PhD opportunities

PROVIDED - Experimental investigation and modelling of the relationship between heat treatment conditions, microstructure and toughness of quenched and tempered low alloy steels

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMaterials science and engineering
Doctoral SchoolSystems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
SupervisorMme Anne-Franoise GOURGUES
Research unitCentre of materials
Starting dateOctober 1st 2019
KeywordsBainitic steels, microstructure, cleavage fracture, toughness
AbstractThe research project aims at mapping and modelling the relationships between heat treatment parameters (cooling rate, tempering conditions), resulting microstructure (matrix and precipitates) and the resistance to cleavage fracture of bainitic steels that are used as heavy forged components of current and future pressurized water nuclear power plants. This work is to be mainly experimental but the newly acquired knowledge will also be capitalized into a model.
ProfileEngineer and / or Master of Science - Good level of general and scientific culture. Good level of knowledge of French (B2 level in french is required) and English. (B2 level in english is required) Good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Qualities of adaptability and creativity. Teaching skills. Motivation for research activity. Coherent professional project.

Prerequisite (specific skills for this thesis): Metallurgist with sound knowledge in mechanics of materials. The student should be motivated by experiments and for specimen investigation in a strongly industrial context. Microstructural characterization skills are desirable.

Applicants should supply the following :
a detailed resume
a covering letter explaining the applicants motivation for the position
detailed exam results
two references : the name and contact details of at least two people who could be contacted to provide an appreciation of the candidate
Your notes of M1, M2
level of English equivalent TOEIC
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FundingContrat de recherche
PartnershipBourse CEA
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