Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize Winners 2017

The Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2017 was granted to Anne-Catherine Dieudonné from Université de Liège (Belgium) and to Xiusong Shi from Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). The award ceremony and the presentation of the theses took place during the workshop in Aussois this year.

As every year, information on the chosen PhD(‘s) thesis/theses can be found on the corresponding website.

ComGeo IV – Deadline extension

The last date for electronic submission of one-page abstracts for the forthcoming ComGeo IV has been extended to November 20, 2017. Abstracts in the MS Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats should be submitted to with a copy to and

ComGeo series of Symposia is a sequel to the long running Numerical Models in geomechanics (NUMOG) and aims to report and discuss latest developments in Computational Geomechanics. We have already received contributions from a number of prominent researchers including most of the members of the Scientific Committee. For more detailed information, please visit the ComGeo IV website at

PhD scholarship in Micromechanical Analysis of Swelling and Compressibility of Clay

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites interested candidates for a PhD position in a research project related with the analysis of the micromechanical behaviour of soil/rock material with high clay mineral content. The position is affiliated with the Section of Geotechnics and Geology.

For more information, please see the corresponding website.