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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.

Nono Premio AGI-IGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Associazione Geotecnica Italiana, con il contributo dei soci collettivi AGI-IGS, ha bandito il Nono Premio Nazionale AGI-IGS.  Il premio di 1300 Euro sarà consegnato dall’AGI-IGS all’estensore della migliore tesi di laurea magistrale o di dottorato, discussa dopo il primo gennaio 2018, dedicata a un tema correlato all’uso di geosintetici e prodotti affini nell’Ingegneria Geotecnica.
Scadenza per la presentazione della domanda di partecipazione:  25 Settembre 2020. 

La consegna del Premio avverrà durante il Prossimo Convegno Nazionale sui Geosintetici che si svolgerà a Bologna, nell’ambito del SAIE, il giorno giovedì 15 ottobre 2020.

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Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology – Numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction

Applications are welcome for a 2.5-years postdoc position on the numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction in offshore wind turbines at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). The research work will include development, set-up and calibration of 3D FE monopile models, in combination with advanced constitutive modelling of cyclic sand behaviour. Design of the numerical simulation programme, and validation of obtained results, will be carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists and industry experts. The new knowledge gained from combined physical and numerical modelling will be oriented towards the formulation and implementation of a new engineering p-y model for the analysis of large-diameter monopiles in sand under cyclic loading.

Full description of the position and instructions for applicants can be found using the following link:
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/290879/post-doctoral-researcher-in-numerical-modelling-of-cyclic-soil-monopile-interaction/

For more information please contact Dr. Federico Pisanò: F.Pisano@tudelft.nl, or Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl .

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2020. Preferred starting date is November 1st, 2020.

Postdoc position at Institute of Radiation protection and nuclear safety (Fontenay Aux Roses, France)

Applications are welcomed for a 18 months postdoc position in IRSN (Institute of Radiation protection and nuclear safety, Fontenay Aux Roses – France + several stays in Barcelona – Spain) to investigate gas migration in natural and swelling clays. Further information on this position can be found in the attached document.

The work proposed in this post-doctoral fellowship is divided into two parts and consists mainly in working on the characterization of the microstructure of clay materials and their relationship to gas migration. The first part is on the impact of gas migration of the HM behavior of bentonite pellet-powder mixtures. The second part proposed concerns the image analysis tools of microtomography  to improve the segmentation of low contrast grey level areas and the morphological descriptors construction to be able to generate equivalent synthetic structures.

Postdoc position in geomechanics at ENTPE-LTDS (Lyon, France)

Multi-scale behaviour and damage of heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations.

The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rock, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Applications are welcome from PhDs graduated in the areas of civil, mechanical, and materials engineering, or geosciences. PhDs in geomechanics / geotechnics are mostly welcome.

Applications should be submitted before the end of April 2020. Contact: Benoît Pardoen (benoit.pardoen@entpe.fr). —>  Link to description

Post-doc position at the Mechanics and Energy Laboratory of Northwestern University

The Mechanics and Energy Laboratory (MEL) of Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) is welcoming applications for a post-doctoral research position.

The MEL develops research activities addressing fundamental and applied problems centered on the mechanics of geomaterials and structural systems. The ultimate goal of these activities is to develop competence serving the achievement of efficient energy harvesting and storage applications, the development of resilient structures and infrastructures, the prevention or mitigation of natural hazards, and the establishment of built environments that can adapt their features to meet human activity needs.

The selected post-doctoral researcher will push the current knowledge boundaries about the multiphysical properties and behavior of geomaterials subjected to electrical current flows, by means of experimental laboratory investigations and coupled theoretical analyses, from the microscopic to the macroscopic scales.

Please contact Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria (af-rottaloria@northwestern.edu) for more information about this position and the MEL. This call closes on February 25th, 2020.

Further information on this position can be found in the attached document.

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology-Centrifuge modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction

Applications are welcome for a 2-year postdoc position to investigate the cyclic soil-monopile interaction using geotechnical centrifuge. The successful candidate will investigate the cyclic behaviour of small-scale monopile models in sandy soil, both dry and saturated, using two geotechnical centrifuge facilities at TU Delft and Deltares. 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 cyclic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link:
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/288650/post-doctoral-researcher-in-physical-modelling-of-cyclic-soil-monopile-interaction/apply/#apply

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl, or Dr. Federico Pisanò: F.Pisano@tudelft.nl.

