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Post-doc position at the University of Warwick (UK)

Applications are invited for a full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher position in the area of applied geomechanics at the University of Warwick (UK). The successful applicant will join the Ground Engineering Research Group as a member of research staff and will conduct research on a large multi-disciplinary research project entitled “From Mining Waste to Valuable Resource: New Concepts for a Circular Economy” (MINRESCUE). The work will be conducted under the supervision of the project coordinator Dr Mohammad Rezania.

More details in the attached file: PostdocPosition-MINRESCUE

Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, Nancy, France

The Multiscale-Hydro-Geomechanics group of the GeoRessources laborarory, Nancy, France, welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Position for 12 months.

The research involves the study and modeling of hydromechanical couplings during gas migration in saturated clayey rocks at mesoscopic scales. The position is funded by a CNRS post-doctoral contract and is part of a larger EU project (EURAD) that aims to mobilize academic research on major nuclear-related issues.

Please find further details in the attached file:

Post-Doc position at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France)

Hydro-mechanical instabilities in low permeability geomaterials

The topic deals with the experimental identification of quantitative interactions between the micro-structure of low permeability geomaterials, the heterogeneous fluid flow through them and their deformation. In particular coupled hydro-mechanical instabilities, say couplings between fluid fingering and strain localization, will be quantitatively investigated. The study is developed within the framework of the ANR project called «STOWENG» underground STOrage of reneWable ENergies in low permeability Geomaterials.

Starting date: 2021-01-01

More information in the attached file: PostDoc_ECN_2021

Borsa di dottorato presso University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – UK

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
Stipend: £1270/month
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/)
Contact: matteo.pedrotti@strath.ac.uk

Project summary
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.

Post-doc position at University of Porto (Portugal)

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:

VQR 2015-2019

Novembre 2019

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: https://www.anvur.it/attivita/vqr/

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


Marzo 2020

È stato pubblicato il nuovo cronoprogramma della procedura per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019.


Agosto 2020

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.

LinkDM 11082020 – Integrazione Linee Guida VQR 2015 – 2019

Settembre 2020

– 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)

VQR 2015-2019: decreto integrativo

È stato pubblicato un decreto di integrazione delle Linee Guida per la Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR) 2015-2019. Vi segnaliamo che il termine di pubblicazione dei risultati della VQR 2015-2019 è differito al 15 marzo 2022, fatte salve eventuali ulteriori proroghe disposte in relazione all’emergenza epidemiologica, tenuto in ogni caso conto dell’esigenza di assicurare l’utilizzo dei predetti risultati ai fini del finanziamento delle università e degli enti di ricerca entro il 2022.

LinkDM 11082020 – Integrazione Linee Guida VQR 2015 – 2019

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology – Optimisation of offshore monopile installation

Applications are welcome for a 21-month postdoc position to investigate the optimisation of the monopiles installation process and to study the dynamic behaviour of soil during pile installation using the physical modelling facilities at TU Delft. The work will include design and implementation of advanced instrumentation for physical modelling studies. Test planning and data interpretation will be carried out in close collaboration with industry experts in the framework of BLUE piling project. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and dynamic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with offshore wind geotechnics is also appreciated (but not mandatory).

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link: https://www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft/vacatures/details/?nPostingId=598&nPostingTargetId=632&id=QEZFK026203F3VBQBLO6G68W9&LG=UK&mask=external

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl.

The closing date for the applications is August 9th, 2020.

Open Post-Doc positions at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (GeM Laboratory)

Post-doc offers at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (GeM Laboratory), ERC-StG Project “Controlling earthQuakes (CoQuake)”:

1 Post-Doc position in  “MULTISCALE NUMERICAL MODELING OF EARTHQUAKE FAULTS” (duration 1 to 2 years). Attached pdf

1 Post-Doc position in  “LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS OF EARTHQUAKE CONTROL” (duration 1 to 2 years). Attached pdf

The positions are open and will start upon agreement. Suitable, highly‐motivated candidates should send an application (including a CV, a cover letter describing interests and qualifications related to the offered position and contact details of two reference Professors, all compiled in a single pdf file) to ioannis.stefanou@ec-nantes.fr .

For more details see attached pdfs and http://coquake.eu/index.php/recruitment/ .

Postdoctoral position at Heriot-Watt University (UK)

The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project, funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), with a focus on pore-scale numerical modelling of gas transport mechanisms. Details about the position can be found at the following addresses:


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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