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    The Czech Technical University in Prague announces a fully funded Ph.D. position in modular-topology optimization within the Engineering and Mathematics research fields. This interdisciplinary opportunity is part of the EU-funded ROBOPROX project, focusing on applying mathematical programming techniques to optimize modular structures, mechanisms, and materials.

    The Ph.D. project involves applying and developing mathematical programming techniques for optimal design in modular structures, mechanisms, or (meta-)materials. The research will contribute to closing the gap in computationally efficient algorithms for modular design, focusing on the challenges posed by discrete and continuous features. The candidate will work on a three-step sequential framework, addressing material distribution, modularization, and topology optimization.

    Research Area: Engineering » Aerospace engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering, Simulation engineering, Materials engineering, Mathematics » Applied mathematics, Computational mathematics, Physics » Computational physics


    • Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to the opening
    • Strong background in structural or solid mechanics, finite element method, numerical linear algebra, structural optimization, or mathematical optimization
    • Code development skills, preferably in MATLAB, Python, Julia, C++, or a related programming language
    • Professional proficiency in spoken/written English


    1. An initial appointment for 1 year (extendable up to 4 years based on performance)
    2. Full waiver of tuition fees
    3. Net compensation of about 1,600 EUR monthly
    4. Full social and health insurance
    5.  6 weeks of paid annual leave
    • Relocation assistance and additional benefits

    How to Apply:

     Interested candidates should submit their applications using Ph.D. Position ID 02-PhD-Zeman via the following link: Application Form.

    The application package must include:

    • Motivation letter (up to two pages)
    • Academic curriculum vitae
    • Contact details for two to three referees
    •  Transcript of Master’s (required) and Bachelor’s (recommended) grades
    • Copy or link to M.Sc. thesis
    • Date of M.Sc. degree award or expected thesis defense date



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