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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

Please note: This Agency 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.

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
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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