Time-dependent behaviour of alkali-activated reinforced concretes structures
Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “Time-dependent behaviour of alkali-activated reinforced concretes structures” led by Dr Esmaeel Esmaeeli in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £18,062 including outer London allowance plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).
You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but there is a limited number of studentships (no more than two) available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the entry criteria.
The construction sector in several countries, including the United Kingdom, has recently welcomed Alkali-Activated Concretes (ACCs) as a promising construction material for developing a sustainable built environment. A widespread adoption of ACCs, however, requires a comprehensive understanding of their mechanical performance, specifically long-term response. This project is focused on the investigation of the ACCs mechanical behaviour with the aim of developing numerical and analytical models capable of predicting the time-dependent response of structural systems made of these materials.
Please contact Dr Esmaeel Esmaeeli at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the project.
You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in civil engineering or related discipline. A postgraduate masters degree may be an advantage. Where appropriate, applicants must have English language proficiency to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Skills and Experience
A sound knowledge of the key concrete technology principles, mechanics of materials, and familiarity with predictive numerical and analytical models are also essential criteria. Previous laboratory experience and programming skills (VBA, C++ or Python language) are desirable. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.
How to apply
Email the documents below as a single PDF file to email@example.com by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022. Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.
- Your up-to-date CV;
- Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;
- Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
- Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;
- Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.
Interviews will take place in June 2022.