Knowledge Capture and Reuse for the Model-Based Design of Open Source Hardware

  • Posted on: 5 June 2019
  • By: Boujut
  • Updated on: 6 June 2019
Type recrutement: 
Sujet de thèse
60 (Mécanique, génie mécanique, génie civil)
61 (Génie informatique, automatique et traitement du signal)
Entité et lieu: 
Grenoble INP - G-SCOP
Urgent ?: 

Ph.D position in Product Design at G-SCOP

The Collaborative Design group of G-SCOP laboratory at Grenoble Institute of Technology is looking for a  a PhD candidate to take active part in the Open!Next Horizon2020 European project. The project Open!Next – which gathers research centres (Grenoble INP/G-SCOP, TU Berlin, University of Bath).

The PhD candidate will conduct research on a framework to build project memories during the model-based design of open source hardware in order to facilitate design reuse. The framework will rely on methodological recommendations, computer-aided technologies, and experimental based-analysis research to capture and reuse knowledge. The main deliverable of this research project will be an ontological standard for the design of open source hardware and its related services, providing a precise characterization of the “source” of hardware. The framework will intend to blend the agility of makers community with the traceability processes of industrial companies so as to create the necessary conditions of an effective and efficient collaboration in creative and productive opens source hardware ecosystems.

We offer good working conditions within the G-SCOP laboratory and access to state-of-the-art engineering and experimental facilities. The position is fully funded through fixed-term contract. Position available mid-September 2019.

To apply, please send your application (including CV, motivation statement, Master and – if available – TOEIC/TOEFL/Cambridge… scores) along with contact information of up to two references as a single PDF file to:


Romain Pinquié


Jean-François Boujut

Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries will be considered.