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Winter School “From research to practise in geotechnical engineering” – 12–17 January 2020, Ascona (Switzerland)

The Winter School “From research to practise in geotechnical engineering”, coordinated by Prof. I. Anastasopoulos, will take place in Ascona (Switzerland) from 12 to 17 January 2020.

With the ultimate goal of developing innovative mitigation techniques, the international geotechnical engineering community has made substantial efforts to gain deeper insights on geotechnical hazards. For the state of practice to advance, academics need to join forces with practitioners.
The Winter School aims to bring these two groups together, to question the status quo, and to propose out‐of‐the‐box solutions. The program will combine:
a) Keynote lectures by international experts from the academia and the industry;
b) Seminars on state‐of‐the‐art numerical and physical modelling techniques;
c) Presentations by the participants;
d) Panel sessions, where the participants will have a “debate” with industry and academia experts on the applicability of their ideas;
e) Special session on start‐ups, on the process of product development, from initial conception to founding of a new company.

More information in the attachment: WS-2020-Flyer

Registration deadline: 15 November 2019

Website: https://geotechnics.ethz.ch/ws2020.html

EGU General Assembly 2020 – Session on Seismic Microzonation

Vi segnaliamo, nell’ambito della EGU General Assembly 2020 (Vienna, 3-8 maggio 2020), la sessione NH4.3 sulla Microzonazione Sismica, coordinata da Giovanni Forte con Hans-Balder Havenith e Filippo Santucci de Magistris. È possibile presentare entro il 15 gennaio 2020  un sommario a cui farà seguito una presentazione durante l’Incontro, nelle sessioni orali o tramite poster.

This session is focused on the ‘hazard’ part of seismic microzonation (SM), concerning the classical approaches and the case studies for:
– Subsoil investigation and characterization for SM mapping;
– Multi-level SM mapping;
– Evaluation of seismic site response (1D-2D-3D);
– Assessment of seismic-induced landslides,
– Analyses on Soil liquefaction.
Innovative contributions on soil non-linearity and damping, seismic monitoring and hazard assessment effects are also welcome.

Ulteriori informazioni sulla sessione alla pagina: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/34889

Sito web EGU General Assembly 2020:  https://www.egu2020.eu/

Faculty positions at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Bando per un posto di Associate Professor/Professor e un posto di Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

The Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering has particular strengths in Civil Engineering Heritage, Future Construction Technology, and Construction Engineering Management. We are currently seeking to strengthen and consolidate our existing activity in Civil Engineering. In particular, we are looking for candidates with research expertise in fire and explosion resistance of structures, but welcome applications from candidates across all of our areas of research, which include: numerical geotechnics; highway materials; numerical modelling of water and environmental chemistry; railway infrastructure.

Closing Date: 03 November 2019

Full description of the positions and details of how to apply can be found at:

www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-2903-professor–associate-professor-in-civil-engineering (Associate Professor/Professor position)

www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-2904-senior-lecturer–lecturer-in-civil-engineering (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position)

Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment – 21-23 January 2020, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

The 3rd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment will be held on January 21st -23rd 2020, in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related and contemporary themes. The goal of the school is to provide participants with a deep understanding on selected topics in Geomechanics which are fundamental for  applications related to Energy and the Environment. This Winter School is organized in the framework of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.

Lectures will be given by internationally renowned experts in the field:
Eduardo Alonso (UPC Barcelona)
Coarse Granular Materials: From Particle Behaviour to Large-Scale Structures
Tomasz Hueckel (Duke University)
Multiphysics Degradation Processes, and Their Mitigation in Energy Geomechanics
Russell Ewy (Chevron ETC)
Shale Properties as a Function of Geological Burial and Compaction
Lyesse Laloui (EPF Lausanne)
Multiphysical Processes in Bentonite-Based Materials
Alessio Ferrari (EPF Lausanne)
Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Geomaterials: Experiments and Modelling
Jean Sulem (ENPC ParisTech)
Strain Localization and Instability in Geomechanics: Application to Seismic Slip

Lectures will be given on site during the first part of the day and extended breaks will be provided to review the course material, to go skiing, or to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Swiss Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon. Late-afternoon gatherings are foreseen for lectures. Evening sessions will be devoted to presentations from the participants to share ideas with the experts.

Prof. Emmanuel Detournay (University of Minnesota, US National Academy of Engineering) has been awarded the 2020 EPFL Distinguished Lecture in Geomechanics for his significant contributions to the fields of hydraulic fracturing, drilling dynamics, and poroelasticity. The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held on January 20th, 2020 in Villars-sur-Ollon and is entitled: The Role of Scaling in Geomechanics.

Early bird registrations are now open until November 8th, 2019.

