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:
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)
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.
The Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI), on appointment by the ISRM International Society of Rock Mechanics, is delighted to announce that Turin will host EUROCK 2021 – Mechanics and Rock Engineering from theory to practice – from 20 to 25 September 2021.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak and in order to give the chance to attend a new event with interesting and innovative researches, the conference has been rescheduled and will be organized in September 2021, almost one year from the new dates of the 2020 Eurock edition.
The abstract submission deadline has been postponed to 31 October 2020.
Conference website: https://eurock2021.com
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.
5th International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology in Volcanic Fields – September 9-11, 2021 Fukuoka, Japan
Il 5th International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology in Volcanic Fields si terrà a Fukuoka (Giappone) nel settembre 2021. Promosso dalle Associazioni Internazionali ISRM e IAEG, segue l’analogo Workshop svolto ad Ischia nel settembre 2015.
On behalf of the Japanese Society for Rock Mechanics and the Japan Society of Engineering Geology, the Organizing Committe is pleased to hold “RMEGV2021: 5th International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology in Volcanic Fields”.
The goals of this workshop are to promote the exchange of ideas and information among civil engineers and geologists regarding serious issues related to volcanic fields, and to find possible solutions to them, as well as to aid in the fusion of Civil Engineering and Geology in terms of applied volcanic science, including construction, environment, groundwater, disasters, and geothermal energy. Many resources can be found in the vicinity of volcanic fields, such as hydro-geothermal energy and groundwater. On the other hand, many natural disasters and other risks to infrastructure construction also exist due to the geoscientific and geotechnical features in these areas. Thus, civil engineers and engineering geologists strive to solve these problems based on the existing data on volcanic fields.
The themes of this workshop include volcanic geology, disasters and their mitigation, resources and energy in volcanic fields, mechanical behavior of volcanic rocks and soils, groundwater and environmental problems in volcanic fields, and geotechnical engineering in volcanic fields. It is our hope that many researchers/engineers involved in applied volcanic science will attend this workshop from all over the world, participate in deeply meaningful discussions, and create new global research connections.