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The Manufacturing Metrology research group of KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering investigates, develops, optimizes and implements measurement solutions for manufacturing quality control. Our expertise covers surface and 3D coordinate metrology using tactile and optical probes as well as X-ray Computed Tomography (CT). We target Industry 4.0 readiness of measurement solutions by increasing speed, reducing measurement errors, and establishing traceability, to realize in-line and in-process capabilities that intelligently feed back inspection results for of first-time-right and zero-waste manufacturing. We put our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at the disposal of manufacturing companies to address complex metrology challenges and to improve manufacturing process understanding and performance.

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You will work in the framework of the SBO-AccuPart project (Production quality assurance via accurate verification of part geometry). To avoid scrap and maximize productivity of the manufacturing processes, geometrical information of components plays a decisive role in job preparation, process control and quality inspection (dimensional tolerances). The objective of AccuPart is to realize an early identification of geometrical information, at a stage during the manufacturing process when the corrective action is still possible without having to reject parts. This project therefore aims to create a framework for systematic in-situ dimensional quality assurance.

In the project you will work closely together with colleagues and companies, where it will be your primary task to develop a robust and reliable optical sensing methodology and system based on fringe projection with emphasis on aspects like the automatic optimizing of scanning angles, self-optimizing scanning and fast dynamic stitching algorithms.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and collaborative researcher with

  • a MSc in a relevant domain, such as mechanical engineering or physics
  • expertise or active interest in dimensional metrology
  • good communication skills (oral and written)


  • A funded PhD scholarship
  • An exciting interdisciplinary research environment
  • Work in a team with close collaboration with industry and practical application
  • The possibility to take part in international conferences and collaborations
  • Multiple benefits (health insurance, access to university infrastructure and sports facilities, etc.)


For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Wim Dewulf, tel.: +32 16 37 28 81, mail: or Prof. dr. Han Haitjema, tel.: +32 16 37 42 83, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than April 15, 2022 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

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