Civil Engineering and Geomatics

PhD positions, starting September 2018

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 13th of April 2018.

For applications, click  here

  • Two (2) posts in one of the following topics:

“Underwater Photogrammetry for Cultural Heritage documentation”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a BSc in computer graphics or computer vision or land surveying or information technology or equivalent. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in diving, archaeological excavations, 3D modelilng and scientific publications, will be taken into consideration.

 

“Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) for mobile mapping”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a BSc in computer vision or land surveying or computer graphics and have programming skills. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in SLAM, use of machine vision cameras, scientific publications, will be taken into consideration.

 

“Image based indoor location for Augmented Reality (AR) applications”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a MSc in computer graphics or computer vision or land surveying or equivalent and have programming skills. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in Augmented Reality and scientific publications will be taken into consideration.

Excellent knowledge of English and strong motivation is a prerequisite for all posts. An MSc in relevant field is also a required, otherwise the candidate will need to attend lectures from the provided MSc courses in CUT. Although there is currently no funding for these posts, the successful candidates may be hired as teaching assistants in the Department, or hired in the research projects iMARECULTURE or MOBILO, if there is need and availability.

Research Advisor: Dr. Dimitrios Skarlatos, Assistant Professor, dimitrios.skarlatos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in any of the following subjects:
  1. Development of in-house fluid-structure-interaction analysis methods and tools (based in FEM) for the design of floating or fixed bottom marine (coastal and offshore) structures (e.g. offshore oil and gas structures, offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters, jetties, pipelines, mooring lines, cables, port structures)
  2. Development of in-house numerical tools (based in FEM and CFD) for the nonlinear analysis (involving transient dynamics and nonstationary system responses) of in-service conditions (installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning) of flexible and rigid structures/systems for coastal and offshore engineering applications (e.g. offshore oil and gas structures, risers, pipelines, utility networks, offshore wind turbines, mooring lines, cables, port structures)
  3. Development of in-house multi-zone numerical methods and tools (based in CFD or IGA) for the analysis of marine (coastal and offshore) structures and systems. Application to a relevant structure in oil and gas technology, offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters or coastal structures with emphasis in quantification of nonlinear wave conditions and hydrodynamic loadings, and complicated physical problems οf interaction between structures and waves
  4. Development of in-house methods and tools for the study, early detection, prediction and prevention of coastal morphodynamic processes (e.g. coastal erosion, longshore drift). Application in different coasts in Cyprus
  5. Development of advanced numerical methods and tools for the design and/or operation of ports (e.g. 3D wave circulation, optimum port operation)
  6. Development of high fidelity numerical methods and tools for the natural hazard-structure-interaction response analysis of coastal and offshore structures (nonlinear excitation and nonlinear response) and marine environment. Emphasis on: (a) estimation of the dynamic response and (b) design for resilience of marine (coastal and offshore) structures and coastal environment under sea natural hazard excitations.
  7. Stochastic dynamic analysis of marine (coastal and offshore) structure for use within rare events, extreme response prediction and probing/mitigation of extreme events”

Research Advisor: Constantine Michailides, Lecturer, c.michailides@cut.ac.cy 

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Biomimicry Practices in Structural Design”

Description: The Doctoral candidate will join the research group of Dr Yiatros and will investigate the potential of biomimetic practices in Structural Engineering/Design. Biomimicry is a relatively recent design methodology based on the emulation of optimized natural systems and/or processes to provide sustainable solutions to man-made problems or needs. There have been some early successes in various areas such as robotics and other engineering disciplines; therefore the aim of this project is to identify, assess and offer practical biomimetic applications in structural design.

Required Qualifications: The candidates must hold Masters (MSc/ MA) degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering or Architecture from recognised universities. 5-Year Diploma (Dipl. Eng / Dipl. Ing / Dipl. Arch) graduates are also welcome to apply. MEng or other 4-year course graduates in the same fields may apply, but if successful, they will have to undertake some postgraduate modules at CUT.  Finally all candidates must have a very good knowledge of English. Participation in professional conferences and/or competitions will be considered favourably.

