Job ID: 135249

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kinetic Structures Lab (Postdoc Position)

University of Notre Dame

  • Dec. 18, 2019
 
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kinetic Structures Lab (Postdoc Position)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • http://www.ceees.nd.edu
  • University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN
 
  • Open until filled
  • February - April 2020
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  • Post-Doc
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
 
 

To apply for this position, see instructions below under "Application Process."

The Kinetic Structures Laboratory (KSL) is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the behavior and design of steel and presetressed concrete bridges, including accelerated construction and fabrication approaches. The KSL, directed by Dr. Ashley P. Thrall, is dedicated to investigating the behavior, design, and optimization of kinetic civil infrastructure utilizing numerical and experimental approaches. Kinetic bridges, shelters, and buildings include modular systems, which are rapidly movable and deployable. These structures are critical for effective humanitarian responses following disasters, successful military operations, and accelerated construction of civil infrastructure. A recent research interest has also included field monitoring of bridges. This 1,200-ft2 facility includes computational (dedicated high performance computational servers), rapid prototyping (laser cutter, 3D printer), and experimental testing (Digital Image Correlation, conventional instrumentation, hydraulic actuators) equipment.

Current and recent projects of the Kinetic Structures Laboratory include:

  • designing rapidly deployable origami-inspired shelters;
  • developing new approaches to rapidly erect bridge systems;
  • performing topology optimization on modular structures;
  • and investigating prefabricated high-strength rebar systems with high-performance concrete for accelerated construction of nuclear concrete structures.

Application Process
Interested candidates can apply by emailing the following to Rebecca Fitzmaurice (rfitzmau@nd.edu):
—Cover letter
—Detailed resume
—Contact information for three (3) references


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Contact Information

 
  • Rebecca Fitzmaurice
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
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  • 574-631-4427
  • rfitzmau@nd.edu


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