CAREER: Tailoring Rheological Behavior of 3-D Printing Concrete

The overall aim of this project is to engineer novel cement-based systems, print designs, and extruder systems for 3D concrete printing applications. The student will work directly under the guidance of a PhD student. Responsibilities will include shear rheological testing, mechanical testing, materials processing, running test prints, and shrinkage testing. In addition to the experimental work, students will also perform literature review throughout the summer (~ 2 – 3 papers / week). There will be weekly group meetings to discuss progress and literature. This opportunity is on-site only, and all experimental work will be performed in Carleton Laboratory at Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus. This is a paid opportunity, and expected commitment is 10 weeks (start date is flexible). 

Position Dates: Summer 2022

Lab: Carleton Laboratory

Direct Supervisor: Palash Badjatya

Hours per week: 35 hr/week

Position type: On site

Qualifications: Mechanics

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior

SEAS students only: No

Please e-mail Prof Kawashima ([email protected]), if interested, with heading "Summer Research Position." Please include a resume.