PhD Student in Building Materials, CSA cement

Lulea University
June 02, 2023
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The research subject of Building Materials consists of a group of 19 people including five professors and one post doc. The subject focusses on development of sustainable materials and production technologies for the construction industry as well as on ice and arctic conditions related research and education. https: // www.

Subject description Building Materials includes sustainable building materials and their application technologies, recycling and reuse, and applied building physics, especially focusing on the artic conditions.

Project description The aim of the research is to develop a new generation of sustainable concretes suitable for shotcreting and cast-insitu, based on hybrid cements composed of Portland cement and either calcium sulphoaluminate (CSA) or Belitic Calcium Sulphoaluminate (BCSA) cements. Concretes should be optimized for the Swedish construction and mining industries. In comparison with existing solutions, the developed concretes should have enhanced sustainability, be easier to produce/apply, more robust and have a significantly better durability, especially in norther climate, in comparison with existing solutions as well as be economically viable.

Duties As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. Most of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies.

In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

Qualifications You as a PhD student should speak fluent English, have a master's degree in civil engineering, materials science, or chemistry. You should have a basic knowledge related to building materials and especially including cementitious binders and concretes.

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  • Further information Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement in Luleå, Starting date according to agreement.

    For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Andrzej Cwirzen (+46)920-49 3387 [email protected]

    Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 [email protected] OFR-S Lars Frisk (+46)920-49 1792 [email protected]

    Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University's core values are based on respect, trust, openness, and responsibility.

    In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the English version takes precedence.

    Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter, and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written only in English. Recruitment communication and possible interview will be done in English language only.

    Reference number: 1924-2023 Last day of application: June 2, 2023

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