School of Natural and Built Environment

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Research Fellow

Closing Date 6 February 2017

This fixed term position is available to 31 August 2019, to undertake experimental and theoretical research to promote new technological solutions to harness silicon dioxide rich and alkali waste streams for the complete replacement of cement for the production of ‘green’ precast concrete products. We are seeking a candidate to demonstrate commercially competitive design concepts and building elements produced from cementless concrete and consider prospective socio-economic and environmental issues for market uptake of the developed solutions.

This approach, developed by Prof Marios Soutsos and his colleagues, is supported by Innovate UK and MiGHT through the Newton-Ungku Omar Coordination Fund.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk

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Research Fellow

Closing Date 6 February 2017

This post is available for 21 months to carry out experimental and theoretical research to promote new technological solutions for the design and development of structural and non-structural pre-fabricated elements with high degree of recycled materials and reused structures from partial or total demolition of buildings.

The developed technology will aim at energy efficient new construction and refurbishment, thus minimising environmental impacts. The RE4 project targets the demonstration of suitable design concepts and building elements produced from CDW in an industrial environment, considering perspective issues for the market uptake of the developed solutions. The technical activities will be supported by LCA and LCC analyses, certification and standardisation procedures, demonstration activities, professional training, dissemination, commercialisation and exploitation strategy definition, business modelling and business plans. The overarching purpose is to develop a RE4 prefabricated energy-efficient building concept that can be easily assembled and disassembled for future reuse.

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Wei Sha, email: w.sha@qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

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