Professor in Multibody Dynamics of Flexible Systems
University of Twente
Enschede, the NetherlandsApply Now
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: competitive
Closing Date: 27/09/2019
The Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente is currently seeking to appoint female full professor in the area of Multibody Dynamics of Flexible Systems. The position contributes to work in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, in the area of the control of (soft) robotic systems, and the Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems, in the area of nonlinear structural dynamics. The chair will be positioned in the Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems but the two Departments work very closely together.
Modern multibody systems increasingly utilize flexible structures to replace hinges or to safely interact with the environment (i.e. a human operator). The dynamic behaviour of these flexible, inherently non-linear structures becomes increasingly complex; safe implementation and control requires accurate and fast simulation models. This is only possible with effective model reduction methods.
This research chair aims to develop techniques to evaluate and simulate the dynamic behaviour of flexible systems that may include intrinsic nonlinearities such as plasticity and interact with other objects and the environment (e.g. air, fluid). Application areas are (soft) robotics, precision engineering, digital twins of manufacturing systems, wind turbines and offshore design.
The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
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How to Apply
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
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Applications will be considered by the recruitment committee and preliminarily shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited for informal conversations with the University, after which a formal shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview and campus visits. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate will take place thereafter.
Please note that this vacancy is only open to female scientists. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.
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