Postdoc Position 3D Representation for Controlling Composite Fabrication Process

Postdoc Position 3D Representation for Controlling Composite Fabrication Process

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14 May 27 May Delft

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3D Representation for Controlling Composite Fabrication Process

Job description

We are looking for a passionate Postdoctoral researcher to join our team and contribute to a cutting-edge project at the intersection of 3D Computer Vision, Composite Fabrication and Aerospace Structures.

Project Overview: The project is dedicated to the monitoring and management of composite fabrication process, ensuring the production of high-performance and highly reliable composite parts. These components play a crucial role in various high-stakes applications including aviation, aerospace, and super-cars. You will focus on creating a detailed volumetric representation of small pieces of composite tapes arranged in a mold before they are fused into a single, solid piece. Such a model facilitates real-time adaptation and precise control of the fabrication process, ensuring that composite tape pieces are distributed evenly, enhancing the structural integrity and reliability of the final product.

Your Role:

  • Use cutting-edge 3D computer vision methods.
  • Design and set up experiments.
  • Deploy your algorithms on machines.
  • Write well-documented code.
  • Prepare demonstrators.
  • Write scientific papers.
  • Guide Master's and/or PhD students.
  • Limited participation in educational activities.
  • Support in writing grant proposals.
  • Support in organizing workshops and scientific events.
  • Connect with academic and industry partners and promote your work.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • PhD in Computer Vision, Robotics, Aerospace/Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Eng., Applied Math or related disciplines.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C++, along with knowledge in software integration methods.
  • Knowledge in machine learning and deep learning methods.
  • Knowledge in OpenCV, ROS, and Gazebo.
  • Well organized and excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent command of English and communication skills.
  • Knowledge in composite materials is a plus.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. You will be a part of p4MARS lab among researchers working on Perception and AI for Robotics.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05279


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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