Interdisciplinary Junior Research Group - Future Urban Coastlines

TU Braunschweig initiates a new Junior Research Group on Future Urban Coastlines. Interested?

Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) is seeking to initiate an interdisciplinary Junior Research Group on “Future Urban Coastlines”. It will be initiated as a joint initiative of Prof. Boris Schröder-Esselbach (Institute of Geoecology), Prof. Harald Kloft (Institute of Structural Design), and Prof. N. Goseberg (Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources). The JRG shall contribute actively through research to strengthening the activities and external visibility of the core research area Future Cities and TU Braunschweig.

The research group to be established will focus on the end-to-end design of novel coastal protection structures for urban coastlines bringing together knowledge of coastal engineers, ecologists, digital design and fabrication. The group will conduct research for and develop context-specific, individualized, and eco-integrated design, construction and fabrication for coastal protection structures, with features providing habitat and corridors for flora and fauna, improving biodiversity and related ecosystem services by simultaneously approaching novel ways of nature-based solutions for coastal protection. Applicants with a core competence in the field of either coastal engineering, environmental engineering, or civil engineering with a focus on coastal applications, digital design and fabrication, as well as a strong interest in environmental science, coastal ecology or similar subjects are invited to apply.

Some of the highlights related to the JRG are:

  • JRG leader will formally have the right to promote and supervise PhDs
  • JRG will be equipped with two PhD students
  • Close collaboration with the above mentioned TU Braunschweig groups and vibrant interdisziplinary environment

Job announcement for JRG group leader position is available here (LINK).