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Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment – 22-24 Gennaio 2019, Villars-sur-Ollon (Svizzera)

The second edition of the Winter School, dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, is coming up and the deadline to register via early bird registration is approaching (October 31st).

The Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment will be held on January 22nd-24th 2019, 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 of 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”.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following e-mail address: gete-school@epfl.ch

Lyesse Laloui and Alessio Ferrari
Directors of the Winter School
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL 

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ALERT Geomaterials – Newsletter

Segnaliamo la possibilità di iscriversi alla newsletter di ALERT (Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology) tramite l’apposito modulo del sito http://alertgeomaterials.eu/ .

The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT) “Geomaterials” has been created in 1989 by Roberto Nova, Manuel Pastor, Ian Smith, Peter Vermeer, Olek Zienkiewicz and Félix Darve as a pioneering (at that time!) effort to develop a European School of Thinking in the field of the Mechanics of Geomaterials. The generic name “Geomaterials” is viewed as gathering together materials, whose mechanical behaviour depends on the pressure level, which can be dilatant under shearing and which are multiphase because of their porous structure. So, the “geomaterials” label brings together mainly soils, rocks and concrete. It has been obvious from the very beginning that there is a crucial need for a joint Graduate School in order to build firmly this European scientific group in the Mechanics of Geomaterials, in close link with the doctoral students.

The main areas of interest are
– micromechanics and constitutive modelling for geomaterials
– engineering, failure, strain localisation and instabilities
– large scale computations for geomaterials and geostructures
– integrity of geostructures and inverse analysis in geomechanics
– environmental geomechanics and durability of geomaterials

The core activity represents the annual meeting with ALERT Workshop and ALERT Doctoral School.

Maggiori informazioni su: http://alertgeomaterials.eu/

Borse di dottorato presso University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – UK (scadenza 25/10/2018)

Il  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering dell’University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland, UK) offre due posizioni di dottorato sui seguenti temi:

1) Clay micromechanics: from experimental  evidence at the nano/micro scale to particle-scale modelling via Discrete Element Method

2) Engineering  vegetation to stabilise geotechnical structures: developing open-air portable laboratory to design vegetation-based remedial measures

Durata: 3 anni
Borsa: £1230/mese
Scadenza della domanda: 25 ottobre 2018

La data di inizio è prevista tra gennaio e febbraio 2019. Si richiede un voto di laurea non inferiore a 104/110 (possibilmente 110/110). Per ulteriori informazioni, contattare il Prof. Alessandro Tarantino (alessandro.tarantino@strath.ac.uk)

15 PhD vacancies (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher positions) available at MATHEGRAM

MATHEGRAM is an MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU.

Granular materials, such as soils, agricultural seeds, metallic and ceramic powders, and pharmaceutical powders, are common in nature and have many industrial applications. They possess unique physical properties and a complicated flow behaviour. MATHEGRAM aims to improve our understanding of the thermomechanical behaviour of granular materials.

MATHEGRAM is now recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). Each ESR will work at a beneficiary institute with a 36-month employment contract and will register as a PhD at a European University within the MATHEGRAM network or affiliated universities. Each ESR will also receive additional training at the network level and undergo secondments at academic and/or non-academic MATHEGRAM partners.

More information at: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/338785

Dottorato FERIA Università di Napoli Parthenope

È stato bandito il concorso di ammissione al Dottorato di Ricerca (XXXIV Ciclo) in “Fenomeni e Rischi Ambientali (FERIA)”.

Tale dottorato è gestito congiuntamente dal Dipartimento di Ingegneria e dal Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope. Nel Collegio dei Docenti sono presenti due professori di Geotecnica.

Il bando è reperibile sul sito web dell’Ateneo Parthenope (https://www.uniparthenope.it/bando/bando-dottorato-xxxiv-ciclo)

La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il giorno 27 agosto 2018.

PhD position at University of Strathclyde (UK) – October 2018

Title: The hydraulic control of the rhizosphere on rainfall-induced fast-moving shallow landslides
Duration: 3 years
Start date: 01/10/2018 (later date can be negotiated)
Eligibility: Applications from Home/Rest of UK/EU applicants & First Class Honours (or equivalent)
Where: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Supervisor: Professor Alessandro Tarantino

Maggiori dettagli alla pagina: http://alertgeomaterials.eu/2018/07/phd-position-at-the-university-of-strathclyde/

Ph.D. Scolarship at Newcastle University

Dr Yilin Gui is looking for candidates who could be interested in a PhD scholarship in Newcastle.

This doctoral project is about the development of a thermo-hydro-mechanical model capable of describing the effect of CO2 intermittent injection and expansion on the stability of a wellbore. The project starts from September 2018 and it lasts for 3.5 years. The closing date for submitting the application is the 13th of July.

For more information, the advertisement of the project is at the following link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKI411/phd-studentship-in-engineering-wellbore-stability-for-carbon-sequestration-in-geological-formations/

L’Associazione

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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