The Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowship (NUAcT) is pleased to announce a PhD studentship in the world’s first Hub for Biotechnology in the Build Environment. They are looking for a highly motivated and talented Researcher to join the team for Sustainable Building and Smart Heritage Conservation and take a leading role in the innovative field of biological self-healing by exploring the potential of traditional and advanced masonry materials to be responsive to the environment and self-heal via biomineralisation.
This exciting research will develop novel technologies based on biological mechanisms that can provide masonry structures with an inbuilt durable immune system. The project aims to (i) promote the adaptation and reuse of existing properties and heritage buildings as an alternative to new construction, (ii) develop smart technologies for reducing the maintenance operations of new and existing structures, offering radical solutions that align with the international targets for sustainable development.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Biotechnology or a related field
Architecture or subjects related to construction materials