PhD position Civil Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 16 Jul 2021

General introduction

The position is located on Campus De Nayer in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, which is one of the operational sites of the Faculty of Engineering Technology. The faculty is a multi-campus faculty following the integration of the engineering technology educational programs of the KU Leuven. The faculty has its own teaching, research and doctoral profile. 

The appointee is respectively a member of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering Technology of KU Leuven because of his/her activities and teaching assignments. 


The PhD student conducts research regarding the structural behavior of members made of concrete and innovative reinforcement materials. The candidate will be working under the guidance of Prof. M. Classen (assistant professor at the Civil Engineering Department) and T. Molkens (post-doctoral researcher), active in the field of hybrid structures. The research will be achieved in close collaboration with other entities of the Civil Engineering Department.

The researcher is expected to:

  • Do numerical and experimental scientific research using state-of-the-art tools and equipment
  • Be able to work independently, accurately and methodically
  • Present his/her results during regular internal and/or external meetings
  • Write scientific papers and present results during scientific conferences.


The successful candidate will support teaching activities in the Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Construction Engineering. The appointee shall also be willing to guide master theses. 

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