will be primarily based within the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, which has a long track record of developing innovative methods in the field of structural optimization, but will work closely with colleagues based in other Departments in the University and at LimitState Ltd. You will also collaborate closely with project partners based at partner organisations in the Integradde consortium, located across Europe.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in engineering or a related subject area. As this role involves the development and application of mathematical optimization methods, you will also need to have relevant experience in this area.

Closing date:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th July 2021. 

Further details and to apply:

Subscribe to Comments for "Post-doc position in Computational Design Optimization available at University of Sheffield, UK"

Recent comments

More comments


Subscribe to Syndicate