Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2019 (Reminder)

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The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2019 is open now! Find the preliminary program of the Workshop and school here. 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 accommodation 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 2019 (Reminder)

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in September 30 – October 2, 2019 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 (nadia.benahmed@irstea.fr) and Antoine Wautier (antoine.wautier@irstea.fr) using the attached abstract form (Template).

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Geotechnical Engineering Grade 7/8/9 (updated links)

Applications are welcome from those with a experienced and recognised research background in Geotechnical Engineering. You will have research experience in an academic (or industrial research) environment, including a relevant publication record in leading international journals and evidence of ability in attracting external research funding from a range of funding sources. Candidates who can actively contribute to research in computational and applied geotechnics will be favourably assessed.

You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, preferably within the broad area of Civil Engineering. Teaching commitments can be expected at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with contributions to the Department’s current and future degree programmes. Your enthusiasm in research should therefore be accompanied by a commitment and competence in teaching at both UG and PG levels.

Closing Date: 18 September 2019

Full description of the position and details of how to apply can be found at: recruiting website (updated link)

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Kristian Krabbenhoft: krkr@liverpool.ac.uk

Assistant Professors (tenure track) / Associate Professors in Civil and Structural Engineering

The Department of Engineering (ENG) of Aarhus University (AU) is looking for several innovative and visionary tenure track Assistant Professors or Associate Professors in Civil and Structural Engineering. Within the last two years, eight new faculty researchers have been recruited to our Civil Engineering section, and we are now looking to further expand, based on our ambitious strategic investment in a five-year recruitment plan to place the university in direct competition with the global engineering elite. Therefore, Aarhus University is seeking researchers driven with vision, innovations, and technologies for the future, to join and expand our existing research environment in Civil Engineering. Read more about the position here: https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/assistant-professors-tenure-track-associate-professors-in-civil-and-structural-engineering/

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Multi Scale Modelling of Geomaterials

3 year position in the newly formed Westlake Institute for Advance Study in Hangzhou China. Competitive salary ranging from 250k to 350k RMB per year, depending on experience, as well as relocation expenses. The project is focused on creating advanced modelling techniques for the complex physics present in geomechanics problems. Researchers with PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are welcome to apply. Experience in computational methods such as Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, Particle Finite Element Method, Material Point Method and related methods is also highly desirable.

The Westlake Institute for Advance Study is a newly formed university with great support from the local government as well as the private sector. For more information about the Institute please visit its website
https://www.wias.org.cn/english/.

For information regarding this position please see this link
https://www.wias.org.cn/english/JOINUS/PostDoctor/201907/t20190729_2391.shtml

Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Uncertainty at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Uncertainty (tenure track). The position is proposed to investigate soil mechanical material behaviour accounting for uncertainties relating to, for example, measurements, statistics, transformation from measured to derived properties, and external (including environmental) loadings. It takes into consideration the random, spatial and systematic components of uncertainty, as well as uncertainties relating to the cross-correlations of material properties and multi-physical couplings, and develops new solutions to better control and reduce the geotechnical uncertainty and risk in geotechnical assessments and construction processes.

The closing date for applications is 7 October 2019.

More information can be found in the attachment.

Assistant Professor of Geo-Monitoring and Data Analytics at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Geo-Monitoring and Data Analytics (tenure track). The position is proposed to develop advanced knowledge of the response of geostructures from data analytics, and improve current life-cycle design and assessment models. This requires an understanding of how climate change and increasing demographic pressure impact the life cycle of critical geostructures, and of how to extract relevant geotechnical information from multi-year and multiscale data streams.

The closing date for applications is 7 October 2019.

More information can be found in the attachment.

Post-doctoral researcher opportunity at the University of Nottingham, UK

The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) will be undertaking a large multi-disciplinary project related to the investigation of the future use of made-ground consisting of coal-mining spoil with a focus on the geotechnical, sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and long-term management challenges. The project, named Sustainable Use of Mining Waste Dumps (SUMAD), is funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and includes project partners from across Europe. The project will run until the end of June 2022. Note that this is a separate position from the recently advertised job at the NCG for the RAFF research project.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in physical modelling and element scale testing to join our group. The main role of this appointee will involve performing small-scale physical modelling under increased gravity conditions (N-g) using the Nottingham geotechnical centrifuge. As such, the successful candidate should have a background in designing and conducting laboratory based experimental programmes. The research will also include involvement and input into the development of numerical models (performed by a separate researcher), therefore some background in the use of numerical modelling codes for geotechnical analysis would be beneficial.

Further details can be found at the link below.

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG256219

Session on Instabilities and multi-physical processes in geomaterials in AGU Fall Meeting 2019

A session on Instabilities and multi-physical processes in geomaterials (Session ID: 81743) is going to be held at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting on 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco. Abstract submissions are open and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 31 July at 23:59 EDT.

https://www2.agu.org/fall-meeting

We look forward to receiving your abstract.

Session Description:
There is an increasing understanding in the scientific community that multi-physical mechanisms are present and fundamental to understand the behavior of Geomaterials at natural conditions. When at depth for example, high temperatures and pressures can activate different coupled mechanisms at the origin of instabilities like strain localization, fracture, etc. In addition, the high velocities reached during seismic slips also involve various mechanisms that are difficult to observe and understand. Finally, operational Geomechanics for energy extraction and storage are increasingly facing challenges that require multi-physical considerations to be solved. Examples include unconventional energy production, Geothermal, CO2 storage and nuclear waste disposal, with particular emphasis required in studying the interaction of a fluid with Geomaterials in chemically active conditions. In this session we aim at convening contributions dealing with all (numerical, theoretical, experimental, in-situ) aspects of geomaterials, emphasizing the role of multi-physical effects in the response and stability of Geomaterials.

Hadrien Rattez, Duke University
Manolis Veveakis, Duke University