PhD Candidate in remediation and repair of reinforced concrete structures

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 01 Feb 2022

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at the Department of Structural Engineering , NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The department has about 140 employees, half of them PhD Candidates.

The current PhD position will be hosted by the Concrete Group , which is a team of scientists dedicated to the study of all aspects of concrete.  The Concrete Group conduct research on concrete from material to structural level based on theoretical, numerical and experimental investigations. The reserach group is involved in several national and international research projects, it has close collaboration with the industry, and it has extended laboratory facilities. Theproject will be undertaking in cooperation with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and linked to the Centre for Green Shift in the Built Environment (GREEN 2050 ), which is a newly established centre at NTNU's Faculty of Engineering. 

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree. This position wil follow NTNU's PhD education and it is expected that the successful candidate will undertake the necessary courses as part of the PhD program as well as submitting a research plan no later than 3 months from the date of joining.


The successful candidate is expected to conduct research within the field of existing reinforced concrete structures with the overall aim of providing solutions for sustainable operation (inspection, assessment and maintenance/repair) of deteriorated reinforced and post tensioned concrete structures. Pending on opportunities, the PhD project will address the important issue of providing improved understanding and data on the performance of methods for repair of conventionally reinforced concrete structure with focus on electrochemical methods, including cathodic protection, electro-active repair for cleaning of reinforcement , and enforced self-healing by temporary cathodic protection .

The PhD position involves both theoretical, numerical and, pending on funding, experimental research. The candidate will work with a team of experienced researchers within the fields of materials science of reinforced concrete and structural design and is expected to do research in close collaboration with Norwegian building owners.

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