Job ID: 133345

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Utah

  • Nov. 11, 2019
 
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • https://www.civil.utah.edu/
  • University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
 
  • Jan. 1, 2020
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  •  
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Civil Engineering
 
 

The Infrastructure Sensing & Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (ISEM) at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, currently has two openings for Ph.D. students with full financial support, which are anticipated to start in Fall 2020. Successful candidates will be hired as Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) in ISEM lab, working on projects including non-contact sensing technology, machine learning-based structural health monitoring, flexible ultrasound transducer, intelligent infrastructure, and additive manufacturing.

The ISEM lab is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of experimental mechanics, nondestructive evaluation, and structural health monitoring. Current research aims at answering emerging unprecedented challenges from the aging infrastructure, in the fronts of civil infrastructure, mechanical systems, and aerospace structures. We are interested in designing and developing robust infrastructure monitoring frameworks for large-scale deployment, along with efficient data management architecture to promote security and resilience.

Successful candidates will have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: vibration, wave propagation, statistical modeling, machine learning, inverse problem, and optimization. The candidates shall also feel comfortable implementing algorithms, data acquisition, and processing in MATLAB, Python, and LabVIEW. Knowledge of ABAQUS, ANSYS, or COMSOL is an asset. An earned Master degree in civil or mechanical engineering is preferred but not required. All students must submit GRE scores (minimum quantitative score of 155, minimum score of 300). International students must have TOEFL (minimum score of 80)/IELTS (minimum score of 6.5) scores satisfying the departmental requirement.

Interested applicants should send their CV, transcripts, and representative publications to Dr. Xuan Zhu at xuan.peter.zhu@utah.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and successful candidates will then be invited to apply for admission by January 1st/March 1st. For general information, please refer to https://www.civil.utah.edu/admissions.


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Contact Information

 
  • Peter Zhu
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Utah
    110 Central Campus Drive, Suite 2000
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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  • xuan.peter.zhu@utah.edu

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