Funding: There is no direct funding for this programme, but there are a number of work opportunities as a teaching assistant in the department and in Climate-KIC innovation actions, when there is a need and if the successful candidate is keen to work on these.

Research Advisor: Stylianos Yiatros, Assistant Professor, stylianos.yiatros@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of "Investigation of the multifunctional behaviour of metal foam structural components"

Description: The Doctoral candidate will join the research group of Dr Yiatros and will investigate the design and behaviour of multifunctional structural elements comprising metal foams in structural or offshore applications. The investigation will be based on the vast literature of metal foams and their properties and will aim the optimal design, testing and analysis of specific structural components.

Required Qualifications:  The candidates must hold Masters (MSc/ MA) degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or Marine Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautics or Architectural Engineering or Architecture from recognised universities. 5-Year Diploma (Dipl. Eng / Dipl. Ing / Dipl. Arch) graduates are also welcome to apply. MEng or other 4-year course graduates in the same fields may apply, but if successful, they will have to undertake some postgraduate modules at CUT.  Finally all candidates must have a very good knowledge of English. Participation in professional conferences and/or competitions will be considered favourably.

Funding: There is no direct funding for this programme, but there are a number of work opportunities as a teaching assistant in the department and in Climate-KIC innovation actions, when there is a need and if the successful candidate is keen to work on these.

Research Advisor: Stylianos Yiatros, Assistant Professor, stylianos.yiatros@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Assessment of the dynamic and static behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete with energy absorption and high-deformability properties ”

Description: Laboratory testing for the determination of the properties of steel fiber rubberized reinforced concrete related to energy absorption and deformability under impact and blast loading. The scope is to determine an optimum mix design and use it to develop applications with enhanced blast and impact properties and test the in the Large Structures Laboratory.

Basic Requirements:

  • Dipl. Ing. or B.Sc.+M.Sc./M.Eng. in Civil engineering
  • Basic knowledge of numerical methods for analysis of frames
  • Basic knowledge of seismic design and assessment
  • Ability to perform non-linear frame analysis using software tools
  • Good use of English Language

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to perform non-linear analysis using finite element software
  • Programming in MATLAB or similar package.

Research advisor: Nicholas Kyriakides, Lecturer, nicholas.kyriakides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Assessment of the fragility of existing buildings with degrading post-peak behavior and time-dependent loss of material strength”

Description: Development of a novel methodology for the fragility assessment of existing RC buildings taking into consideration all credible failure modes under non-linear behavior both in frame elements and joints. The methodology will also examine the reduction in the fragility of these buildings prior to retrofitting with RC Infill walls

Basic Requirements:

  • Dipl. Ing. or B.Sc.+M.Sc./M.Eng. in Civil engineering
  • Basic knowledge of numerical methods for analysis of frames
  • Basic knowledge of seismic design and assessment
  • Ability to perform non-linear frame analysis using software tools
  • Good use of English Language

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to perform non-linear analysis using finite element software
  • Programming in MATLAB or similar package.

Research advisor: Nicholas Kyriakides, Lecturer, nicholas.kyriakides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in any of the following subjects:
  1. Earth Surveillance and Space-Based monitoring of the Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Excelsior Teaming Project, Widespread Horizon 2020)
  2. Space technologies and earth observation in natural hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  3. Active remote sensing (radars) in natural and built environment
  4. Satellite Remote Sensing (optical and radar), field spectroscopy/geospatial technologies for cultural heritage
  5. Marine Spatial Planning in Cyprus and Greece
  6. Irrigation water management / Water Resources Management using Sentinel imagery in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  7. Exploring the need of using Copernicus data for the benefit of public, academic and industry sector in Cyprus
  8. Designing the new generation ‘satellite’ for monitoring the environment in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  9. Earth observation in climate changes /atmosphere in the Eastern Med region
  10. Remote sensing in Solar Radiation in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Application for Solar Energy.
  11. Ατμοσφαιρικές διορθώσεις σε δεδομένα SENTINEL

Research Advisor: Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Professor, d.hadjimitsis@cut.ac.cy

 

Informatio:

From the Department Secretary, Tel.: 25002542, Fax.: 25002769

Civil Engineering and Geomatics

PhD positions, starting September 2018

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 13th of April 2018.

