12 HSTAM2019 International Congress on Mechanics in memory of Ioannis Vardoulakis

The organizers of the 12 HSTAM2019 International Congress on Mechanics Profs. Euripides Papamichos, George Manolis and Vlasis Koumousis would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Congress which is planned for 22-25 September in Thessaloniki, Greece

The conference is dedicated to the memory of late Professor Ioannis Vardoulakis on the occasion of 10th years from his death in recognition of his contributions and achievements in Mechanics. A special session in honor of Professor Vardoulakis is organized by Professors Panos Papanastasiou (University of Cyprus) and Ioannis Stefanou (Ecole des Ponts, Paris Tech, France).

Abstract submission is open until 30 December 2018.

Please visit the website of the congress  www.12hstam2019.gr for more information and a list of the specialized Mini-Symposia that you can submit your abstract including the Special Session for Prof. Ioannis Vardoulakis.

Mini symposium: micromechanics of rock deformation and its impact on rock-fluid system interactions

A mini symposium, entitled ‘Micromechanics of rock deformation and its impact on rock-fluid system interactions’, is organised by Elli-Maria Charalampidou, Sergei Stanchits and Francesco Cecinato during the 12th HSTAM 2019 International Congress on Mechanics, which will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) from the 22nd to the 25th of September 2019.

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Post-doctoral grant within the I&D Project CEN-DynaGEO

A call is open to award one post-doctoral grant within the I&D Project CEN-DynaGEO – Coupled Experimental and Numerical Approaches Toward Reliable Dynamic Characterization of Geomaterials, PTDC/EAM-GTC/29923/2017, funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). The recipient is expected to conduct research in the field of Computational Geomechanics at the University of Lisbon.

Important information from the publisher: The application site is currently experiencing glitches. If you are unable to access it, please write me an email at dragos.moldovan@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

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Postdoc position in geomechanics at UGA (France) on inherent rock heterogeneity using a double scale numerical approach

The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rock, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale. The research will be based on multi-scale
approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). The postdoc position is available at 3SR Laboratory (P. Bésuelle, CNRS, UGA).

Applications should be submitted by emailing a CV together with the academic grades (detail of marks) to the supervisor Pierre Bésuelle

More information in the attached document.

Position: Geotechnical Research Engineer (PLAXIS)

Location:  Plaxis, Delft
Position Summary:

The Research Engineer will be responsible for the necessary applied (analytical and numerical) research, specification, documentation, verification and validation of PLAXIS features, related to the use of the software in various practical applications in soils and rocks. Part of the activities of the Research Engineer will involve programming in Fortran, C, C++ or Python.

For further details of the job description, please click on the link

Research scientist position in the Neutron and X-ray Tomography in Grenoble (NeXT-Grenoble)

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international centre for scientific research situated in Grenoble, France. It is Europe’s leading neutron science facility. We receive over 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a Research Scientist (f/m) in neutron imaging.

NeXT-Grenoble (Neutron and X-ray Tomography in Grenoble) was born in 2016 from the collaboration between the ILL, world-leading institution in neutron-based techniques (also thanks to its flux, the most intense in the world with its 1.5E15 neutrons per second per cm2, with a thermal power of 58.3 MW) and Universite Grenoble Alpes through Laboratoire 3SR, leading center in the experimental investigation of porous media and geomaterials.

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Assistant Professor in the area of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure and Systems

The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) in the area of Civil Engineering, with emphasis on infrastructure and systems. We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to teaching. The rapid growth of population and megacities requires sustainable and resilient infrastructure, posing significant scientific and technological challenges to be tackled by the most innovative research. The MCE department is seeking applications in all areas that are synergistic to civil engineering, infrastructure and systems. The search is aimed at the assistant professor level.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application at: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/mce

Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field.

Questions about the application process may be directed to ceis@caltech.edu

2nd level specializing master in “Tunnel Engineering”. Politecnico di Milano

In March 2019, the II edition of the 2nd level specializing master in “Tunnel Engineering” will be activated at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. The Director is Professor Claudio di Prisco. The master is open to candidates who have a Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering. For foreign applicants, the master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications. The deadline for the application is 13th February 2019.

Information about the course and the application can be found on the master course website and master leaflet

Research assistantship opening in modelling of large deformation poroplasticity

The Computational Mechanics lab at University of Illinois at Chicago has a research assistantship opening for a PhD student or postdoc in the area of modelling of large deformation poroplasticity. The ideal candidate has experience and interest in continuum constitutive modelling for geomaterial plasticity and coupled fluid flow and solid deformation, and programming experience. The models will be input into a meshfree code for very large deformation, but the emphasis of this research will be the constitutive modelling and numerical implementation. Applicants should send a CV (include GRE and, if applicable, TOEFL/IELTS scores) and a list of at least 3 references to Professor Craig Foster at fosterc@uic.edu.