Professor in Plasticity of Metallic Materials

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Mechanical Engineering

DTU Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor in plasticity and deformation structures in metallic materials.

DTU Mechanical Engineering is contributing to research, innovation, and education within the following scientific areas: Structural and solid mechanics, fluid and hydrodynamics, applied thermodynamics, manufacturing technology, engineering design and product development, materials and surface engineering.

The professor will be affiliated with the Materials and Surface Engineering Section which is one out of six sections in the department.

Responsibilities and tasks

The new professor will have a leading role in the research and innovation on deformation structures in metals at all scales, theoretically, experimentally, and numerically. It is the vision that the new professor will contribute significantly to maintaining the leading international role of the section and build relationships to large-scale facilities such as MAX IV and ESS.

Faculty in the section is involved in teaching materials science and engineering with emphasis on metallic materials. The Section attracts students from various study lines. The new professor is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. Candidates who do not speak Danish should be willing to learn Danish within the first two-three years in order to be able to teach in Danish.

The successful candidate is expected to have relations to other relevant, internationally esteemed research groups in academia (and industry) and has to establish or extend relations to other relevant research groups at DTU. In particular, the coupling of 3D characterization and 3D modelling at various length scales will play a major role in future research activities in the section. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated experience with attracting external funding for research and/or innovation activities.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 15 January 2018 (Local time).

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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