Getting to Aussois by train

Dear all,

For those of you who are registered to the workshop and school in Aussois, and come by train, a bus has been planned to pick you up at the station at around 19h00, Sunday 26 September.

A bus will also be planned to drive you back to the station at the end of the school but more information will arrive later.

See you soon in Aussois !

International Young Professionals Workshop on Road-Rail Infrastructure (Hybrid), 26th November 2021, Sydney

The Transport Research Centre is organising the International Young Professionals Workshop on Road-Rail Infrastructure (Hybrid), 26th November 2021, Sydney, as we are now taking Registrations (https://events.humanitix.com/trc).

The workshop will showcase the recent advances in the field of Transport Infrastructure with special reference to ground engineering and the utilisation of novel construction materials. Research students and young professionals will present a range of emerging themes focused on the advancement of rail geotechnology and pavement engineering, including topics covering soil-structure interaction, embankment and substructure design, track construction materials, ground improvement and moving load dynamics.

We invite you all to check the Programme at our website https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/transport-research-centre/events/international-young-professionals-workshop.

For further information, please contact christine.smith-1@uts.edu.au.

Tec 21 Winter school on “Multi scale approaches and multiphysics couplings in fluid and solid mechanics » (5th Edition)

Grenoble – 31st January to 4th February 2022

Important societal issues require to solve problems of increasing complexity. A key vector of progress relies on multi-scale and multi-physics approaches. The objective of the winter school is to review the different approaches, numerical and experimental techniques to tackle the complexity of today’s engineering problems. All the courses are illustrated through various up-to-date examples. Two days are devoted to practical laboratory work on «high-tech demonstrators» , combining experiments and numerical modeling. The last day  of the school is dedicated to a particular theme. This year this day will be dedicated to “mechanics at the nanoscale”.

• Web Page: https://www.tec21.fr/winter-school-2022/

The number of participants is limited and registrations are subject to availability. Registration dead line: 31st December 2021.

The Organizing Committee
Contact : cecile.bordier@tec21.fr

ON-SITE FULLY BOOKED & SANITARY UPDATE – ALERT Workshop & School 2021

Dear ALERT community,

As you may know, the registration for the ALERT Workshop and School 2021 is open! The preliminary program of the Workshop and School is available here.

It was decided to propose you two alternatives for your registration to the workshop and doctoral school: either you can come and participate in Aussois, or you can attend those remotely.

UNFORTUNATELY, the number of participants that can come to Aussois is limited to 160, and has been reached. The only registration possible from now on is therefore remotely.

ABOUT THE SANITARY CONDITIONS

As a reminder, the restrictions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status (more information here and here).

Your stay (and access) at the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin” where the event takes place is conditional on the presentation of a HEALTH PASS upon your arrival. This means that you must have at least one of the following documents:

  • A vaccination certificate (provided you have a complete vaccination schedule);
  • A negative test (RT-PCR or antigen of less than 48 hours). For unvaccinated travelers from Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Malta, the Netherlands and Portugal, a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours is required;
  • A certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (RT-PCR or positive antigen test dated at least 11 days and less than 6 months).

More information can be found here. For members of “green list countries” (see the website), a sworn statement attesting to the absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 is also required. You can find it here.

Furthermore, the center has implemented a strict health protocol, providing for the wearing of masks in all premises and common areas in order to guarantee the safety of all. The full health and safety protocol can be accessed here, please read it before your arrival.

LAST REMINDER

Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. If you are an ALERT members, the corresponding representative of your ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Click here to register for the ALERT Workshop and School 2021.

The deadline for the registration is the September 17th! 

Looking forward to (safely) meeting you in Aussois!

Mediterranean PhD School – Reminder

In the week 11 – 16 October 2021 the second edition of the Mediterranean PhD School will be held. It is organized by the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. This year the event, which will focus on the theme “EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL. CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CIVIL, ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING”, will be held online and will be completely free of charge.

Regarding Geotechnical Engineering, the lectures will be held by Professors Antonio Gens (UPC Barcelona) and Lyesse Laloui (EPFL Lausanne). The works will end with a round table discussion coordinated by Prof. Gianpiero Russo (University of Naples Federico II).

PhD students, in addition to attending lectures, will participate in application activities. By registering by September 17, they will be able to present scientific contributions relevant to the theme of the School, which is dedicated to the European Green Deal and the transition to zero climate impact engineering (e.g. Geothermal energy and its applications) and develop an exercise project. There are prizes of 600 euros each for the best 8 presentations and 3000 euros for the group that will have developed the best project.

