PhD opportunities

Study of the impact and consolidation conditions of ceramic deposits obtained by cold spray and relations with mechanical properties of the interfaces and of the microstructures' PROJECT ANR CERASOL

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMaterials science and engineering
Doctoral SchoolSystems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
SupervisorM. Vincent GUIPONT
Research unitCentre of materials
Starting dateOctober 1st 2019
Keywordscoatings, cold spray, ceramic, adherence, microstruture

The aim of the CERASOL program is to develop ceramic agglomerated powders adapted to the cold gas dynamic spraying process 'cold spray' to preserve the nature and composition of the sprayed materials. The cold spray can be used in the coating and surface modification technologies but also is entering the additive manufacturing route. Its application to obtain dense for dense ceramic deposits in the sold-state requires an better understanding of deformation and adhesion mechanisms during impact and layer construction. The developments in CERASOL are based on the 'design' of agglomerated ceramic powders with controlled porosity for which the degree of agglomeration as well as the size of grains and crystallites can be varied and studied on ceramics of varying hardness and toughness with potential use for various applications.
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.

Experimenter with a strong interest in the field of materials and processes
Training or specialization in Materials Science
A first experience on numerical modeling (mechanical calculations or others) would be appreciated.

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