Kinetic Structures Laboratory Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences University of Notre Dame
Graduate student positions in the areas of 3D printed concrete and the rapid construction of steel bridges.
The Kinetic Structures Laboratory (KSL) is seeking motivated candidates for graduate level positions (MSCE or PhD) starting summer or fall 2021. Interested candidates should follow the instructions stated below for Interested Applicants.
Students with Bachelor's or Master's degrees in civil engineering or mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will conduct independent research on 3D printed concrete buildings or a new strategy for the rapid fabrication and erection of steel structures.
Successful candidates will work with Dr. Ashley P. Thrall and other graduate students in the Kinetic Structures Laboratory (KSL). The KSL, directed by Dr. 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. This 1,200-square-foot facility includes computational resources (dedicated high-performance computational servers), rapid prototyping equipment (laser cutter and 3D printer), and experimental testing equipment (Digital Image Correlation, conventional instrumentation, and hydraulic actuators).
Current and recent projects of the Kinetic Structures Laboratory include:
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