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University of Massachusetts Amherst Postdoctoral Research Associate - Civil & Environmental Engineering in Amherst, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Civil & Environ Engineering

Union:Post Doc

Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research, College of Engineering

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

In recent years there has been a significantly increased interest in additive manufacturing (also frequently referred to as 3D Printing), a design platform largely unexplored within infrastructure projects. Recent progress in this field has been studied through previous research from the group that examined applications focused on transportation infrastructure, such as 3D-printed repairs to deteriorated steel bridge beam ends. The post doc will be housed at UMass, however the research team of the project includes:

· Assistant Prof. Gerasimidis and Assistant Professor Chen from UMass

· Prof. Hart from MIT

The postdoc will:

  • Explore the feasibility of additive repair technologies for real corroded steel beams ends. Different additive manufacturing solutions and repair technologies are expected to be examined in the lab and on-site. Repaired beams will be tested for their strength, fatigue, and corrosion resistance.

  • Research the key factors related to the different repair technologies and equipment investigated that can impact the success of an attempted repair.

  • Leading deliverables associated with MassDOT grant on the 3D additive repair of corroded beam ends.

  • Mentoring graduate students through setting up and evaluation of LiDar scanning output.

  • Conceptualizing, setting up and assessing on-site 3D printing protocols for steel corroded bridges.

  • Preparation of research papers and reports.

  • Development of project research goals through innovative ideas and approaches.

  • Presentation of research to audiences at national and international scientific meetings.

  • Preparation of research papers and reports.


  • Ph.D. in Civil or Mechanical Engineering

  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing of metals

  • Demonstrated skills in writing scientific papers and project reports.

    Application Instructions:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated position start date is April 1, 2022.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Dec 3 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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