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PhD on the Numerical Modelling of Anti-Fire Glass

AGC Glass Europe in collaboration with the University of Liège are offering a PhD on the Numerical Modelling of Anti-Fire Glass

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 07 Oct 2020
  • France | AGC Glass Europe
  • Date posted: 07 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Disciplines: Engineering & instrumentation | Electronics & semiconductors 

AGC Glass Europe offers challenging, and highly rewarding career opportunities. Join a leading international glass company, share a global stage of incredible opportunity with more than 50,000 employees worldwide. Work and grow alongside some of the brightest people in your field.

Our passion is glass. Glass creates emotion by connecting people with their environment. Could it connect us with you?

The company: AGC Glass Europe

  • European branch of the AGC group, based in Belgium.
  • Produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction industry, the automotive industry and various high-tech applications.
  • 14,000 employees.
  • 18 float glass lines, 10 automotive glass processing centres and more than 100 distribution-processing units in Europe.

AGC’s Technovation Centre (Gosselies, Belgium)

  • Centralizes research, engineering and IP activities in Gosselies.
  • 300 employees (200 researchers).
  • Three missions: technological innovation, technical assistance and scientific advice for which the R&D centre is developing high-tech glass products.

Always wanted to study for a PhD? AGC’s R&D Centre is sponsoring a PHD on the numerical modelling of anti-fire glass and frame behaviour prediction in collaboration with Liège University*.

We are looking for an engineer (structural, mechanical or material sciences) or a physicist keen on starting a PhD in collaboration with ULiège under a four-year AGC contract.

The UEE team (Urban and Environmental Engineering department – Leader: Professor Jean Marc Franssen) at ULG and AGC’s Technovation Centre are joining their ideas and efforts in order to develop a numerical model to predict the behaviuor under fire condition of dedicated glazing and frame structures. The scope of the numerical tool will be to develop/improve anti-fire glazing products and/or increase the speed to market and products homologation success. The candidate will share his/her time in both laboratories and will be integrated in the research teams at the university and in the company.

The candidate will have access to numerical simulation tools (as Abaqus, Ansys,..), computational power and laboratories with an experimental bench to perform fire trials and validate model results with experimental data.

This is your call if you are keen on:

  • Working in the world of (glass) innovation.
  • Growing in a group of talented and passionate people (50,000 employees worldwide).

This is you

  • You hold a Master/engineering degree with a strong material sciences background.
  • You are keen to work in a team inside an R&D and academic environment. Collaborating with various stakeholders including other PhD students, technicians and research engineers throughout Europe and worldwide is what you enjoy.
  • You are eager to develop your own project with autonomy.
  • You are attracted by a topic in which the experimental part is important.
  • You have good organization, communication and presentation skills.
  • Your personality, your ability to analyse complex problems in a rigorous way, your flexibility, your autonomy and your enthusiasm will be determining factors.
  • You have analytical skills and can take a critical look at results.
  • Knowledge in 3D numerical simulation software (thermal, structural, fluid) is an asset.

*Liège University, Belgium,


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