City:  Aachen
Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Student assistant: Simulation and experiment of sheet metal forming and laser heating processes

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer IPT is conducting fundamental research in the field of sheet metal forming and laser heating processes. We are looking for a dedicated and motivated student to carry out research on numerical simulation and experiment of different processes.


What you will do

  • Numerical modeling and simulation (e.g. sheet metal forming processes using ABAQUS)
  • Analysis and visualization of output data
  • Experiment and measurement of the results
  • Documentation of research findings


What you bring to the table

  • You are studying mechanical engineering, simulation sciences or a comparable subject
  • Experience with FEM simulation using ABAQUS is required
  • Programming skills in PYTHON or MATLAB is advantageous
  • A high degree of motivation, independence and team spirit
  • Good language skills in German and/or English


What you can expect

  • Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside your studies
  • Professional supervision and collaboration in a dedicated team
  • A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
  • Flexible working to combine study and job in the best possible way


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Questions according to this position will be answered by: 
Sangwook Lee M.Sc.
Research assistant Fiber-reinforced plastics and laser systems technology
Phone: +49 241 8904-581

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT 


Requisition Number: 24905                Application Deadline:


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