The closing date for the applications is February 1st, 2020.

Ottava edizione dell’IGS Student Award

L’AGI-IGS, chapter italiano dell’International Geosynthetics Society, in occasione dell’ottava edizione dell’IGS Student Award bandisce l’avvio del processo di selezione per l’assegnazione del premio “IGS Student Award – 2020”.
Il premio, che per questa edizione verrà assegnato durante la conferenza EuroGeo 7 (https://eurogeo7.org/) che si terrà a Varsavia (Polonia) dal 6 al 9 Settembre 2020, è stato istituito per diffondere tra i giovani studenti di ingegneria geotecnica e ambientale di tutto il mondo la conoscenza e migliorare la comunicazione e la comprensione sul mondo dei geosintetici e sulle tecnologie ad essi associate.
Il premio consiste nella partecipazione gratuita alla conferenza EuroGeo 7 e in un assegno di 1’000 USD che servirà a coprire le spese di viaggio e di vitto/alloggio sostenute dal vincitore/vincitrice per partecipare alla conferenza ed esporre il proprio lavoro redatto sotto forma di technical paper.
I candidati devono essere stati studenti di laurea triennale, magistrale o di dottorato durante il periodo 2016-2019.
I concorrenti devono far pervenire la domanda, precisando:

1.  curriculum vitae del/della candidato/a;
2.  una pagina in formato A4, con titolo, testo e illustrazioni (massimo 2 figure) della nota (in lingua inglese) dedicata ad un tema correlato all’ingegneria con geosintetici;
3.  recapiti (indirizzo, telefono, cellulare e e-mail);
4.  indicazione di un “tutor” di riferimento.
La candidatura deve essere presentata via e-mail all’AGI (agi@associazionegeotecnica.it) entro il 30 Novembre 2019.

Il vincitore del premio sarà designato da una apposita commissione costituita dal Presidente dell’AGI, dal Presidente dell’AGI-IGS e da un membro del Consiglio Direttivo AGI-IGS.
Il candidato vincitore sarà tenuto a redigere la nota tecnica secondo il formato previsto dalla conferenza EuroGeo 7 entro il 12 Gennaio 2020.

Postdoctoral Position in Rock Mechanics at University of Lorraine (France)

Applications are welcomed for a Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, University of Lorraine (France). He/she will notably collaborate to the CIGEO research project of Andra and should design and supervise experimental tests for characterizing thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behavior of argillaceous rocks.

Duration: 1 year (renewable).

More information in the attachment (download).

Opportunity for PhD studies on Unsaturated Geomaterials and Contaminant Transport at Monash University (Melbourne)

Three scholarships are available for PhD studies commencing in 2019. The scholarships will provide support for three years on a full-time basis for a research project leading to a PhD.

Project 1: the project aims at developing an experimentally validated theory of the behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) under high temperatures and salt gradients that will lead to a significant improvement in the understanding of their hydraulic behaviour. The PhD will focus on the evaluation of temperature effects, wet/dry cycles salt gradients and stress changes on the water retention curves (WRCs) of geosynthetic clay liners.

Project 2 (2 scholarships): the project will focus on contaminant transport through lining systems. Particular emphasis will be given to chemical compatibility issues between a suite of emerging contaminants (PFAS, etc.) and soil and geosynthetic liners. This project aims at providing practitioners with better tools to estimate the design life of hydraulic barriers systems.

Applicants should have an Honours 1 or First Class Honours Degree in Engineering or Science and an interest in analytical/numerical and experimental research. The scholarship value is A$28,500  per annum, with the possibility of a top-up depending on academic standing and/or experience. The potential for further earning is also possible through tutoring.

For further information, contact Prof. Malek Bouazza, at malek.bouazza@monash.edu. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a copy of academic transcript, evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only) names and contact details of at least two academic referees should be sent to the above email address.

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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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