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PhD student Road design and Connected and Automated Vehicles - Modelling and Simulation
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Aug 28
Location: Diepenbeek, Belgium
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PhD student Road design and Connected and Automated Vehicles - Modelling and Simulation

Background
The Construction Engineering Research Group is an emerging research entity of the Engineering Faculty of Hasselt University, with a major interest on structures made of concrete and other brittle materials on one side and on road engineering on the other side. In the framework of its development, the Research Group has the possibility to offer a PhD grant starting from the academic year 2018-2019.

Job content
Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) are no more a matter of "if" but "when". This will however require evolutions of the design of roads, both at the geometric design level and at the pavement design level. In this PhD project, the focus will be put on the potential consequences of CAVs deployment on road pavement conditions, considering different deployment scenarios. This will be achieved mainly by resorting to relevant simulation models using data from controlled experiments.

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  • Master in Civil, Construction or Structural Engineering. (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You have good analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • You can work well in team;
  • You have strong interest for research;
  • You have a proactive and autonomous work attitude;
  • You are able to report clearly in writing and verbally;
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills in English.

Offer
You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Scholarship for a period of 2 x 2 years (with evaluation after 2 years). The PhD scholarship covers a period of 4 years. The selected candidate will receive a scholarship for 2 years, which will be extended for a second period of 2 years upon positive evaluation. The planned starting date of the scholarship is October 1st, 2018. However, the exact starting date can be agreed upon.
UHasselt offers its employees numerous staff benefits.

Selection procedure
Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.

Application
You can only apply online up to and including 28 August 2018.

Further information
Content job responsibilities:
prof. dr. ir. Ali PIRDAVANI, +32-11-292183, ali.pirdavani@uhasselt.be
More about working at Hasselt University? Check www.uhasselt.be/vacancies!

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