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- MODELING UNSTABLE GAS INFILTRATION THROUGH INITIALLY SATURATED GEOMATERIALS – Centrale Nantes and Université de Liège
The PhD will be carried out at Ecole Centrale de Nantes and Université de Liège under the co-supervision of Giulio SCIARRA, Frédéric COLLIN and Panagiotis KOTRONIS. This file contains all the details about this opportunity, including the project objectives, application process and contact details.To apply, please use this link.
- MULTISCALE STUDY OF THE TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT BEHAVIOR OF CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS – University Grenoble Alpes / 3SR laboratory
A PhD position is currently open at University Grenoble Alpes / 3SR laboratory, for the multiscale study of the temperature-dependent behavior of cement-based materials. This file contains all the details about this opportunity, including the project objectives, application process and contact details.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ University of Cambridge
Applications are invited for a University Assistant/Associate Professor in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering in the Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Group of the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge. A short description of the post can be found here. Informal enquiries regarding the post may be made to Professor Gopal Madabhushi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- MODELLING OF COMPLEX PROCESSES IN GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
2-year position in the newly formed Westlake University in Hangzhou China. The project is focused on creating advanced modeling techniques combining different physics layers, such as fluids, soils, and solids. Experience in computational methods such as Discrete Element Method, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, Particle Finite Element Method, Material Point Method, and related methods is highly desirable. More info on the these websites: research_group , Westlake_University. For further information please send an email to Prof Galindo Torres (email@example.com).
- CENTRIFUGE MODELLING OF GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES MADE WITH CEMENT MODIFIED SOILS (CMS)
Eighteen month post doctoral position at Université Gustave Eiffel. The overall aim of the project is to develop the use of CMS as construction materials for geotechnical structures. The post doctoral research fellow will sepcifically study the mechanical behaviour of geotechnical structures made with cement modified soils using centrifuge test on small-scale models. More information on this website and on this flyer.
- TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering. The call is targeted to ambitious individuals seeking a full-time Assistant Professor position in the Aalto University tenure track system. The vacancy is open at the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering (website). More information on this website.
- PHD POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH (UK)
Engineering solutions for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste requires a challenging combination of knowledge: on one hand, how structures such as tunnels and caverns within a rock mass modify the local/regional stress state, and on the other hand,how these structures respond to in-situ stresses over century to millennium timescales. Applications are invited for a fully-funded (3 years, 8 months) PhD to commence in 1st February 2023, hosted in the Rock Mechanics Laboratory, School of Environment, Geosciences & Geography at the University of Portsmouth. More information in this flyer or on this website.
- COUPLED COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) AND GRANULAR FLOW – The University of Sydney
A funded PhD position is available in the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (SciGEM) at The University of Sydney on heterarchical stochastic modelling of granular media. Applications close 1 January 2023. Please contact Prof.r Itai Einav (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to apply with CV and cover letter.
- FROM GEO-RESOURCES TO ENERGY STORAGE: HOW DO UNDERGROUND LITHOLOGIES RESPOND TO THERMO-MECHANICAL COUPLING? – HWU
The scope of this PhD project is to use different scale observations to model and predict the stability of targeted lithologies in underground complex systems when those are subjected to cyclic TM stress changes over prolonged periods. More information on the project and how to apply in this flyer.
- MODELLING OF WAVE PROPAGATION IN SOILS DUE TO RAIL TRAFFIC – Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology is seeking candidates for a PhD position on the Numerical and Geophysical Modelling of Wave Propagation in Soils due to Rail Traffic. The candidate should have a strong background in numerical modelling and soil mechanics, and have a genuine interest and aptitude for the development, computer implementation and application of numerical and probabilistic-based algorithms. Deadline for applications: 14 January 2023. Further details can be found at this page.
- LOW CARBON CONSTRUCTION OF EARTHWORKS – Teesside University
Teesside University is offering a fully funded PhD opportunity in the field of geotechnics, with the topic “Low carbon construction of earthworks considering suction and three-dimension effects and reuse of waste materials”. The research work involves analytical, numerical and statistical modelling. Therefore, applicant is expected to have good mathematical and programming skills. Applicant is encouraged to contact Dr Huang with a CV, motivational letter and research plan (optional) before making the application. Application deadline is on 01/02/2023 5:00PM (UK time). For details on the position, please refer to this web-page.
A new 4 years PhD-position in the field of Numerical and experimental soil mechanics is available at the University of Innsbruck. This position is advertised as a measure for the promotion of women, therefore only women may apply. Please apply until July 18, 2022 under this website.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Strathclyde University seeks to recruit a talented researcher to a 24-month Research Associate position. The new Associate is required to demonstrate research experience in either Soil Mechanics, Soil Science or Plant Science. More information on this flyer.
Polytechnique Montréal is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in geotechnical engineering.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
– rock mechanics
– physical modeling (large scale or in situ scale)
– experimental soil mechanics
– geomechanics with application to green energy or underground hydrogen and CO2 storage, or geohazard assessment (e.g. rockfalls and landslides)
Full description of the position and the required documents for the application can be found at the following link:
Soft highly organic soils are widespread in the foundation layers of the built environment all over the world. They contain organic matter, roots and fibres, which improve their mechanical response. However, these soils are extremely vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Increasing climatic stresses, such as heat waves, drought, and more frequent intense precipitation accelerate the degradation of organic soils, by increasing their drying and shrinkage rate above the water table and their decomposition rate under water, with gas generation and exsolution. Both these mechanisms, drying and gas exsolution, ultimately contribute to significant land subsidence and reduction in available resistance. Quantifying the geotechnical engineering consequences of seasonally varying loads, including drying-wetting, temperature cycles and degradation, on organic soils is extremely challenging due to the complexity of a proper description of multi-physics gas-liquid-solid interaction. The project aims at deepening the understanding and the modelling of these coupled processes, to mitigate the climate-related hazard in natural soils and to assist in the design of durable innovative green solutions.
The twofold aim of the PhD project is:
– To experimentally investigate the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of organic soils subjected to cycles of environmental (e.g. drying and wetting, temperature) and mechanical loads. Soft soils reinforced with natural and artificial organic fibres will be tested, to quantify the role played by fibres, gas and fabric on their mechanical behaviour.
– To enhance existing constitutive models in order to include the effects of environmental factors such as drying-wetting cycles, temperature cycles and degradation in the prediction of their geotechnical properties.
The PhD candidate will benefit from advanced experimental laboratory facilities including unsaturated triaxial apparatus, biaxial plane strain apparatus, large-scale testing facility, geotechnical centrifuge and imaging facilities already available in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of TU Delft and partner institutions, and the support of experienced technical staff.
More information in the attached document: PhD_position_TU_Delft_TUD01486
The closing date for the applications is 17 October 2021.
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.
La ISSMGE ha istituito il Bright Spark Award per giovani ingegneri geotecnici il cui vincitore sarà invitato a presentare una Special Lecture di 30 minuti durante la XX ICSMGE di Sydney.
A tale scopo l’AGI invita tutti i giovani soci ISSMGE che vogliono candidarsi, ad inviare per email (email@example.com), entro il 30 aprile 2020, il sommario dell’attività di ricerca che intendono eventualmente presentare e il proprio CV.
Sono ammessi candidati fino a 36 anni di età (al 17 settembre 2021).
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