Army Corps of Engineers Research Position

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) conducts numerous shake table tests. Critical equipment that must remain functional following a large earthquake is tested for private firms. Building models and other non-structural components are tested for DOD agencies. Both undergraduate and graduate students are needed to prepare for, conduct and process data for shake table tests. Their duties will include:

1) Process shake table test data including generating transfer functions and response spectra using Matlab.

2) Help with test set-up including assisting CERL staff with instrumentation.

3) Design test fixtures, including finite element analysis of fixtures and preparation of fabrication drawings.

4) Edit video of testing.

5) Other tasks defined by ERDC-CERL.

Most of this work will be done at ERDC-CERL, using computers supplied by CERL, and some may be done on campus if approved by the supervisor.

Graduate students typically work 50% time (20 hours per week)
Undergraduate students typically work 25% time (10 hours per week)

The ideal student would be a senior with an emphasis in structural engineering who plans to continue for a MS at UIUC, but other students should apply.

Students must be U.S. Citizens

For contact information, please see attached flyer.

Shake Table Testing Student Job Description

Scholarship For Advanced Masters In Structural Analysis

Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved and financially sponsored by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, are opened up to January 20, 2015.

This Master Course is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic). The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.
A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 25,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

The Consortium is also available to provide International Fellowships to outstanding non-European Scholars for teaching and research activities for a period of up to three months.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the website