Post-doc position at the University of Warwick

Applications are invited for a full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher position in the area of applied geomechanics at the University of Warwick. The successful applicant will join the Ground Engineering Research Group as a member of research staff and will conduct research on a large multi-disciplinary research project entitled “From Mining Waste to Valuable Resource: New Concepts for a Circular Economy” (MINRESCUE). The work will be conducted under the supervision of the project coordinator Dr Mohammad Rezania.

More details in the attached file.

9th Lecture of AGERP on ‘Energy Geotechnics’

The organising committee of AGERP is pleased to invite you to the 9th installment of the Lecture series, which will be on ‘Energy Geotechnics’. This is scheduled on 30th October 2020 (AEST). Registration (free and mandatory) for this lecture closes at 00:00, 29th October 2020 (AEST). This Lecture will be delivered by Professor Marcelo Sanchez (Texas A&M University, USA) and Dr. Fleur Loveridge (University of Leeds, England).
Further info. and registration (free but mandatory):

For further information, please refer to the attached flier.

Dr. Partha Mishra and Professor Sarat Das,Convenor, AGERP

Webinar Dr. Adrian Mifsud, 28 October 2020

Dear Colleagues,
on Wednesday 28 October 2020, at 15:30 CET, Dr. Adrian Mifsud, lecturer at the University of Malta, Msida, will be deliveringa webinar titled:

The Middle Globigerina Limestone, Malta: A study into the geotechnical characteristics with reference to engineering situations.”

The webinar is organised by the Geotechnical Research Group of DICATECh, Politecnico di Bari, Italy, and will be held on Microsoft Teams. No registration is required, participants can join the event by clicking on the following link:

Please see the attached file for further details.

Geotechnical Advances and Challenges in Urban Development – 2020 AGS Sydney Golden Symposium

Speakers: Prof Robert Mair, Dr Chris Haberfield, Idy Li, Theva Muttuvel and Philippe Vincent

The 21st Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney Chapter will be organised on Friday 13 Nov 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (AEST), fully online.

The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art practices, new research findings and case histories that demonstrate geotechnical advances and challenges in urban development. The organising committee invites papers on geotechnical aspects of urban development, underground structures, restoration of geotechnical structures, innovative and cost-efficient solutions, groundwater modelling and application of smart technologies. The symposium presents an opportunity for professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in geotechnical engineering.

We invite you all to check the Programme and register as webinar attendant at our website

The registration for non members is AU$30.

For further information please contact Ali Parsa:

PhD position on Reversal fatigue of fiber-reinforced concrete (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

The Solid Mechanics Group led by Professor Gonzalo Ruiz in the University of Castilla-La Mancha is looking for hardworking and enthusiastic PhD candidates. The research is to be focused on the numerical modelling or/and experimental study of the reversal —tension/ compression—fatigue behavior of fiber reinforced concrete.

More details in the attached file.

Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, Nancy, France

The Multiscale-Hydro-Geomechanics group of the GeoRessources laborarory, Nancy, France, welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Position for 12 months.

The research involves the study and modeling of hydromechanical couplings during gas migration in saturated clayey rocks at mesoscopic scales.

The position is funded by a CNRS post-doctoral contract and is part of a larger EU project (EURAD) that aims to mobilize academic research on major nuclear-related issues.

Please find further details in the attached file.

PhD Research Position at UPC-CIMNE (Geomechanics group), Barcelona

The Geomechanics group of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (UPC-CIMNE) welcomes applications for a fully funded PhD Research Position for three years, with a possible extension to a fourth year.

The research involves the study and modelling of the thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of argillaceous rocks. The interest on those materials has increased in recent times because they play a key role in many areas of energy geo-engineering. Although argillaceous rocks are very widespread, their THM characteristics are challenging and require further research efforts.

Further details in the attachement.

Postdoc position at Centrale Nantes

Hydro-mechanical instabilities in low permeability geomaterials

The topic deals with the experimental identification of quantitative interactions
between the micro-structure of low permeability geomaterials, the
heterogeneous fluid flow through them and their deformation. In particular
coupled hydro-mechanical instabilities, say couplings between fluid fingering and
strain localization, will be quantitatively investigated.

The study is developed within the framework of the ANR project called
«STOWENG» underground STOrage of reneWable ENergies in low permeability

Starting date: 2021-01-01

More information in the attached file.

E-UNSAT 2020 – online conference 19-21 October 2020

The 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2020–Unsaturated Horizons, supported by TC106 of the ISSMGE, will be next week, from 19 to 21 October 2020, fully online.

130 papers will be presented, focused on traditional geotechnical engineering applications on the domain of unsaturated soils, environmental problems (engineered barriers to protect the environment, the reuse of waste materials, climate stresses, sustainable geotechnical design) and new technologies (energy geotechnics and bio-inspired technologies).

We invite you all to check the Programme and register as webinar attendant at our website

Best regards and keep safe,
Rafaela Cardoso, Cristina Jommi and Enrique Romero
Conference co-chairs