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PhD Position in Civil and Materials Engineering at Howard University, Washington, DC

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The Sustainable Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC invites applicants for a PhD position in advanced materials in civil engineering for Fall 2017. Highly-motivated, industrious individuals with strong computational and/or experimental skills, journal/conference publications, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications 

Applicants must have a degree in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, or a related field. Ideal candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: multiscale modeling and simulation of materials, nanoscopic and microscopic characterization of composites, design of bio-inspired materials, programming, and data mining. Hands-on experience in additive manufacturing (3D printing) would be a plus.

Compensation package and contact information

Assistantships provide a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Interested individuals are encouraged to send their current CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hessam Yazdani at by May 01, 2017. Please put “Prospective graduate student in SIGMa” in the subject line.

About the SIGMa Lab

The interdisciplinary research at SIGMa is focused on fostering sustainability and resilience in civil infrastructure by developing high-performance and multifunctional construction materials, performance monitoring of structures using remote sensing and smart materials, addressing the geotechnical aspects of infrastructure, and incorporating uncertainty analysis and optimization into the analysis and design of interacting geotechnical and structural systems.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867 and located at the heart of Washington, DC, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges. Howard University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on handicap status or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation.


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