Applications are invited to apply for the research position in R&D department of B|A|S Research &Technology at Venlo.

Project description

Innovative approach of monitoring concrete durability by means of integrated sensors and providing recommendations for appropriate maintenance plan to asset owners are of vital importance on the infrastructure market nowadays. Innovative sensor solutions will be developed, which are placed into the concrete for real-time monitoring of concrete durability. The system of sensors will be tested to estimate potential concrete deterioration from the distance and associated algorithms will be generated to provide a simplified tool to asset owners who would be able to ensure cost-effective preventive actions.

The applied research will be carried out in cooperation with many industrial partners and research institutes. The increasing demand for a concept which transfer concrete performance indicators to simplified solutions for the decision-makers, opens a generous opportunity for the next generation of Asset Management. The main challenge addressed by the project is how to increase the insight into the concrete-health and create a support tool for infrastructure managers.

In order to be able to improve maintenance decision making and "through-life health performance", the advanced remote sensing concept will be developed. Activities will range from the quantification of concrete properties and potential degradation to appropriate sensor implementation.

Requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, and affinity with materials science, transport in porous media and durability of concrete and should have hands-on experience with experimental work and analysis. M.Sc/Pdeng or Dr. within concrete structures with interest for material composition, properties and durability performance.

The candidate background for this position, has to meet the following criteria:

  • At least MSc degree in materials/civil engineering or chemistry
  • Documented interest in experimental research activities
  • Concrete durability
  • Sensor technology
  • Interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

 For additional information, please contact Ms. J. Moss, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.