PhD Position at KU Leuven, Belgium

Deadline: 15 June, 2013
Open to: candidates with MSc degree and good knowledge of the English language
Scholarship:  a fax-free PhD grant to work in an interdisciplinary environment


KU Leuven is inviting applications for PhD Position. The Position is offered for a project on multiscale simulation software for industrial metal forming processes. The students will be awarded a a fax-free PhD grant to work in an interdisciplinary environment. For applying this post, applicants must have an MSc degree and good knowledge of the English language. Interested applicants can apply online till June 15, 2013.

The PhD project fits into the KU Leuven Knowledge Platform M2Form on ‘Software for Multi-scale Simulations of Material Forming Processes’, a collaborative effort of the Departments of Computer Science and of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. The Knowledge Platform aims at creating and providing expertise on multi-scale computational models to industry, in the form of a software solution. The research group Scientific Computing (Dept. of Computer Science) focuses on the development of numerical methods, algorithms and software for large-scale simulation in science and engineering. Important topics are numerical methods for multi-scale simulation and high performance computing.

The aim of the PhD project is to further develop hierarchical multiscale modelling software for the simulation of metal forming processes. Within the existing software framework, new numerical multiscale methods will be developed.


  • You should have an MSc degree in one of the following majors: applied mathematics, computer science, materials science, engineering or physics. He or she should have a background in one or more of the following areas: high performance scientific computing, computational mechanics.
  • You should be interested in working in a multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Good knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written, is essential.
  • You will contribute to the optimization of the software for parallel execution on clusters of multicore processors. You will be able to make use of the HPC research facilities of the KU Leuven and the Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC).


They offer a fax-free PhD grant to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

How to apply

You can apply for this job no later than June 15, 2013 via the online application tool

Your application should contain following items

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Relevant research experience
  • Study curriculum with rankings
  • English proficiency (for foreign students)
  • Names (and e-mail) of 2 reference persons and the nature of contact with them

For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Dirk Roose, tel.: +3216327546, mail:

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