More information on the program, venue and registration can be found on the dedicated webpage (https://gete-school.epfl.ch)

Tenure track professorship at Graz University of Technology (Austria)

Immediate opening for a fully funded position (40 hours a week) available at the Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling at Graz University of Technology. Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor.
The topics of digitalisation and building information modelling have been chosen as research focal points for underground space technology and rock mechanics.

Deadline for application: 28.10.2019

More information in the attachment: TUG_Professorship-Data-Science_EN

PhD and Post-doc positions at EPFL, Switzerland

The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is looking for 3 PhD candidates and 2 Post-docs in Geomechanics and Energy Geotechnics.

The call is open until all the positions will be filled. Candidates are urged to apply as early as they can, contacting recruitment.lms@epfl.ch .

More information in the attachment: LMS-EPFL-openpositions

Giornata di studio sulla risposta sismica delle dighe – Università del Sannio, 15 Ottobre 2019

Vi segnaliamo che il 15 Ottobre 2019 all’Università degli Studi del Sannio (Benevento) si terrà una giornata di studio sul tema “La risposta sismica delle dighe: osservazioni e previsioni. Diverse realtà a confronto“.

L’evento è organizzato dal Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Università del Sannio in collaborazione con l’ITCOLD (Comitato Nazionale Italiano per Grandi Dighe) e la sezione YEF (Young Engineer Forum).

Si prega di dare conferma di partecipazione all’indirizzo e-mail: stefsica@unisannio.it .

Ulteriori informazioni nell’allegato: locandina_open_day

CREST2020 – 1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies – March 10-12, 2020, Fukuoka (Japan)

The first International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST2020) will be held from March 10 to 12, 2020 in Fukuoka, Japan (Nishijin Plaza, Kyushu University).

The Organizing Committee calls for abstract  submissions. Abstracts must be submitted only via the online system of the symposium before September 15, 2019.

The purpose of this symposium is to disseminate information and exchange ideas on issues related to natural and man-made disasters, and to arrive at solutions through the use of alternative resources, towards building a sustainable and resilient society from geotechnical perspectives.
The symposium aims to bring together scientist, researchers, engineers and policy makers throughout the world under one umbrella for debate and discussion. The symposium will be focusing on sustainability, promotion of new ideas and innovations in design, construction and maintenance of geotechnical structures with aim of contributing towards climate change adaptation and disaster resiliency.

Bulletin: CREST2020

Website: https://crest2020.com

Two positions of Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology

1) Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Geo-Monitoring and Data Analytics (tenure track). The position is proposed to develop advanced knowledge of the response of geostructures from data analytics, and improve current life-cycle design and assessment models. This requires an understanding of how climate change and increasing demographic pressure impact the life cycle of critical geostructures, and of how to extract relevant geotechnical information from multi-year and multiscale data streams.
The closing date for applications is 7 October 2019.
More information in the attachment: Assistant-Professor-of-Geo-Monitoring-and-Data-Analytics

2) Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Uncertainty (tenure track). The position is proposed to investigate soil mechanical material behaviour accounting for uncertainties relating to, for example, measurements, statistics, transformation from measured to derived properties, and external (including environmental) loadings. It takes into consideration the random, spatial and systematic components of uncertainty, as well as uncertainties relating to the cross-correlations of material properties and multi-physical couplings, and develops new solutions to better control and reduce the geotechnical uncertainty and risk in geotechnical assessments and construction processes.
The closing date for applications is 7 October 2019.
More information in the attachment: Assistant-Professor-of-Geotechnical-Uncertainty

Corso del Prof. Chopra – 15th BW – ICOLD, Politecnico di Milano, 12 settembre 2019

Gli organizzatori del 15th ICOLD – International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams (Politecnico di Milano, 9-12 settembre 2019) vi invitano a partecipare al corso tenuto dal Prof. Anil Chopra (Berkeley University) dal titolo “Modern methods for nonlinear earthquake response history analysis of concrete dams“, 12 settembre 2019, 9.30-17.00, Politecnico di Milano.
Vi ricordano anche che due dei tre benchmark proposti quest’anno sono stati formulati da gruppi italiani di ricercatori geotecnici. Tutte le informazioni sul Workshop sono sul sito web: https://www.eko.polimi.it/index.php/icold-bw2019

Locandina corso: ICOLD 15th BW Milano_CNI_CorsoChopra_v01

Locandina workshop: ICOLD 15th BW Milan_SixthCall


Il GNIG (Gruppo Nazionale di Ingegneria Geotecnica) si propone di promuovere il coordinamento delle attività di ricerca e di formazione nel Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ICAR07 – 08/B1 ‘Geotecnica’, di curare le relazioni con gli altri Settori Scientifico Disciplinari, con gli Organi di Governo dell’Università e con le Associazioni Scientifiche e Culturali del Settore.

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