Open PhD Positions: Engineering Design and Computing 1177 views

The Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory at ETH Zurich has multiple, fully-funded PhD positions to work on cutting-edge research projects.

Specific PhD research topics include:

  • 4D printing and related design methods and computational design methods
  • Advanced design automation and optimization methods
  • Development engineering, i.e. the design of technical products for the developing world.

About the positions:

  • The PhD positions are fully funded with a competitive salary. (Only a small tuition fee is required at ETH.)
  • The selected candidates will be part of a highly motivated, international team at one of the best universities in Europe.
  • Besides working in the growing, ambitious team he/she will also have the chance to collaborate with students, other labs and industrial partners. \
  • This is an international team so English is the main working language.
  • Knowledge of German is an advantage but not a must. We especially encourage women to apply.
  • The starting date is September 1, 2020.


  • Applications are open for excellent applicants with a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science or a related area of study, who are motivated to carry out internationally leading research.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following topics is an advantage: engineering design, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), especially FEM, computational structural mechanics, mechatronic design, computational design, computational optimization, additive manufacturing, applied computing and applied artificial intelligence.


Apply online application including:

  • A CV
  • University transcripts for both the Bachelor and Master degree
  • 02 references
  • Scientific publications are an advantage and a maximum of three should also be included if available
—————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationETH Zurich
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science

Fellowship amountFully-funded
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities

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