Postdoctoral Position in Thermodynamic Assessment and Diffusion Simulations Focused on Cemented Carbides, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Publish Date: Jul 05, 2016

Deadline: Aug 15, 2016

About the Institute

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The workplace

Activities at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management cover the Engineering, Technological and Economic knowledge necessary to be able to develop new products, material and production processes in a sustainable fashion as concerns Technical management, Financial Profitability and the Environment. One precondition for innovation and enterprise is the study and application of basic physical and chemical phenomena as well as the integration of new, often multidisciplinary technologies, methods and tools. Core knowledge areas include Energy Technology, Industrial Design and Innovation, Product and Production Development, Materials Development, Micro and Nano Technology as well as Industrial Economics, Organisation and Management.

The department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is active in research and education within a field that encompasses everything from structural to advanced materials. Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field based in physics, chemistry and mechanics. The department research is focused on three main areas: Structures, Processes and Properties of materials. KTH has a leading position internationally in this field.


  • A strong background in materials science
  • Experience in thermodynamic modelling
  • Experience in diffusion modelling
  • Good knowledge in English
  • Knowledge in powder metallurgy in general and cemented carbides in particular is a merit. The project will be conducted in
  • close collaboration with a group conducting DFT calculations and some knowledge in DFT is desirable, but this is not a requirement.

Ph.D. in materials science, inorganic chemistry or neighboring fields with a focus on modelling and simulation.


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to

You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2016-08-15. Mark your application with reference number M-2016-0529.

The application must include the following documents

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and a motivation of your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references
  • Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.

About the position

  • Period: 2016-09-01 – 2017-08-31 (with a possible extension for another year)
  • Extent: Full-time
  • Amount of scholarship: 22 150 SEK/month
  • Location: Stockholm


Huahai Mao
Phone: +46 8 790 6597

Henrik Larsson
Phone: +46 8 790 8387

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