PhD Position in Predicting Induced Seismicity

Fed up with polluted skies? Looking forward to sunny days? Contribute with your
research to address one of the major challenges of the XXI century: achieving
zero emissions to enjoy the blue sky again.

We offer a 3-year PhD position for developing predictive models of induced
seismicity as a result of fluid injection/extraction related to geothermal energy,
geologic carbon storage and subsurface energy storage. The position is related
to the ERC-StG project GEoREST (predictinG EaRthquakES induced by fluid
injecTion) (www.georest.eu), funded by the European Research Council (ERC,
https://erc.europa.eu/). The candidate will perform her/his research at the
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in a collaborative and enthusiastic
environment.

Qualifications and application requirements in the attached .pdf.

PhD Opportunity at The University of Melbourne, Infrastructure Department

PhD opportunities available on following multidisciplinary research topics:

– AI/ML, data-driven and probabilistic methods in: bridge scour predictions, early detection of internal erosion in dams/levees, porous media simulations, geomaterials constitutive behavior and failure predictions, offshore geohazard assessments

– Advanced soil-structure interaction analysis and large-scale testing for complex geo structural systems under extreme events: Impact/collision on retaining structures and piled barrier systems, Seismic behavior of deep foundations and underground structures subjected to liquefaction/lateral spreading

Includes Opportunity to: Receive Scholarships (stipend and fee waiver), Collaborate with industry and researches across other disciplines; Work with academics from leading universities in the US and Canada; Travel for presenting research in conferences/
symposiums

Interested applicants to send CV, transcripts and sample publications (if available) to negin.yousefpour@unimelb.edu.au. First round of scholarship deadline on Aug 28th.

Dr Negin Yousefpour
Doreen Thomas Fellow in Infrastructure Engineering

Webinar: Adaptive Finite Element Methods

The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:

Adaptive Finite Element Methods by Dr Majid Nazem, RMIT University, Australia

Tuesday 1 Sept 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4515941137085/WN_4tFhmI2ISH6Tk6EfWdKbow

6th lecture of the AGERP series on “Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils”

The organising committee of AGERP is pleased to invite you to the 6th lecture of the series, which will be on ‘Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils’. It will be delivered by Professor  Em. Del Fredlund from Uni. of Saskatchewan, Canada and Dr. Murray Fredlund from Bentley Systems, Canada. This is scheduled on 29th August 2020. Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 28th August 2020 (AEST). For further information, please refer to the attached flier.

Dr. Partha Mishra and Professor Sarat DasConvenor, AGERP

PhD positions at UQ (Australia)

Two PhD Scholarships are available at the University of Queensland (Australia) on the study of “Thermo-Mechanical Damage Behavior of Rock Under Polyaxial Stresses” and “Combined Dynamic/Biaxial Compression Failure Mode of Geostructures” for Domestic and Onshore International candidates. See the links below for detail:

Registration for the 2020 ALERT Invited Lecture, PhD Prize and E-School (Reminder)

Dear Alert friends,

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration, the Bureau and the BoD have decided to cancel the ALERT workshop in 2020 — it will take place in 2021 (from September 27 to September 29).

But the Doctoral School, the PhD Prize as well as the Invited Lecture will take place online (via one of the several available platforms for distance teaching).
The doctoral E-School on “Point based numerical methods in geomechanics” is organized by Pr. Manolo Pastor and Pr. Wei Wu (see description). It will take place remotely every morning from September 28th to October 1st.

The PhD prize and the Invited Lecture will take place remotely on Tuesday September 29th, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (CET) for the ALERT PhD prize 2020 and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (CET) for our ALERT Invited lecturer, Pr. Chris Spiers.

All these events are free of charge and available for ALERT and non-ALERT members. However, the registration is mandatory.

It is thus my great pleasure to announce that the registration for the 2020 ALERT Geomaterials events is open now!  After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, you will get an email with the registration data. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Registration is now closed.

Stay healthy,

Frédéric COLLIN, ALERT Director.

Vacant Position-Geotechnical Technical Officer, University of Technology Sydney Australia

The Transport Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney is looking for the Senior Technical Support Officer – Geotechnical (STSO-G).

The culture of the Faculty of Engineering and IT Outreach team has a positive outlook of excellence, connectivity, innovation and responsiveness balanced with compliance with policy and procedure. The Technical Resources team are currently recruiting for a Senior Technical Support Officer (Geotechnical) to join their team. 

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Coming webinars

Webinar: Tracking Time in Crunchy Soft Media

The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar: Tracking Time in Crunchy Soft Media by Professor Itai Einav, University of Sydney

Tuesday 28 July 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found in the attached document. Alternatively, you can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4515941137085/WN_Md5Azcu4Q7qnAc3yWsfbLA

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5th lecture of the AGERP series

“The organising committee of AGERP is pleased to invite you to the 5th lecture of the series, which will be on ‘Geohazards’. It will be delivered by Professor Sarah Springman from ETHZ, Switzerland and Dr. Barnali Ghosh from Mott Macdonald, London. This is scheduled on 14th August 2020. Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture opens at 18:00, 24th July 2020 (AEST) and closes at 00:00, 13th August 2020 (AEST). For further information, please refer to the attached flier.
Dr. Partha Mishra and Professor Sarat DasConvenor, AGERP

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology-Optimisation of Offshore monopile installation

Applications are welcome for a 21-month postdoc position to investigate the optimisation of the monopiles installation process and to study the dynamic behaviour of soil during pile installation using the physical modelling facilities at TU Delft. The work will include design and implementation of advanced instrumentation for physical modelling studies. Test planning and data interpretation will be carried out in close collaboration with industry experts in the framework of BLUE piling project. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and dynamic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with offshore wind geotechnics is also appreciated (but not mandatory).

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link: https://www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft/vacatures/details/?nPostingId=598&nPostingTargetId=632&id=QEZFK026203F3VBQBLO6G68W9&LG=UK&mask=external

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl.

The closing date for the applications is August 9th, 2020.

Available Post Doc and visiting PhD student positions at Prince Sultan University

The Structures and Materials Research Lab at Prince Sultan University is looking for postdocs and 3rd or 4th year Ph.D. students for immediate joining to work in one of the following topics:
Track#1: Structural Engineering 
Track#2: Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering 

For more information:
https://lnkd.in/d7CK2j2.
Candidates need to fill in a research proposal template and upload it with the application. The template can be downloaded from:
https://lnkd.in/dKEFAmH
The application form is filled online at:
https://lnkd.in/dU9miJP