29/11/2018

MSCA ITN DuRSAAM project: open call for 2PhD positions at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb


Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia, within the MSCA ITN research project DuRSAAM - PhD Training Network on Durable, Reliable and Sustainable Structures with Alkali-Activated Materials will employ 2 young reserchers covering following topics:

  • PhD 1 topic “Chloride ingress and corrosion of steel in AAM concrete“
  • PhD 2 topic “Combined environmental actions

Deadline for submission is 7th January 2019!

More information is available on: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/357688

DuRSAAM is a collaborative PhD framework creating a critical mass of experts skilled in innovative alkali-activated material (AAM) concrete, as a key enabling technology for a sustainable and resilient built environment. AAM technology presents a new generation of materials, ideally conceived to respond to the need for more efficient, durable, eco-friendly and reliable construction, and utilizing byproduct resources as raw materials.

DuRSAAM answers unmet industry demands, to facilitate emerging AAM technology for continued market entry and to unlock its potential in society. The consortium brings together 7 academic and 15 non-academic partners, to excel in the scientific development and exploitation of AAM concrete, advancing design, modelling and practice beyond the state-of-the-art.

The network will deliver world-leading training in this multidisciplinary field through 13 PhDs in interrelated aspects of AAM concrete, fibre reinforced high-performance concrete, and textilereinforced mortar, as well as sustainability assessment. The outcomes will be instrumental in delivering a sustainable future in Europe’s construction industry, which is increasingly driven by the growing demand for durable yet cost-effective solutions, driving a greater focus on reliable and comprehensive eco-efficient material technologies such as AAM.