Graduate research opportunities (MSc and PhD)

Students interested in conducting research on reinforced-concrete, bridge engineering, seismic engineering, advanced materials, and structural simulation using the finite-element method are invited to send their CV, academic transcripts, list of references, and letter of intent, highlighting relevant experience, in a single PDF file to  While all applications are considered, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The following projects are examples of projects currently ongoing for MSc and PhD students:

  • Large-scale shear wall modeling and testing using unconventional materials (PhD). Extensive experience with testing of RC elements preferred; experience in the use of finite-element analysis software (OpenSEES, VecTor2, Ansys, ABAQUS, LS-Dyna).
  • Analysis and design of deep RC members with steel-fibre reinforcement.
  • Modelling of RC elements with high-strength concrete and high-strength steel reinforcement.
  • Large-scale shear wall experimental studies: use of high-performance fibre-reinforced cementitious composites (MSc). Previous experience with testing of RC elements preferred; experience in the use of finite-element analysis software (OpenSEES, VecTor2, Ansys, ABAQUS, LS-Dyna).
  • Characterization of Engineered-Cementitious Composites (ECC) and implementation in finite-element software (OpenSEES).
  • Multilayered shell/plate elements for analysis of RC membranes (PhD). Experience with finite-element analysis and formulation for new materials and elements using the OpenSEES framework or similar (OpenSEES, Matlab).

If you have any question about the type of project you would like to participate in, or about funding availability, please feel free to contact me at

Full Scholarships for Students from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile

(Texts in Spanish and Portuguese will follow).

Full scholarships are available through the Science and Technology departments of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, to pursue Masters and Doctoral programs at the University of Alberta.  If you are a national from these countries and are interested in topics of structural engineering, reinforced-concrete, structural simulation, seismic engineering, innovative materials, bridge engineering, and high-performance composites, please send an email with your CV and transcripts to

Becas completas para estudiar maestría ó doctorado están disponibles a través de los departamentos de ciencia y tecnología de Brasil, México, Colombia y Chile.  Si estás interesado en realizar un posgrado en ingeniería estructural, concreto reforzado/hormigón, simulación estructural, ingeniería sísmica, materiales avanzados, ingeniería de puentes, o materiales de alto desempeño, por favor envía un e-mail con tu CV e historial académico a

Os Ministérios de Ciência e Tecnologia do Brasil, México, Colômbia e Chile oferecem bolsas de estudo integral aos interessados em cursar mestrado e doutorado na Universidade de Alberta no Canada. Se você é cidadão destes países e esta interessado em estudar temas como engenharia de estruturas, concreto armado, simulação estrutural, engenharia sísmica, materiais inovadores, engenharia de pontes e compósitos de alto desempenho, por favor, envie um email com o seu Curriculum Vitae e Historico Escolar para