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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Low-Damage Earthquake-Resistant Structures


Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division

opportunity location
50.73.11.C0722 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Segura Christopher 301.569.0721


This research opportunity focuses on improving the state-of-the-art concerning the seismic design and assessment of new and existing buildings, with an emphasis on low-damage structural systems and construction materials that can enable rapid recovery of building function following an earthquake. Opportunities include the following: (1) developing nonlinear structural models and conducting seismic structural evaluations of conventional and low-damage structural systems; (2) quantifying earthquake recovery metrics, including repair cost and time, casualty rate, likelihood of a red tag designation, and reparability; (3) developing cost-effective solutions to mitigate earthquake vulnerabilities in new and existing buildings; (4) quantifying the impact of earthquake selection and scaling procedures on building design and assessment; (5) developing guidelines for low-damage structural systems; and (6) developing and testing new low-damage technologies for seismic performance enhancement.

key words
Earthquake engineering; low-damage; seismic; structural engineering; performance-based seismic design; nonlinear analysis; functional recovery


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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