PhD scholarship in Micromechanical Analysis of Swelling and Compressibility of Clay

The Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites interested candidates for a PhD position in a research project related with the analysis of the micromechanical behaviour of soil/rock material with high clay mineral content. The position is affiliated with the Section of Geotechnics and Geology.

For more information, please see the corresponding website.

PhD position at the University Grenoble Alpes in France

The following PhD position (initially announced here: is still open:

A PhD position is available at the University Grenoble Alpes in France on “Micro-macro modelling by the method of discrete elements (DEM) of the long-term behaviour of shaft seals under hydraulic-gas loading”.

For more details on the project, the job description and the application procedure, please see the attached pdf.

SoilModels, the Successor of the Project

Since 2007, the website has been reached by thousands of geotechnical engineers to download free implementations of advanced constitutive models for geomaterials. Ten years later, its successor is introduced: “SoilModels : Hub For Geotechnical Professionals”. SoilModels transformed to community site joining advanced professionals in all fields of geotechnical engineering, motivating to share ideas, discuss new developments and offer consultancy services to potential users of advanced modelling approaches. You may find here all the implementations from the original website, and much more…

The new website can be found at the following address:

Ph.D. Research Assistant Position in Geotechnical Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Carbondale

A research assistant position for supporting a PhD degree applicant is available in the geotechnical engineering program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. There are several main research fields for the assistantships in geotechnical engineering in the areas of underground construction/mining, resilient infrastructures and soil/rock erosion characteristics. Continue reading

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Geohazards / Engineering Geology / Geotechnical Engineering – 2017 CALL – SKLGP

The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is seeking five full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the laboratory research groups on engineering geology, remote sensing, rock and soil mechanics.

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ALERT Doctoral School — MercuryDPM

The topic of the ALERT Doctoral School 2017 is Discrete Element Modeling. The last day of the school will consist of practical sessions for different levels of DEM users (beginner or advanced users). In order to prepare these sessions and have as few delays as possible, we ask the participants for the following:

Please bring your laptop or organize in small groups — a limited number of laptops will be provided by the organizers.

DEM for beginners: For this practical session, the organizers will provide bootable USB keys with OS (linux) and DEM programs pre-installed. Please check the procedure to boot on an external usb pen drive (which can be tricky with a very new laptop).

DEM for experts: For this practical session, students have to bring their own laptops. It is strongly recommended to install the software There is an installation instruction on the homepage or in the last chapter of the ALERT School book (the complete book will be published after the meeting in Aussois).