For applications, click  here

  • Two (2) posts in one of the following topics:

“Underwater Photogrammetry for Cultural Heritage documentation”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a BSc in computer graphics or computer vision or land surveying or information technology or equivalent. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in diving, archaeological excavations, 3D modelilng and scientific publications, will be taken into consideration.

 

“Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) for mobile mapping”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a BSc in computer vision or land surveying or computer graphics and have programming skills. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in SLAM, use of machine vision cameras, scientific publications, will be taken into consideration.

 

“Image based indoor location for Augmented Reality (AR) applications”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold a MSc in computer graphics or computer vision or land surveying or equivalent and have programming skills. Additional skills and qualifications such as MSc in relevant field, experience in Augmented Reality and scientific publications will be taken into consideration.

Excellent knowledge of English and strong motivation is a prerequisite for all posts. An MSc in relevant field is also a required, otherwise the candidate will need to attend lectures from the provided MSc courses in CUT. Although there is currently no funding for these posts, the successful candidates may be hired as teaching assistants in the Department, or hired in the research projects iMARECULTURE or MOBILO, if there is need and availability.

Research Advisor: Dr. Dimitrios Skarlatos, Assistant Professor, dimitrios.skarlatos@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in any of the following subjects:
  1. Development of in-house fluid-structure-interaction analysis methods and tools (based in FEM) for the design of floating or fixed bottom marine (coastal and offshore) structures (e.g. offshore oil and gas structures, offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters, jetties, pipelines, mooring lines, cables, port structures)
  2. Development of in-house numerical tools (based in FEM and CFD) for the nonlinear analysis (involving transient dynamics and nonstationary system responses) of in-service conditions (installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning) of flexible and rigid structures/systems for coastal and offshore engineering applications (e.g. offshore oil and gas structures, risers, pipelines, utility networks, offshore wind turbines, mooring lines, cables, port structures)
  3. Development of in-house multi-zone numerical methods and tools (based in CFD or IGA) for the analysis of marine (coastal and offshore) structures and systems. Application to a relevant structure in oil and gas technology, offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters or coastal structures with emphasis in quantification of nonlinear wave conditions and hydrodynamic loadings, and complicated physical problems οf interaction between structures and waves
  4. Development of in-house methods and tools for the study, early detection, prediction and prevention of coastal morphodynamic processes (e.g. coastal erosion, longshore drift). Application in different coasts in Cyprus
  5. Development of advanced numerical methods and tools for the design and/or operation of ports (e.g. 3D wave circulation, optimum port operation)
  6. Development of high fidelity numerical methods and tools for the natural hazard-structure-interaction response analysis of coastal and offshore structures (nonlinear excitation and nonlinear response) and marine environment. Emphasis on: (a) estimation of the dynamic response and (b) design for resilience of marine (coastal and offshore) structures and coastal environment under sea natural hazard excitations.
  7. Stochastic dynamic analysis of marine (coastal and offshore) structure for use within rare events, extreme response prediction and probing/mitigation of extreme events”

Research Advisor: Constantine Michailides, Lecturer, c.michailides@cut.ac.cy 

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Biomimicry Practices in Structural Design”

Description: The Doctoral candidate will join the research group of Dr Yiatros and will investigate the potential of biomimetic practices in Structural Engineering/Design. Biomimicry is a relatively recent design methodology based on the emulation of optimized natural systems and/or processes to provide sustainable solutions to man-made problems or needs. There have been some early successes in various areas such as robotics and other engineering disciplines; therefore the aim of this project is to identify, assess and offer practical biomimetic applications in structural design.

Required Qualifications: The candidates must hold Masters (MSc/ MA) degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering or Architecture from recognised universities. 5-Year Diploma (Dipl. Eng / Dipl. Ing / Dipl. Arch) graduates are also welcome to apply. MEng or other 4-year course graduates in the same fields may apply, but if successful, they will have to undertake some postgraduate modules at CUT.  Finally all candidates must have a very good knowledge of English. Participation in professional conferences and/or competitions will be considered favourably.

