È stato pubblicato il Decreto del Ministro dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca contenente le linee guida per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019.
Documento allegato: DM n.1110_29.11.2019
Gennaio 2020 (a)
È stato pubblicato il Bando per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019, recante il cronoprogramma dell’intera procedura.
Documento allegato: Bando-VQR-2015-2019_3_1_2020_formato-accessibile
Link utili (sito ANVUR)
VQR 2015-2019: https://www.anvur.it/attivita/vqr/vqr-2015-2019/
riferimenti normativi VQR 2015-2019: https://www.anvur.it/attivita/vqr/vqr-2015-2019/riferimenti-normativi-e-regolamentari/
Gennaio 2020 (b)
È stato pubblicato il Bando per la formazione dei GEV (Gruppo di Esperti della Valutazione) per la VQR 2015-2019.
Scadenza: 2 marzo 2020, ore 12.00
È stato pubblicato il nuovo cronoprogramma della procedura per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019.
È stato pubblicato un decreto di integrazione delle Linee Guida per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019 che differisce il termine di pubblicazione dei risultati al 15 marzo 2022.
– Elenco dei docenti che sono stati ammessi al sorteggio per la formazione dei Gruppi di Esperti della Valutazione per la VQR 15-19 (avviso pubblicato sul sito ufficiale dell’ANVUR, link1)
– Estratto con i docenti ICAR/07 ammessi al sorteggio (link2)
– Documento sulle modalità con cui sarà effettuato il sorteggio (link3)
– Esito del sorteggio del GEV disciplinare 8b – Ingegneria Civile (link4)
The AGERP – Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: from Research to Practice – Organising Committee invites you to a lecture series which aims to disseminate the coupled learnings from academia and industry on some of the key topics in geotechnical engineering. It is a pro bono initiative, and the lectures are free to attend.
More information at: https://www.age-rp.com/
The second lecture, titled “Geophysics for Geotechnical Engineers“, will take place on June 25, 2020 (flyer).
The third lecture will be delivered by Prof. Catherine O’Sullivan from Imperial Collage, UK and Mr. David Wines from Itasca Australia Pty. Ltd. The lecture will be on ‘Advanced Numerical Methods and Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering’. This is scheduled on 9th July 2020 and registrations (free and mandatory) close one day before the lecture (flyer)
The fourth lecture of AGERP series which will be delivered by Em. Prof. Malcolm Bolton from Uni. of Cambridge, UK and Dr. Chris Haberfield from Golder Associates Pty Ltd., Australia. The lecture will be on ‘Design of Pile Foundations’. This is scheduled on 24th July 2020. Registration (free and mandatory) opens at 18:00, 09th July 2020 (AEST) and closes at 00:00 23rd July 2020 (AEST).
The 5th lecture will be on ‘Geohazards‘ and will be delivered by Professor Sarah Springman from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland and Dr. Barnali Ghosh from Mott MacDonald, London, UK. This is scheduled on 14th August 2020.
The 6th lecture will be on ‘Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils’ and will be delivered by Professor Em. Delwyn Fredlund from University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Dr. Murray Fredlund from Bentley Systems, Canada. This is scheduled on 29th August 2020. Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 28th August 2020 (AEST). For further information, please refer to the attached flyer.
The 7th installment will be on ‘Biogeotechnics‘. This is scheduled on 3rd October 2020 (AEST). Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 2nd October 2020 (AEST). This Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jason T. DeJong (University of California, Davis, USA) and Dr. Dimitrios Terzis (Managing Director, MeduSoil).
Further info. and registration (free but mandatory): https://www.age-rp.com
In addition to our previous communication in which we announced the postponement of the XIII International Symposium on Landslides – XIII ISL for the week of February 22nd to 26th – 2021, taking into account how the Covid-19 pandemic has been evolving, with great severity in the American Continent, in common agreement with JTC1 and the authorities of ISSMGE, ISRM, IAEG and FedIGS, it has been decided to change the modality of this important event from presential to virtual.
The virtual event includes the presentation of the ten illustrious Keynote speakers originally invited, who have reaffirmed their support, and the participation of most of the authors of the short articles presented by colleagues from more than 30 countries around the world.
The corresponding program, including the detail of its activity, will be available on the Symposium’s website in the coming days. We look forward to your participation.
