Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2017 is open!


The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2017 is open now! Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Link to the registration form.

The deadline for the registration is the September 18th! The accomodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin“ is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois!

ALERT Poster Session 2017

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in October 2-4, 2017 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinators Nadia Benahmed ( or Claudio Gavagnin ( using the attached abstract form (doc template). The deadline for the abstracts submission is September 1, 2017. No abstract will be accepted after this date.

Call for Papers — Themed Issue of the journal Environmental Geotechnics

A themed issue of Environmental Geotechnics on shallow geothermal energy for  buildings and infrastructure is planned for 2018. Engineering practitioners and researchers engaged in relevant topics (see the attachment for details) are invited to submit abstracts by 31 July 2017. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017.

The details can be found in the attachment.

Reminder: Free doctoral school on ecoconstruction — Deadline for registration 16.07.

The Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour ( and the “Marie Curie” Network TERRE ( are organizing a doctoral school on the theme “Recent trends in the ecoconstruction of buildings”, which will be open free of charge to all those interested. The school will take place on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Anglet, next to the touristic city of Biarritz on the French Basque Coast. Continue reading

Research Associate: In situ imaging of shale fracture and geomechanics

There is a Post Doctoral post available performing ‘/In situ/ imaging of shale fracture and geomechanics’, based at the Harwell Campus in the Research Complex at Harwell, adjacent to Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron. The information on the position can be found on the following website:

The deadline for applications is 13.July 2017.

Faculty position in the area of Rock Mechanics at PUC, Chile

The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Rock Mechanics. The appointment will be jointly affiliated with the Department of Structural & Geotechnical Engineering (DIEG) and the Department of Mining Engineering (DIM).

For more information, see the corresponding website.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering/Geomechanics at the University of Sydney

Applications are invited for appointment to a continuing position at either lectureship or senior lectureship level (levels B or C) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

The deadline for application is 30th August 2017 11:30 pm Sydney time. Continue reading

iRALL School 2017 – Application Open for PhD students and Young Doctors

“iRALL” The International Research Association on Large Landslides, offers annually a 2 weeks high-level course, the “*iRALL School*”, focusing on investigation, analysis, and management of large landslides for Ph.D students and doctors/postdocs from all over the world, with international experts on the research of large landslides as teaching staff. Continue reading

International Symposium on micro to macro mathematical modelling in soil mechanics

The international symposium on micro to macro mathematical modelling in soil mechanics will be held in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on May 29 – June 01, 2018, at the Department of Civil, Energy, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICEAM) at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria.

Further detailed information about the Symposium can be found in the attached flyer and will appear on the web page of the Symposium