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Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för industriell teknik och management
Third-cycle subject: Machine Design
Our research aims at the development of new lubrication technologies to enhance e-mobility. The demands on lubricants for increased energy efficiency and sustainability in green electric machinery are escalating. To develop more efficient solutions and expand the operational window of lubricants, we use novel ionic materials. The goal is to understand lubrication mechanisms of novel types of lubricants to control friction and decrease wear. The technology can also bring additional functionality such as in-situ friction control.
Lubricated contacts of gears and bearings will be modelled and studied by using our research facilities. A range of equipment will also be used to analyse surfaces and lubricant properties. The research is part of a multidisciplinary project, which will link synthesis, simulations, physical chemistry and tribology, www.ionicmaterials.se. This project is carried out in a close collaboration with industry and supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Swedish Energy Agency.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
Mechanical engineering, physics, and materials chemistry are examples of suitable backgrounds. Research experience is of advantage.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary according to kth's doctoral student salary agreement
Reference number: M-2019-1304
Last application date: 2019-08-15
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