Postdoc Position in Kinetic Structures Laboratory

The Kinetic Structures Laboratory ( in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame ( has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  The lab is devoted to investigating the behavior, design, and optimization of a wide variety of deploying structures. Current and recent projects including finding new forms for movable bridges, designing rapidly deployable shelters, and optimizing deployable bridges with applications for the military, the developing world, and disaster relief. A Postdoctoral Research Associate would contribute to both numerical modeling and experimental validation of ongoing projects.  Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in structural, mechanical, or architectural engineering.  Previous experience in one or more of the following fields is desirable, but not required: deploying structures, experimental testing, finite element modeling, and optimization.  The position is open until filled, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply by June 30th.  Candidates interested in this position can apply by email with a detailed resume and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Ashley Thrall

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

University of Notre Dame

159 Fitzpatrick Hall,

Notre Dame, IN 46556


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