The Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona) invites applications for a PhD position to develop a novel multi-scale approach to predict the hydro-chemo-mechanical behavior of cementitious materials from the aggregate to the continuum scale. The position is part of the MAGIC WP on Chemo-Mechanical AGIng of Cementitious materials (European Joint programme on Radioactive Waste Management, EJP-EURAD). The research team at IDAEA-CSIC is formed by Dr. Víctor Vilarrasa, Dr. Marco Dentz, Dr. Josep Soler and Dr. Jordi Cama.
We offer a 3-year PhD position for developing a novel multi-scale method and its subsequent application to numerical simulations of multi-scale hydro-chemomechanical behavior of cementitious materials (concrete) under repository conditions. The candidate will perform her/his research at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC) in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.