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Tallinn University of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering offers a 4-year PhD position in manufacturing.

Research field: Mechanical Engineering
Supervisors: Tauno Otto
Lauri Kollo
Availability: This position is available.
Offered by: School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Application deadline:Applications are accepted between September 01, 2020 00:00 and October 02, 2020 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)


Topics for Scientific Research

  • Better understanding of CAD/CAM reconstruction
  • Analysis and optimization of medical implant manufacturing process using 3D-scanning and additive manufacturing
  • Design and design process for medical implants (implants, prostheses and orthoses)
  • The use of software for the evaluation of medical implants’ fixation
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEM) for the evaluation of structural behavior of medical implants and medical planning
  • Retrieval analysis for implant / prosthesis / orthosis - associated cause of failure
  • Others as required by the supervisor (s) for the delivery of the role

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Study design, data collection and analysis
  • Attend TalTech courses and training
  • Participation in relevant East-Tallinn Central Hospital case studies
  • Participation in EU projects "3D Printing" and „DIH WORLD“
  • Literature research
  • Manuscript writing (for submission to peer-reviewed journals)
  • Attend weekly research meetings
  • Other duties as required by the supervisor(s) for the delivery of the role

Qualifications: Master’s degree in production or corresponding qualifications

The applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

Experience in the field of:

  • Industrial processes
  • 3D printing of metals
  •  Mechanical engineering
  • 3D simulations (CAD, CAM)