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IK4 Doctorados

 

Do your doctorate in IK4

Welcome to the portal for the Promotion of Doctoral Talent at IK4.
Here you’ll find IK4’s offers for undertaking a doctoral thesis.

All the topics proposed are closely related to the areas of research at the IK4 Centres and are developed within the framework of a knowledge-generation project.

 

How does an IK4 researcher work?

In this video our researchers will be giving you an insight into the work we do, how we go about it and who it is intended for, and the facilities we have. That way, you’ll be able to get an idea of the possibilities IK4 is offering you.

DOCTORATES

 

Gestión fin de vida de acumuladores de ión litio

START: 1/09/2018

OPEN

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 1/09/2021


Medio Ambiente y Reciclado

Tecnologías de Reciclado

 

Use of intelligent materials for lifting and hoisting systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN

The project consists of developing components for the structural elements in lifting and hoisting systems in order to actively control vibrations, primarily for aspects related to the use of intelligent materials. Possibility of completing a doctoral thesis on this topic.

The candidate will be part of the Mechanical Design Group and work within a multidisciplinary environment.

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Material and Manufacturing

Mechanical Design and Behavior

 

Flexible robotic system geared towards the inspection of surface integration

START: 10/2018

OPEN
Inspections for monitoring the manufacture of parts are unavoidable in industry. This is an area where, even today, inspection is being done manually, either through using penetrant liquids or magnetic-particle methods depending on the manufactured part. In any case, it concerns inspections which are not only completely manual but are also subjective, that"s to say, dependent on the operator performing the inspection.

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 10/2018


Intelligent manufacturing

Advanced surface inspection + Robotics

 

Evaluación del potencial de nanoclústeres estabilizados en proteínas con propiedades fluorescentes desarrollados por el CICbiomaGUNE como sistemas de biorreconocimiento

START: 09/2018

OPEN
El puesto de doctorando ofertado se ubica en el equipo de Desarrollo de Sistemas y Productos de Biodetección perteneciente al área de conocimiento de biotecnología.El objetivo del candidato será realizar la tesis doctoral en el ámbito de la biomedicina y la biodetección. Dicho doctorado será codirigido por FUNDACION GAIKER y el CIC biomaGUNE y se llevará a cabo su actividad en el marco del proyecto "Bionanomateriales para aplicaciones...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Biotecnología

Biodetección

 

Development of control algorithms and Machine Learning Control techniques for mechatronic systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN
The PhD work offered is located in the Advanced Control specialization team belonging to the Control and Monitoring knowledge area. The team"s research line focuses on the dynamic modelling of mechatronic systems and the design and implementation of advanced solutions for the control of these systems. Most of the projects usually cover the whole development chain, starting from the modelling of the system to be controlled, through the design of the algorithms, their verification by means...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Control

 

Desarrollo y estudio de biomateriales para su uso en la industria del rotomoldeo

START: 10/2018

OPEN
El reto y el enfoque de la tesis doctoral se dirigen hacia el desarrollo de plásticos basados en biopolímeros para su uso en rotomoldeo. En dicho desarrollo será necesario crear modelos para predecir el efecto de diferentes aditivos en las propiedades finales del bioplástico, así como valorar experimentalmente los resultados. Resultará igualmente necesario relacionar dichas propiedades con el comportamiento real en proceso, de forma que se...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 10/2018


Área de Materiales Plásticos y Composites

Materiales bio-plásticos

 

PhD position in Wire and Arc based Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) – mechanical performance and metallurgical analysis of parts manufactured by double wire arc processes

START: 10/2018

OPEN
A PhD position in WAAM technologies is open. PhD student will join Process Department of IK4-LORTEK and research group of WAAM technologies. The aim of the PhD work is to develop a cost effective manufacturing process of aeronautic parts made of Ti and Al based alloys by WAAM. These alloys are largely used in aeronautical parts and structures. We are targeting Ti and Al based parts with high buy-to-flightratios such as: 1)...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 10/2018


Processes Area

Additive Manufacturing

 

Spare parts management aftermarket maintenance

START: 09/2018

OPEN
The product manufacturing companies are facing the decision to address, in a strategic way, the path that allows them to offer services to their customers and achieve recurring income and benefits that are not achieved in the sale of products. Among these services, one of the most important is the maintenance of the products sold, where they have a large park after many years of sale. The way to approach the services, besides representing a challenge as an organizational transformation,...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Operations and Maintenance Technologies

 

Models of hardening simulation by induction for improvement of components in the renewable energy sector

START: 09/2018

OPEN
The offered thesis is part of the renewable energy sector, in which the reliability of the systems is a key point of competitiveness. The improvement of the reliability of the components is linked to the correct estimation of the state of the pieces due to the manufacturing process to improve their mechanical properties. The main objective is to develop simulation models to calculate the residual stresses generated in the process of induction hardening. These stresses affect...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanic

