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Opportunity at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Ultra-High Performance Concrete: Materials and Structures from Research to Deployment


Federal Highway Administration

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27.01.00.B8357 McLean, VA 221012296


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Benjamin Allen Graybeal 202.493.3122


Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) represents an emerging class of fiber-reinforced cementitious materials whose mechanical and durability properties far exceed that expected from conventional concrete. Infrastructure owners are moving rapidly to consider the applicability of UHPC. However, the lack of structural design guidelines, material standards, and testing/qualification procedures is hindering the widespread adoption of the technology. The Federal Highway Administration’s UHPC research program has, since its inception 15 years ago, been a recognized leader in the execution of material- and structural-scale research on UHPC and of delivering those research results to the broader community of potential users. There are currently significant opportunities for advancing the knowledge base in UHPC structural performance, material test methods, and structural engineering design methodology. The presented opportunity will position the selected candidate at the forefront of UHPC applied engineering research.



Graybeal B: “UHP-FRC Connections: Delivering Innovation and Enhancing Performance.” Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HPFRCC7): June 2015, 8 pp

Russell H, Graybeal B: “Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A State-of-the Art Report for the Bridge Community.” FHWA Report HRT-13-060: June 2013, 171 pp


Ultra-high performance concrete; Fiber reinforced concrete; Mechanical testing; Structural testing; Direct tension testing; Anchorage; Fiber orientation; Bridge; Structural design;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$67,000.00 $4,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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