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Full-Scale Testing of Structural Concrete at the National Fire Research Laboratory


Engineering Laboratory, Fire Research Division

RO# Location
50.73.31.B8086 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Hoehler, Matthew Stanton 301.975.8517


The National Fire Research Laboratory at the NIST has expanded its fire research facility to enable simultaneous thermal (20 MW fire) and mechanical loading of multi-story buildings; making it a unique experimental venue and fantastic opportunity for groundbreaking research and publication. Experimental and theoretical investigations are needed on the behavior of full-scale reinforced concrete structural elements under massive, real-fire loading to study scaling effects and to characterize the complex processes that drive member degradation during a fire (e.g., spalling, moisture transport, steel-concrete bond). Qualified applicants with relevant experience in materials science, advanced sensing, structural testing, or numerical simulation are encouraged to apply.


Concrete; Fire; Moisture; Experimental; Full-scale testing; Spalling; Measurement;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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