Job title: Electrical modelling and designing of self-diagnostic structural functional components
Job description: Gemmate Technologies (www.gemmate-technologies.com) is a technological enterprise which innovates existing products and develops new ones from science and technology advances. In the frame of its wide international collaboration network with public and private research organizations and enterprises potential businesses are evaluated, novel production solutions developed from early-stage research to commercialization in the frame of the circular economy paradigm, by up-scaling the key enabling technologies throughout the production value chains of the most profitable sectorial fields.
We search a E/E engineer, or a PhD, having expertise/interest in printed hybrid electronic design and material technology for starting the development of autonomous sensing systems (SAS) for the self-diagnosis of polymer based composite components.
In a plurality of industrial sectors, such as: transportation (e.g. structural parts of cars, ships, airplane, etc.), energy (e.g. wind blades, sea turbines), biomedical, sport & leisure, to monitor during operation the integrity of structural parts are of prime importance, in particular, if they are made with polymeric composites. These materials, always more intensively used by industry for lightweight purposes, do also bring some shortcomings; in fact, one above all, when subjected to heavy mechanical stresses, they can develop inner cracks sometimes turning into fatal failures, without even exhibiting and external visible evidence. Mainly for this reason, to extend the use of composites in structural parts, said industries are requiring sensing means to be embedded into structural composite parts, to monitor their operational conditions, so to detect well before failure the stress events that can generate fatalities of a wrong functioning. In these contexts, the parts to be diagnosed cannot be wire-connected, therefore, they must be equipped with autonomous sensing-systems packaging sensors, energy scavengers and accumulators, and ICT devices to communicate with the outer world.
Aiming at a long-lasting relationship, we are searching for the right person to invest on, to complement / enrich our technical staff – relatively young and heterogeneous – to pursue the growth roadmap and fulfil its mission.
You will use your background and develop the missing skills by working in the frame of a Horizon Europe funded collaborative research project (SUINK – Sustainable self-charging power systems developed by inkjet printing) on a specific use-case identified for the automotive industry. You will study the application use case and design the self-diagnosis autonomous system by integrating the components developed by the SUINK partners for the purpose.
In the short-term, you will co-work within the Gemmate Technology staff to the execution of the SUINK research project, while in the mid-term we expect you will be in a pivotal position to help with new insights and ideas for the future launch of product of this type.
Your primary tasks will be to:
- Data needs swap with colleagues and project partners
- Understanding the composite physical properties, and final product manufacturing
- Understanding the use case requirements and constraints and the SUINK partners’ technological offers
- Scouting the printed plastic electronic materials and technology
- E/E design of the diagnosis system
- Contribute to the demonstrator development
- Demonstrator testing and evaluation of results
- Analyse the IPR patenting, and disseminate the results through communication for stakeholders and peer-to-peer publications
- You possess a solid scientific background in E/E engineering. Candidates with PhD will be closely evaluated.
- You have knowledge on signal conditioning, and E/E design.
- You have fundamental knowledge of ICT and power supply devices
- You have interest in novel technologies and enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams
Job location: Turin, Italy.
Contact person: Alessio Tommasi, PhD; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org