Ph.D./ MSc. Research Position

Date Posted: 07/03/ 2020


A funded Ph.D. or Master's student position is available in the Cement and Concrete research lab headed by Dr. Shakouri at UNK. The project looks into the characterization, production, and testing of various types of corn-based bioash for applications in the concrete industry. This is a joint project between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (Dr. Shakouri), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Dr. Hu), and the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (Dr. Stolle).

The prospective student will join the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



  1. The candidate must hold a terminal undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering.

  2. Due to COVID-19 and recent restrictions on issuing visas to international students, only those who are currently in the U.S. will be considered for this position.

  3. The candidate should have a good command of academic writing.

  4. The candidate must be familiar with concrete mixture design, durability testings, cement chemistry, and analytical and statistical tools.

Please send your application including a letter of interest, CV, and a sample of writing (preferably a journal or conference paper that you were the first author) to

Research Assistant

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2018


The CCR lab has two open positions in the areas of electrochemistry and corrosion behavior of prestressing tendons in concrete. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. These positions are for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Interested candidates can directly contact me at

More information about the project can be found Here .