Applications are invited for a research associate position as part of a ukri research project that aims to recycle fibre glass composites from waste wind turbine blades for making low carbon concrete.
You will be responsible for three major tasks.
1. evaluate the pozzolanic reactivity of the recycled powders from grinding the waste wind blades.
2. identify innovative solutions to maximize the pozzolanic reactivity of the recycled powders. these solutions will be optimized to achieve the best pozzolanic reactivity.
3. quantify the strength development and durability of concrete with recycled powders. the results are used to optimize the cement replacement ratio to achieve the best strength and concrete durability.
To study pozzolanic reactivities of recycled powders from grinding waste wind turbine blades using a range of advanced techniques
to maximize the pozzolanic reactivity of the recycled powders through thermal, mechanical and chemical treatments
to optimize the treatments to achieve the best pozzolanic reactivity results
to perform thermodynamic modelling to assist the evaluation and maximization of the pozzolanic reactivity of the recycled powders
to establish correlations between reactivity, microstructure and performance of cementitious system with recycled powders and benchmark these against conventional cementitious systems.
to communicate research with industrial partners.
to conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate supervision
to supervise undergraduate, msc and phd students working on the project
to promote the reputation of the group, the department and the college
1. hold a PHD in engineering, science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
2. experience in cements and supplementary cementitious materials
3. basic understanding of material properties
4. productive track record of publishing high-quality papers in peer-reviewed journals
5. well organized, attention to detail, critical thinking, and ability to work independently
Depending on the circumstances of the candidate. this is a fixed term post for 12 months, with the possibility of further extension.
For informal enquiries about the post please contact email@example.com
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PHD will be appointed as research assistant