27-2021-IMVT PhD Position: Additive Manufacturing of Glass for Process Engineering

Eintrag vom 15.09.2021
Angebotsnr. 27-2021-IMVT
Stelle ist zu besetzen ab: offen/nach Absprache


Standardized glassware is the main lab equipment in chemistry, because of its resistance against heat and aggressive substances. Despite its material advantage, glass is rarely found in process engineering. The challenges of designing and manufacturing customized glassware inhibit the use of glass for complex, individualized parts. Commercially available glass-nanocomposite resins for additive manufacturing (3D printing) open an opportunity for microfluidic devices made from glass.

The doctoral thesis implements a manufacturing route for additive manufactured glass and explores applications in process engineering. The process steps of stereolithography, debindering and sintering define the material properties and geometric limitations a part. The design opportunities and restrictions in the context of process engineering are assessed and compiled in design guidelines. The guidelines and concepts for new devices are validated on stand-alone demonstrators and contributions to other research projects.

The thesis is an exploratory, strategic research topic of the institute. A close collaboration with other IMVT researchers is expected for need finding, concept development and validation. The infrastructure for glass additive manufacturing by stereolithography and casting is available at the institute.

Persönliche Qualifikation

  • Very good master degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience in manufacturing and quality assessment of glass
  • Experience preferred in debindering and sintering from other manufacturing technologies (e.g. MIM, ceramics, metal AM)
  • Experience in design (CAD)
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Ability to organize and structure an exploratory project
  • Fluent in German and English (min. C1)


Institut für Mikroverfahrenstechnik (IMVT)
Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to

15 October 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Christoph Klahn, phone 0721 608-23164.

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  • Deutsch
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