PhD position Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering

A PhD position is available in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the “Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering”. The area of research is Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of soil behavior during freezing and thawing processes.

Please see the advertisement for further details.

Applications are possible until 21th of March 2018.

Job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics”

The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, announces the job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics” (see attached file).

For the open position, we are looking for candidatures of scientists who have their focus on fundamental research in soil mechanics, on experimental research using the existing extensive laboratory facilities and on topics of environmental research in geotechnics.

International applications of persons who currently do not speak German are very welcome, assuming there is a willingness to learn the language and lecture in German after a period of two years.

Applications are possible until 8th of April 2018.

Géotechnique Letters journal will publish a themed issue

The journal Géotechnique Letters will publish a themed issue on Latest Findings on Micro to Macro Mechanics of Geomaterials (see attached pdf for further information)

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 April 2018
Communication of accepted abstracts: 10 May 2018
Paper submission deadline: 30 October 2018
First reply of the peer review: 20 December 2018

ALERT Poster session 2018

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in October 1-3, 2018 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 ( and Antoine Wautier ( using the attached abstract form (Template). The deadline for the abstracts submission is September 1, 2018. No abstract will be accepted after this date.

VIIІ International Geomechanics Conference. 2 to 6 July 2018. Varna, Bulgaria.

The Scientific and technical union of mining, geology and metallurgy in Bulgaria is the fundamental organizer of the VIIІ International Geomechanics Conference. The Conference will be held from 2 to 6 July 2018, at International House of Scientists “Fr. J. Curie”, Resort “St. St. Constantine and Elena”, Varna, Bulgaria.

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Positions in Geomechanics and Porous Media research group at University Pau & Pays Adour

Available opening positions in Geomechanics and
Porous Media research group at University Pau & Pays Adour, Basque Coast Campus, Anglet, France:

– 2 PhD positions
– 1 postdoctoral position (1 year)
– 1 faculty position (Tenure-track Junior chair / Assistant Professor  – 5 years)

Details can be found in the website

China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Vienna 13-16 August 2018

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the China-Europe Conference on geotechnical Engineering, in Vienna, 13-16 August 2018. There will be a large delegation from China including Hongkong and Taiwan, Europe and beyond. Please find the invitation bulletin for this conference in the attachment.

Please note that the abstracts are due on the 31st December, 2017. Abstracts can be uploaded via the conference website. The conference proceedings will be published in “Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering”.

More information on the conference is available at the website