PhD position in the field of additive manufacturing

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Chair of Product Development and Engineering Design (pd|z), Prof. Dr Mirko Meboldt at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, invites applications for a PhD position in Additive Manufacturing. You will be co-supervised by Prof. Mirko Meboldt and his Team and funded by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. The duration of the PhD program is three to four years. The start date is in Novmebr 2022 or later.

Project background

Additive manufacturing offers unimagined potential for future applications, which combine both economic and ecological advantages optimally. In our research, we deal with the foundation to enable new application fields based on additive manufacturing. The realization of AM applications requires knowledge and methods in product development that is not yet state of the art. This project aims to explore new applications in the field of extrusion and fluidics for process engineering and the food industry using additive manufacturing. An initial area of application is, for example, the production of meat substitutes or the co-extrusion of plastics. The overall goal is to contribute to energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Job description

  • Contribution to scientific progress in the field of additive manufacturing.
  • Planning and execution of experiments
  • Development of computer-aided tools for additive manufacturing
  • Knowledge transfer to industrial partners
  • Collaboration in teaching and further education

Your profile

We are looking forward to applicants with a very good Master's degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering and food science. The ideal candidate has experience with additive manufacturing. The position requires prior knowledge and interest in design, modelling, simulation and experimental work. An independent work style and the ability to work in a team are important. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage.

Your workplace

We offer

We offer an inspiring, supportive and team-based research environment that helps you to create your research and expertise profile. Our team shares a common mission to make a measurable impact in research and translation to the industry. 

The team has an excellent international and national network with research institutions and industrial partners. In the field of design and industrialization of additive manufacturing, we are one of the leading groups with a strong reputation. Take a look at our website to get an insight into our team, culture, projects and research activities (Link).

We offer competitive salary terms. For more information about employment at ETH Zurich, please visit the website (Link).

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

Then we look forward to receiving your online application by October 16 2022.

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications by e-mail or postal mail will not be considered.

For more information, please visit our website at www.pdz.ethz.ch. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Mirko Meboldt (meboldtm@ethz.ch).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.