 

Modelos de barreras fisiológicas para el testado de nuevos compuestos en diagnóstico y terapia

START: 09/2018

OPEN

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Biotecnología

Biomedicina

 

Methodology dfx for goods and products of long life cycle and large size

START: 09/2018

OPEN
General framework and objectives The design methodologies are a series of indications and strategies to face the design in an orderly manner, evaluating the options generated to choose the optimal one. In recent years, the development and evolution of design methodologies has gone from simple guidelines for manufacturing to complete methodologies through the compilation of synthesis methods, which have then been extended as DfX methods to form the concept of a Design for Excellence.

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanic

 

Dynamic simulation of complex multi-body systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN
General framework and objectives A Multibody System is a mechanical model of a set of bodies, also called elements or links, which can in turn be rigid or flexible, interconnected in such a way that there is relative movement between them. It is therefore a very general term that encompasses a large number of systems, among which can be mentioned mechanisms, machines, vehicles of all kinds, and robots. The Dynamics of Multibody Systems is the theory that allows the kinematic...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanic

 

Smart Systems for Harsh Enviroment

OPEN
General framework In the current industrial context, the creation of autonomous microsystems for industrial environments is key in the positioning of the industry within the new strategy of the Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT).  Its integration will have a broad impact on the creation of new products, business models and services in the cloud. These new elements require increasingly smaller systems (miniaturised), with more features...

Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies

Microsystems

 

Formal Software design for transport systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN

In the framework of transport systems research projects. The main task will be to work on the design of applications of electronic and communications systems using formal techniques.

The work includes system definition, system and interfaces development, execution of laboratory and field tests, analysis of results, etc.

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Transport and Energy / ICT

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility

 

Embedded Train Integrity Monitoring Systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN
The advance of the technology allows to transfer the location of the execution of functions. In the case of the railroad, functions performed on the ground are being transferred on-board the train. This brings great advantages with regard to installation and maintenance as well as to the commercial exploitation of the lines. Thus, the research work will focus on the monitoring of the integrity of the train on board. It will be a system that will be in charge of managing different...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Transport and Energy / ICT

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility

 

High strength microalloyed steel development for wear and harsh environment applications

START: 09/2018

OPEN
This position lies in the frame of an international consortium of one association, a German steelmaker and CEIT as research institute. The context is perfect for a PhD thesis program, due to the duration, subject and possibility of publications. The possibility to get a PhD degree is offered in the frame of an international project. Highly specialized training will be offered in order to learn laboratory techniques for mechanical testing, advanced microstructural characterization...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Material and Manufacturing

Thermomechanical Processing

 

Near netshape HIP (NNS-HIP) process optimisation for nickel-base superalloys for aerospace applications

START: 09/2018

OPEN
This PhD program is a response to a European project within Clean Sky 2 research program, which contributes to strengthening European aero-industry. The objective of the project is to develop a hot isostatic press (HIP) manufacturing route for high temperature materials for new generation turbine engine (Ultrafan®) casings. The candidate will collaborate in all the stages of process from the initial powder characterisation, HIP and heat treatment parameter...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Materials and Manufacturing

Advanced Powder Metallurgy and Laser Manufacturing

 

Railway signalling systems

START: 09/2018

OPEN
In the framework of railway signalling systems research projects. The main task will be to work on the development of electronic and communications systems that will be part of future railway signalling systems.
The work includes system and interfaces development, execution of laboratory and field tests, analysis of results, etc. of the future railway signalling systems.

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Transport and Energy / ICT

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility

 

Low emission hydrogen burners for domestic boilers

START: 09/2018

OPEN
Today the possibility of using hydrogen, H2, as an energy vector is of interest to those responsible for public and governmental policies in Europe. The expected shortage of fossil fuels and the fear of climatic changes induced by global warming by greenhouse gases are leading to an increase in the installed capacity of renewable energy. Given this scenario, the use of hydrogen is seen as one of the energy storage systems during periods of overproduction, leading to a progressive hydrogenation...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanic

 

Monitorización remota de variables de proceso y de comportamiento en uso de producto, mediante la integración de sensores y electrónica embebidos en composites poliméricos

START: 09/2018

OPEN
La necesidad de monitorización de estructuras de composite, en el proceso de su fabricación y a lo largo de todo su periodo de vida de uso, está dirigiendo la atención de la investigación en materiales poliméricos hacia los composites multifuncionales que incluyen sensores y electrónica  en su composición. En sectores como el aeronáutico, el eolíco, el de automoción o en la construcción es estratégico...

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2018


Area de Materiales Plásticos y Composites

Composites 4.0

 

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