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
Bando di dottorato della Scuola Superiore Meridionale – Università di Napoli Federico II – scadenza 30 giugno
La Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) di Napoli è una Scuola internazionale di alta formazione recentemente istituita e bandisce 6 borse di dottorato quadriennali nell’ambito del programma Modeling and Engineering Risk and Complexity. Fra i temi di ricerca i dottorandi potranno affrontare quello del rischio di frana, trattato con gli strumenti concettuali dell’Ingegneria Geotecnica. Il bando scade il 30 giugno p.v.
Allegato: MERC PhD program-flyer
considerato il perdurare dell’emergenza sanitaria, per consentire al nostro Gruppo l’abituale ampia e serena partecipazione, lo IARG è rimandato al 2021. Si terrà, come approvato dall’assemblea nell’ambito di IARG2019, presso l’Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, presumibilmente a settembre 2021. Sarà preceduto da una Scuola di Dottorato sulla sperimentazione di laboratorio, organizzata dalla stessa Università L. Vanvitelli assieme all’Università di Napoli Federico II. Per l’autunno 2020, la Giunta GNIG ha in programma l’organizzazione di una Scuola di Dottorato on-line su cui vi daremo presto più informazioni.
The third edition of the 3-day intensive course for practitioners and scientists entitled “Energy geostructures: analysis and design” will be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, from November 2 to 4, 2020. The short-course aims to provide attendees with a sound theoretical understanding of the problems addressed as well as with practical and effective tools to address the considered subjects.
By attending this training, you will: (i) develop your understanding of the behaviour and performance of energy geostructures, such as energy piles, energy barrettes, energy walls and energy tunnels; (ii) increase your knowledge about the energy, geotechnical and structural analysis of energy geostructures with practical application exercises, including analytical and numerical simulation exercises and (iii) learn how to design energy geostructures following current standards through appropriate procedures.
The course has been designed with civil engineers in mind, but targets energy engineers, architects, urban project managers and geologists as well.
The number of participants for this intensive course is limited. The available spots are being filled on a first come first served basis. More information about the course can be found on its dedicated website.
Covid19 outbreak is a global threat and, first of all, we hope that you and your families are fine. The LARAM team is fine and we hope to meet students and lecturers again in person as soon as possible.
Also this year the LARAM School (www.laram.unisa.it) will take the occasion to teach and be together with the students. We will simply do in a different way.
We reshaped the traditional schedule of the School, with the lectures and the other activities comprised in the time window from 13:00 to 19:30 in Italian Summer time (=UTC+2).
Dates: 7-18 September 2020
Compared to traditional LARAM School Editions, it will be unchanged:
· the international application call
· the selection among applicants
· final certificate of attendance to the students
· mandatory, interactive participation of the students (to receive the end of the School certificate)
· 40 selected PhD students
· 10 registered Young Doctors (PhD defended not before 2015)
The programme of the School will consist of 5-hour daily lectures and end-of-day test. The programme is structured in the following sessions:
· S1, Introduction to landslides
· S2, Landslide risk theory
· S3, Landslide modelling
· S4, International experiences
· S5, Landslide risk analysis and zoning
· S6, Landslide monitoring and mitigation
· S7, Landslide risk management and risk governance
Deadline for application: Monday 29 June 2020
More information on the LARAM website: http://www.laram.unisa.it/school/2020online/2020online
Master di II livello in Geotecnica per le Infrastrutture – Università di Napoli Federico II – scadenza 13 dicembre
Vi ricordiamo che il 13 dicembre scade il bando di partecipazione al Master di II livello in Geotecnica per le Infrastrutture, seconda edizione, organizzato dall’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II e da BBT-SE, la società per azioni europea che sta realizzando la galleria di base del Brennero, e diretto a laureati magistrali in Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambiente e Territorio.
Il Master punta a fondere una solida preparazione teorica con l’esperienza di campo che può essere acquisita in un grande cantiere civile. L’obiettivo è formare una figura professionale altamente specializzata in geotecnica ed in grado di affrontare le nuove sfide del mercato globale delle costruzioni nel settore delle grandi infrastrutture, in cui le imprese e le società di ingegneria italiane costituiscono un’assoluta eccellenza internazionale.
Dopo sei mesi di studi rivolti al calcolo ed alla progettazione, parte dei 15 allievi ammessi svolgerà un tirocinio di 5-6 mesi presso BBT-SE, nei cantieri della galleria di base del Brennero. Gli altri allievi svolgeranno un tirocinio della stessa durata presso altre grandi aziende che gestiscono cantieri in cui è in corso la costruzione di grandi infrastrutture. L’iniziativa assume particolare rilevanza per favorire l’impiego dei giovani allievi, considerato che il mercato del lavoro nel settore delle grandi infrastrutture è l’unico in espansione nel mondo delle costruzioni ed è destinato ad ampliarsi notevolmente nel prossimo futuro (dati McKinsey).
Percentuale di allievi immediatamente assunti a fine corso della passata edizione: 65%.
È stato pubblicato il bando della seconda edizione del Master di II livello in Geotecnica per le Infrastrutture, organizzato dall’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II per i laureati magistrali in Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambiente e Territorio. Sono ammessi anche i laureandi, purché conseguano il titolo entro il 10 gennaio 2020.
Il master prevede lezioni frontali, esercitazioni ed un tirocinio di 5-6 mesi da svolgere presso grandi aziende che gestiscono cantieri di grandi infrastrutture.
Al termine della prima edizione il 65% degli allievi è stato assunto dalle aziende presso cui hanno svolto il tirocinio.
The LARAM international training course in Roorkee (India) is an initiative jointly conceived by the University of Salerno, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, and the Indian Geotechnical Society. The aim of the initiative is to develop and conduct a training course dealing with landslide risk management, to be delivered by renowned landslide experts of international reputation.
The programme of the School will consist of 8-hour daily lectures and tutorials from Monday to Wednesday, and from Friday to Saturday. On Thursday 20 February, a field trip will be organized. sessions:
S1: Landslide features, inventory and monitoring
S2: Landslide risk theory
S3: Geomechanics of landslides
S4: Landslide zoning
S5: Landslide risk analysis, assessment and management
Michele CALVELLO (University of Salerno, ITALY)
Sabatino CUOMO (University of Salerno, ITALY)
Michel JABOYEDOFF (Universtè de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND)
Vikas THAKUR (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NORWAY)
Fawu WANG (Shimane UNiversity, JAPAN)
R. ANBALAGAN (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, INDIA)
Sivakumar BABU (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA)
Mahendra SINGH (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, INDIA)
Narendra Kumar SAMADHIYA (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, INDIA)
The LARAM class will be composed by 40 selected participants:
Indian PhD students, young PhD holders and young Professors (10 participants)
non-Indian PhD students, young PhD holders and young Professors (10 participants)
Indian Professionals (20 participants)
The selection of the participants will be based on criteria that are in line with the well-establish selection procedure of the LARAM School. The selected participants will pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a registration fee.
Deadline for applications: 31/10/19
More information at: http://www.laram.unisa.it/school/2020india/2020india
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
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)