Funding: There is no direct funding for this programme, but there are a number of work opportunities as a teaching assistant in the department and in Climate-KIC innovation actions, when there is a need and if the successful candidate is keen to work on these.

Research Advisor: Stylianos Yiatros, Assistant Professor, stylianos.yiatros@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of "Investigation of the multifunctional behaviour of metal foam structural components"

Description: The Doctoral candidate will join the research group of Dr Yiatros and will investigate the design and behaviour of multifunctional structural elements comprising metal foams in structural or offshore applications. The investigation will be based on the vast literature of metal foams and their properties and will aim the optimal design, testing and analysis of specific structural components.

Required Qualifications:  The candidates must hold Masters (MSc/ MA) degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or Marine Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautics or Architectural Engineering or Architecture from recognised universities. 5-Year Diploma (Dipl. Eng / Dipl. Ing / Dipl. Arch) graduates are also welcome to apply. MEng or other 4-year course graduates in the same fields may apply, but if successful, they will have to undertake some postgraduate modules at CUT.  Finally all candidates must have a very good knowledge of English. Participation in professional conferences and/or competitions will be considered favourably.

Funding: There is no direct funding for this programme, but there are a number of work opportunities as a teaching assistant in the department and in Climate-KIC innovation actions, when there is a need and if the successful candidate is keen to work on these.

Research Advisor: Stylianos Yiatros, Assistant Professor, stylianos.yiatros@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Assessment of the dynamic and static behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete with energy absorption and high-deformability properties ”

Description: Laboratory testing for the determination of the properties of steel fiber rubberized reinforced concrete related to energy absorption and deformability under impact and blast loading. The scope is to determine an optimum mix design and use it to develop applications with enhanced blast and impact properties and test the in the Large Structures Laboratory.

Basic Requirements:

  • Dipl. Ing. or B.Sc.+M.Sc./M.Eng. in Civil engineering
  • Basic knowledge of numerical methods for analysis of frames
  • Basic knowledge of seismic design and assessment
  • Ability to perform non-linear frame analysis using software tools
  • Good use of English Language

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to perform non-linear analysis using finite element software
  • Programming in MATLAB or similar package.

Research advisor: Nicholas Kyriakides, Lecturer, nicholas.kyriakides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the field of “Assessment of the fragility of existing buildings with degrading post-peak behavior and time-dependent loss of material strength”

Description: Development of a novel methodology for the fragility assessment of existing RC buildings taking into consideration all credible failure modes under non-linear behavior both in frame elements and joints. The methodology will also examine the reduction in the fragility of these buildings prior to retrofitting with RC Infill walls

Basic Requirements:

  • Dipl. Ing. or B.Sc.+M.Sc./M.Eng. in Civil engineering
  • Basic knowledge of numerical methods for analysis of frames
  • Basic knowledge of seismic design and assessment
  • Ability to perform non-linear frame analysis using software tools
  • Good use of English Language

Desired Requirements:

  • Ability to perform non-linear analysis using finite element software
  • Programming in MATLAB or similar package.

Research advisor: Nicholas Kyriakides, Lecturer, nicholas.kyriakides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in any of the following subjects:
  1. Earth Surveillance and Space-Based monitoring of the Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Excelsior Teaming Project, Widespread Horizon 2020)
  2. Space technologies and earth observation in natural hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  3. Active remote sensing (radars) in natural and built environment
  4. Satellite Remote Sensing (optical and radar), field spectroscopy/geospatial technologies for cultural heritage
  5. Marine Spatial Planning in Cyprus and Greece
  6. Irrigation water management / Water Resources Management using Sentinel imagery in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  7. Exploring the need of using Copernicus data for the benefit of public, academic and industry sector in Cyprus
  8. Designing the new generation ‘satellite’ for monitoring the environment in the Eastern Mediterranean region
  9. Earth observation in climate changes /atmosphere in the Eastern Med region
  10. Remote sensing in Solar Radiation in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Application for Solar Energy.
  11. Ατμοσφαιρικές διορθώσεις σε δεδομένα SENTINEL

Research Advisor: Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Professor, d.hadjimitsis@cut.ac.cy

 

Informatio:

From the Department Secretary, Tel.: 25002542, Fax.: 25002769