PhD Studentship: Risk Management of Railway/Highway Earth Retaining Structures
University of Nottingham

PhD Studentship: Risk Management of Railway/Highway Earth Retaining Structures

United Kingdom 07 Mar 2021

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

State University
Area
Host Country
Deadline
07 Mar 2021
Study level
Opportunity type
PhD
Specialities
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

Reference ENG1436

Closing Date Sunday, 7th March 2021

Department Engineering

Project description

Retaining walls are important infrastructure assets that are generally overlooked compared to bridges and pavements in terms of asset management practices. Knowledge of actual design life for earth retaining structures is minimal and failures that have occurred to date have happened without warning. This study will develop a data-driven risk assessment program associated with retaining wall systems. 

This project aims to:

 Application details

 The position is available to start in October, December, February, April or July (subject to date of application)

 Duration: 3 years

 Closing date: open until filled 

 Eligibility

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or a related subject. A relevant Master degree in these areas would be advantageous. 

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Students with experience or a willingness to learn software such as MATLAB, Plaxis and Abaqus are encouraged to apply.

Due to funding restrictions this position is only available for UK or EU candidates. 

Funding

Eligible for Home / EU candidates. This project will include the payment of tuition fees as well as a stipend equivalent to RCUK rates (currently at £15,009 p.a. tax free for 2019/20) awarded to the suitable candidate. 

How to apply

Informal contact can be sent to Dr Athina Grizi (A.Grizi@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Panagiotis Psimoulis (Panagiotis.Psimoulis@nottingham.ac.uk) before submitting an online application. Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV with your up to date relevant experience. 

Online application can be made via http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx. Please quote the studentship reference and Dr Athina Grizi. 

When applying for this studentship, please include the reference number (beginning ENG) within the personal statement section of the application. This will help in ensuring your application is sent directly to the academic advertising the studentship.

Contact details

Dr Athina Grizi (A.Grizi@nottingham.ac.uk)

Dr Panagiotis Psimoulis (Panagiotis.Psimoulis@nottingham.ac.uk

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