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Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering at UCD 2019

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering at UCD 2019

Fully Funded
Country: Ireland
City: Dublin
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The University College of Dublin or UCD is accepting fully funded Scholarship application for PhD in Civil Engineering. Further, the scholarship is available to both domestic as well as international students.

Moreover, the scholar will take up on accessing the indirect damage detection project through the use of AI and ML. Indirect health monitoring of a bridge is the process of assessing the condition of the structure by analyzing the vibration data measured on a passing vehicle. In this project, a machine learning approach will be developed for drive-by damage detection. Machine learning is a relatively unexplored concept in the field of indirect damage detection but shows the potential to account for operational and environmental effects on the bridge response signal. Such variables have previously been major obstacles to the success of indirect detection methods.

The PhD candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Developing a numerical framework for the indirect bridge damage detection using ANN using 1D finite element
  • Further studies of the algorithms using the 3D finite element of vehicle bridge interaction
  • Experimental validation of the algorithms using a laboratory-scale vehicle bridge interaction model

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering at UCD

The PhD candidate receiving the UCD Scholarship in Civil Engineering will receive a full exemption on tuition fees for the duration of the program (4 Years). In addition, the candidate will also receive €18,000 per annum to cover the living expenses.

Eligibility for UCD PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering

University College Dublin considers the applicants (domestic and international) eligible for PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering if they meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must have an honors Level 8 degree in science or engineering or a related discipline.
  • Moreover, Masters in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Engineering is preferable
  • Good communication and writing skills as well as time management skills.
  • Aptitude for multidisciplinary research approaches.
  • Background in structural dynamics and vibrations with an emphasis on lab/fieldwork.
  • Proficient in the English Language (both written and spoken)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, including collaboration with other disciplines but also independently.
  • Strives for a high quality of work and demonstrates a commitment to the project.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to enable knowledge and technology transfer

How to apply for the PhD Scholarship at University College Dublin?

To apply for the Scholarship at the University College Dublin, the PhD Candidates must be eligible for the program. Furthermore, the candidates must send the application along with a detailed CV, letter of motivation (max 2 pages, single-spaced), transcripts and the names of two referees via email to Ass. Prof. Abdollah Malekjafarian.


University College Dublin accepts the application for fully funded PhD Scholarship in Civil Engineering until 16 September 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the scholarship.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUniversity College Dublin
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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