The successful applicant will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This exciting research project is focused on understanding and optimising the way structures made from stainless steel behave in a fire. The PhD study will assess whole structures and the way that they behave in a fire, with a view to quantifying the better behaviour of stainless steel as a building material and then studying if we can reduce the amount of fire protection that is required.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to communicate clearly and work well with others. Background/interest in structural fire engineering, and ABAQUS finite element modelling, are desirable. Relevant work experience is also useful (please provide sufficient details in your personal statement so that its relevance can be established).
Applicants will have or be expected to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree in an Engineering discipline.
A Postgraduate Masters degree is not required but may be an advantage. Experience in structural engineering, finite elements modelling, MATLAB, is desirable. knowledge of structures and finite element modelling is an advantage. In addition, he/she should be highly motivated, able to work in a team, collaborate with others and have good communication skills.