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Mediterranean Lecture – Prof. Vassilis Marinos – Napoli 15 giugno 2022

I terreni a struttura complessa costituiscono una delle sfide irrisolte dell’ingegneria geotecnica. Su questo tema, e in particolare sulla loro interazione con le infrastrutture, il prof. Vassilis Marinos, dell’Università di Atene (NTUA), vice Presidente di IAEG, terrà la prima “Mediterranean Lecture”, ideata per creare un ponte scientifico-culturale fra l’Italia e gli altri Paesi del Mediterraneo. L’evento, in programma per il 15 giugno 2022 alle ore 10.30, sarà ospitato dal Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II e sarà trasmesso on-line. La partecipazione è libera. Maggiori informazioni sull’evento e sulle modalità di partecipazione in questo flyer e in questa pagina.

Research Assistant/Associate at Newcastle University (UK)

Applications are invited for a post of Research Assistant/Research Associate, in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University (UK) in the area of computational geotechnics. The successful applicant will join the ACHILLES Programme at Newcastle University to carry out high-quality research on infrastructure embankments and the impacts of climate change.


The application is open until the 18th May 2021.

Assistant or Associate Professor – Civil and Environmental Engineering (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary tenure‐track appointment in Engineering and Northern Development at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2021.

The candidate will be expected to have technical capacities to engage in research supporting the convergent problems of resource industry sustainability, northern development, and resilient infrastructure for northern communities in a changing climate. In‐line with the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, training of indigenous students and professionals, and respectfully interacting with northern communities to increase Northern Canada’s technical knowledge base will be an important component of this position.

The research focus should complement existing strengths in the department. Research areas may include but are not limited to: buildings, transportation corridors, and other infrastructure in zones of climate‐ driven permafrost thaw; mine site reclamation; soft soil engineering; and water‐permafrost‐infrastructure interactions. Expertise in monitoring soils and infrastructure in the field would be desirable. Experience and/or a strong interest in working in Northern Canada and with Indigenous communities would be an asset.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Engineering and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.


Sessione speciale su Physical and Numerical Modelling of Landslide-Structure-Interaction – 3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2021)

Vi segnaliamo una Sessione Speciale ad ICONHIC 2021 dal titolo: Physical and Numerical Modelling of Landslide-Structure-Interaction (LSI) organizzata da Sabatino Cuomo, Marco Martinelli, Vikas Thakur, Clarence Choi.

Ulteriori informazioni nell’allegato: Physical-and-Numerical-Modelling-of-Landslide-Structure-Interaction-LSI
e all’indirizzo: https://iconhic.com/2021/session/physical-and-numerical-modelling-of-landslide-structure-interaction-lsi/

La terza International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2021) è prevista per il 22-24 giugno 2021 ad Atene.

Sito web della conferenzaiconhic.com/2021

3rd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, 22 – 24 June 2021, Athens (Greece)

La terza International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2021) è prevista per il 22-24 giugno 2021 ad Atene (Grecia).

Il Comitato Scientifico ricorda che la scadenza della call for abstracts è il 25 ottobre 2020, nell’auspicio che la conferenza si tenga come da programma a giugno 2021 ad Atene o venga tutt’al più rinviata al 2022 in caso di impedimenti dovuti al COVID-19.

Locandina/Call for abstractsAbstracts_flyer_ICONHIC2021

Per maggiori informazioniiconhic.com/2021

Founded in 2016, the conference emerged in response to the ever-growing need for a landmark event that will gather together a broad field of expertise, aiming to prevent and reduce the risk of extreme natural events and their aftermaths on infrastructure. Sponsored by international industrial partners and institutions, who worked hand-in-hand with the academia to deliver an event that fosters collaboration between different stakeholders, ICONHIC2016 and ICONHIC2019 attracted a large number of attendees from all over the world, coming from exceptionally diverse technical or business backgrounds, with one overarching goal: to prepare within the constantly changing and highly uncertain environmental conditions and develop future-ready societies, able to reduce risk & manage disruption.

Following its evolution philosophy, the ICONHIC 2021 edition ventures the step forward: to build upon facilitative dialogue and strong synergies and propose an informed and realistic course of action against catastrophic natural events.

TUST Special Issue “Building and infrastructure response to ground movement: bridging the gap between geotechnical and structural modelling of SSI”

Carissimi colleghi,
vi segnaliamo che la rivista Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology ospiterà un numero speciale dal titolo “Building and infrastructure response to ground movement: bridging the gap between geotechnical and structural modelling of SSI“, a cui molti di voi potrebbero essere interessati.

Maggiori informazioni possono essere reperite al seguente indirizzo:

Le date principali sono le seguenti:
· scadenza per l’invio dei sommari (massimo 400 parole) – 15 Settembre 2020
· scadenza per l’invio degli articoli – 15 Dicembre 2020
· comunicazione della decisione finale – 15 Maggio 2021
· data presunta di pubblicazione del numero speciale – 15 Agosto 2021

Sperando in una vostra numerosa partecipazione, vi salutiamo cordialmente
Daniela Boldini, Andrea Franza e Giulia Viggiani
Guest Editors of the TUST Special Issue

PhD and Postdoc positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Geotechnics research group in Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, is looking for PhD students and  Postdoctoral Researchers in Infrastructure Geotechnics (max. two positions each). The applicants are expected to be passionate about introducing/developing the state-of-the-art of modelling and testing of coupled processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical) into geotechnical engineering. The current research projects in infrastructure geotechnics include application of deep mixing under road and railway embankments and bottom support of excavations, as well as modelling natural and man-made slopes etc. These are problems where the coupling of mechanical, hydraulic and thermal response, as well as soil-structure interaction, is important. The applicants are expected to engage with industry, to create innovative solutions for major stakeholders. In parallel with research,  the applicants are expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate or Masters level (typically max. 10%-20% of their time), with focus on Geotechnical Engineering. The positions are temporary research positions (4-5 years for PhD, 2 years for Postdoc), fully funded by external research projects.

More information on the positions and how to apply:
PhD student positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics:
Postdoc positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics:

2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, Chania (Greece), 23-26 June 2019 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, Chania, Crete Island (Greece), 23-26 June 2019.

Call for abstracts. Submission deadline: extended to 10 October 2018.



-Aging Infrastructure and future Earthquakes
-Seismic Design of Foundations
-Ground Failure & Liquefaction
-Seismic Isolation & Energy Dissipation Devices
-Earthquake or Flood induced Landslides
-Landslides Prevention & Mitigation


-Urban Drainage Infrastructure
-Natural & Engineered Defenses
-Storm Surges, Tsunamis and Sea Level Rise
-Strong Winds, Storms, Hurricanes & Cyclones
-Impact of Extreme Weather on Infrastructure
-Drought impacts on Infrastructure Service


-Hazard Prediction, Warning & Management
-Strengthening Tools & Mitigation Strategies
-Remote sensing for natural disasters
-Life-Cycle Management of Infrastructure
-Resilience of infrastructure networks
-Towards Adaptive Infrastructure

Special Sessions & Workshops: organized by experts on a variety of hot topics , they will include theme talks by distinguished lecturers, paper presentations and round-table discussions.

CONTACT: secretary@iconhic.com      www.iconhic.com/2019


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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