Prospective Students

Open Ph.D. Student Position in Performance-based Seismic Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Accounting for Aging Effects 

We are looking for a Ph.D. student to start in Fall 2018 (or even Summer 2018).

We are interested in applicants that have a passion for multi-faceted research that will combine mechanics-based modeling of structural collapse, design methodologies, and large-scale structural testing of reinforced concrete structures, as part of a recently awarded and very exciting project on the performance-based assessment of reinforced concrete structures accounting for aging effects.

Preferred qualifications include good background and passion in structural analysis and mechanics, good programming skills in Matlab (or C++), background on reinforced concrete design, and strong interest to conduct large-scale structural testing that will bridge the gap between modeling/analysis and design.

An M.S. degree is preferred, but not required.

 For more information, please contact Dr. Sideris at

Prospective Graduate Students

If you are a current or prospective Texas A&M student interested in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. on structural engineering and mechanics and you are passionate to learn and conduct research, then we would be happy to speak with you.

Our research primarily focuses on mitigating the damaging effects of natural and man-made hazards on our infrastructure by developing resilient systems incorporating novel response mechanisms and advanced materials. In doing so, our research endeavors (see current and past research here and here) combine mechanics-based modeling (including model development and computer programming), structural analysis and performance-based design methodologies, material testing, and large-scale structural testing.

Previous experience in some of these areas is desirable, but not required. Passion to learn and expand your horizons is the most desired qualification.

We also support students who would like to apply for internal or external research funding, such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sideris at

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student that is curious about research and would like to explore potential research opportunities in structural engineering and mechanics with the objective of contributing to our efforts to mitigate the damaging effects of natural hazards in the built environment and our infrastructure, we would be happy to speak with you. There are a number of ways to participate in our research endeavors, including several undergraduate research programs at Texas A&M, such as the Engineering Honors program, the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant, and the Undergraduate Research Scholars program..

 For more information, please contact Dr. Sideris at