Laser ultrasound is a method in which pulsed laser radiation is used to generate ultrasound waves in light absorbing materials The wave propagation is significantly influenced by the mechanical properties of the material It is thus possible to obtain a fingerprint of the sample from the measured temporal ultrasound signals in order to make statements about its internal properties If the signals are recorded by means of an optical method, one has a contactless, fast method that can be used for quality assurance applied to small measuring areas, e g in industrial manufacturing processes The efficient metrological implementation, in combination with innovative artificial intelligence ( based signal analysis and interpretation methods, is to be researched for complex materials with regard to their external shape and production parameters.
This project is part of a national collaboration with Joanneum Research (Policies group) and MIBA Automation Systems GmbH (MAS). We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to support our scientific activities.
• Education: Master ´ s degree or diploma in physics or engineering
• Hard skills: background in physics, signal processing, AI methods
• Prog. skills: Matlab , Python, LabView (basic)
• Language skills: English and German (spoken and written)
Place of work: University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Start of work: possible from July 2021
Period: 3 years
If you are interested to work within a project in the field of laser acoustic and optical metrology with modern AI based signal processing and prediction methods, material science, and industry, do not hesitate to contact me ro.nuster@uni graz.at.
The application deadline is June 30 th 2021
Positions in the context of diploma theses and dissertations or postdoc positions in the field of physics can also be found on the website of the student representation and on the bulletin board of the NAWI Graz base group.