More information at the link: Mediterranean PhD School – DICEA – Department of Excellence (unina.it) where in the “Documents” section, it is possible to download: the lessons program in excel format (Timetable) and the application form.

Energy Geotechnics Webinar Series

On behalf of the organisers, Budi Zhao (UCD) and Zhongxuan Yang (ZJU), we are delighted to invite you to Energy Geotechnics Webinar Series (weekly or biweekly from Sep to Dec, 2021). 


The webinar aims to promote Energy Geotechnics research and will cover the following topics:
• Offshore foundation
• Carbon geological storage
• Shallow/deep geothermal
• Nuclear waste disposal
• Methane hydrate


The first three speakers are (More details on posters):
Prof. Antonio Gens on nuclear waste disposal (10 am, CEST, 10th Sep, Friday): Tencent Meeting Link – https://meeting.tencent.com/s/tITpCHS2SQ1S
Prof. Richard Jardine on offshore foundation (10 am, CEST, 20th Sep, Monday): Tencent Meeting Link – https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/cJS4AkWDfI5W?rs=25
Prof. Holger Ott on carbon geological storage (10 am, CEST, 8th Oct, Friday): Tencent Meeting Link – https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/ogu2z0Mai22j?rs=25


Posters in PDF:
Prof. Antonio GensProf. Richard JardineProf. Holger Ott

Invitation to the sixth lecture of AGERP’2021: Design of Foundations

The organising committee of Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice (AGERP) Lecture Series is pleased to invite you to the 6th lecture of the 2nd edition of AGERP Lecture Series (AGERP’21). The sixth lecture will be on ‘Design of Foundations‘. Both the talks of this Lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor Harry Poulos (University of Sydney, Australia).

Lecture 6 is scheduled to be hosted in two separate sessions on 23rd September 2021 and 24th September 2021 (Australian Eastern Standard Time-AEST) with registration for this lecture closing at 00:00, 22nd September 2021 (AEST).

You may find further info. and register (free but mandatory) here: https://www.age-rp.com/

See this .pdf file for a summary of the information.

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

Workshop on Modelling Geohazards: Status Quo, Uncertainties & Challenges

We cordially invite you to participate in the “First Sino-German Workshop on Modelling Geohazards: Status Quo, Uncertainties & Challenges“. The workshop will take place on 07.10.2021 between 08:30 – 11:00 CEST (14:30-17:00 CST). Our invited speakers are Prof. Martin Mergili (University of Graz, Austria), Dr. Jordan Aaron (WSL, Switzerland), Prof. Yu Huang (Tongji University, China) and Prof. Julia Kowalski (RWTH Aachen University, Germany).

Registration is free and mandatory. In case you are interested, please register on sinogermanworkshop.eventbrite.com

This event is organised as a joint workshop by research groups of Prof. Julia Kowalski from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and Prof. Yu Huang from Tongji University (China) within the framework of Sino-German Mobility Programme “Probabilistic simulation and uncertainty quantification for natural landslides under extreme conditions“.

More information in this flyer.

On behalf of the organising committee,

Dr. Anil Yildiz

REMINDER – Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2021 is open!

Dear ALERT community,

I am pleased to inform you that the registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2021 is now open! The preliminary program of the Workshop and School is available here.

As sanitary conditions are improving, it was decided to propose you two alternatives for your registration to the workshop and doctoral school: either you can come and participate in Aussois, or you can attend those remotely. Don’t worry, your choice can always be modified later on, as the sanitary conditions may change. As a reminder, the restrictions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status (more information here and here).

To enter the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin” where the event takes place, you must be fully vaccinated and able to show a certificate stating this.

Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. If you are an ALERT members, the corresponding representative of your ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Click here to register for the ALERT Workshop and School 2021.

The deadline for the registration is the September 17th! The accommodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin” is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois.

Looking forward to (safely) meeting you in Aussois!

Webinar 3 in Computational Modelling for Future Research in Geoenvironmental Sciences webinar series

The organising committee of the “Computational Modelling for Future Research in Geoenvironmental Sciences” (CMFRGS) webinar series invites you to the 3rd webinar entitled “Geological models for environmental simulations: methods and uncertainties” presented by Prof Florian Wellmann from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Webinar 3 is scheduled to be hosted at 9:00 am (CEST), 14th September 2021 with registration for this webinar closing at 24:00 (CEST), 11th September 2021.

You may find further info and register (free but mandatory) here: https://www.m2clab.com/cmfrgs-webinars
As well as in this pdf file.

Dr Maziar Gholami Korzani on behalf of the organizing committee