Symposium website: http://www.scg.org.co/xiii-isl/index.html
Laloui’s Research Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) invites you to the Biogeotechnics Webinar: 5 Little Known Keys For Successful Biogeotechnical Practice, with Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Dr Dimitrios Terzis, Maren Katterbach, and Dr Alexandra Clarà Saracho
This webinar will present an alternative approach to material design and delivery using natural organic systems present within the soil to precipitate carbonate minerals that act as soil-binding agents. Technical discoveries and developments of bio-cemented soils will be presented, with a particular focus on how this technology can be integrated into mainstream geotechnical practice. Through the following points, under the scope of the ERC-funded BIOGEOS project, this talk will highlight to researchers and practitioners alike, the opportunities of a technology that will shape the future of low carbon soil remediation and stabilization practices:
• Applications & performance of bio-cemented soils
• Breaking the nitrogen barrier in biotic calcification
• Economics & environmental impact
• Equipment & monitoring
• Industrial practice: guidelines for successful integration
Date: 15 September 2020
Time: 13:30 CET / 07h30 ET / 19h30 Beijing Time
The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:
Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines by Professor Britta Bienen, University of Western Australia
Tuesday 15 September 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)
Details of how to register can be found at the following link
The AGERP (Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: from Research to Practice) Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to the panel discussion 1 of the series, which will be on “Career Prospects in Geotechnical Engineering: Academia and Industry“. This is scheduled on 11th September 2020 (20:00-21:30 AEST). Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 10th September 2020 (AEST).
For this panel discussion we will be joined by Ms. Lydia Gentle (Engineering Manager, BHP, Australia), Professor G.L.S. Babu (Professor, Indian Institute of Science; President, Indian Geotechnical Society, India), Dr. Anne-Catherine Dieudonné (Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands), Dr. Luis Alberto Torres-Cruz (Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Dr. Robert C. Bachus (Senior Principal Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, USA).
To know more about the panelists please visit: www.age-rp.com/panel-discussion
Further info and registration (free but mandatory): https://www.age-rp.com/registration
Title: Micromechanics of cracking of clay subjected to air drying and/or gas breakthrough
Duration: 3 years
Start date: from 01/10/2020 to 31/12/2020
Eligibility: Applications from UK/EU applicants only, First Class Honours (or equivalent)
Where: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Supervisors: Dr Matteo Pedrotti (https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/pedrottimatteomr/) and Professor Alessandro Tarantino (https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/tarantinoalessandroprof/)
This 3-year PhD at the University of Strathclyde will focus on investigating the mechanisms at the micro/particle scale underpinning the process of crack formation in clay associated with air drying and/or exposure of the clay interface to gas at high pressure.
The research will mainly be experimentally-based and the PhD candidate will make use of state of the art technologies for the investigation of the clay microstructure including X-Ray Computed Tomography, Environmental Scanning Microscopy, and Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry.
Despite 100 years of research on the macro-mechanical behaviour of clay, we are still largely ignoring underlying mechanisms at the particle scale. Clay micromechanics involves the understanding of the configuration of elements (particles) and the forces controlling the kinematics of such elements. Clay micromechanics (including the evolution of particle configuration in clays when subjected to mechanical loading) has rarely been investigated explicitly and is a young and rapidly growing discipline in the field of soil mechanics.
Besides joining a vibrant geotechnical community at Strathclyde, the candidate will join the International Research Centre For Clay Micromechanics (https://www.irccm.net ) which will provide the opportunity for international collaborations and to spend a period abroad in one of the partner universities (i.e. Chalmers University of Technology – Sweden, University of Twente – The Netherlands, Université Grenoble Alpes – France, University of Brasilia – Brazil, Politecnico di Bari – Italy, Technical University of Denmark – Denmark) .
Industrial contacts will be mainly focused, but not only, towards the Carbon Storage and Sequestration sector.
On September 10th, GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association Turning Disaster into Knowledge – Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation) will be holding a webinar with members of the Steering Committee acting as moderators.
This webinar will consist of several elements as follows:
(15 minutes) – Introduction to webinar series – Dr. Youssef Hashash
(45 minutes) – Introduction to GEER – Dr. David Frost
(30 minutes) – GEER Activities Q&A Panel Session – All participants
The webinar is completely free, but requires registration in advance. Please see the attachment for the registration link and more information regarding panel members and topics to be discussed.
Attachment: GEER Intro and Q&A Webinar
GEER website: http://www.geerassociation.org/
The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:
Adaptive Finite Element Methods by Dr Majid Nazem, RMIT University, Australia
Tuesday 1 Sept 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)
Details of how to register can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4515941137085/WN_4tFhmI2ISH6Tk6EfWdKbow
The Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal) has opened a post-doc position. It is opened to all civil engineering areas provided that they are aligned with the research lines specified in the call. It would be appreciated if a geotechnical person could apply.
The application will close in less than two weeks.
The call notice is in attachment (PostDoc_Porto) and also available in the following link: