Tenure Track Professorship

For the field of Data Science in Geotechnical and Underground Engineering pursuant to § 99 para. 5 of Universities Act for woman

At the Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling 40 hours per week

We have immediate opening for this fully funded position (40 hours a week) available at the Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling at Graz University of Technology. Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor.

More information in the attached file:

“Computational modelling of internal erosion” minisymposium at WCCM ECCOMAS 2020

We invite submission of abstracts for the minisymposium MS132 – COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF INTERNAL EROSION as part of the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 (Paris, July 19-24 2020, https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org).

The minisymposium is organised under the auspices of GdRI GeoMech.

For more information please read https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a132.pdf

Instructions for authors are available at https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/Autor.asp

Important dates are listed below:

 December 15, 2019: Deadline for presenting a one page abstract;

– February 28, 2020: Acceptance of the contributions and instructions for writing the final one page abstract;

– April 1, 2020: Deadline for submitting the final abstract and early bird registration.

Postdoctoral Position in Rock Mechanics at University of Lorraine, France

Applications are welcomed for a Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, University of Lorraine (France). He/she will notably collaborate to the CIGEO research project of Andra and should design and supervise experimental tests for characterizing thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behavior of argillaceous rocks. Duration: 1 year (renewable).

More information in the attachment.

PhD Position at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Applications are welcome for a PhD position to investigate the dynamic impact of construction works on neighboring freshly installed concrete structures within the soil (e.g. piles). The research will focus on numerical and experimental investigations with focus on geodynamics. The project is available to candidates holding a master degree (M.Sc.) in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, earth science or similar.
Strong interest and experience in numerical methods in geomechanics, constitutive modelling and/or soil dynamics are advantageous. The candidate should have very good knowledge in English (writing/reading/speaking). German language skills are eligible.

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following line:


Further enquiries on the vacancy can be directed to Prof. Sascha Henke:

The closing date for the application is September 30th, 2019.

2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference

The 2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference is on 5th-8th of April 2020 and will be held at Durham University (www.emi2020-ic.com). A number of mini-symposia are organised for research on “Mechanics of Granular Materials and Coupled Systems”, including:

–          MS-51: Granular Systems: Imaging, Modelling and Understanding

–          MS-52: Analysis and Methods for the Simulation of Deformation, Failure and Coupled Processes Across Scales

–          MS-53: Characterisation and Modelling of Particle Shape


–          MS-54: Constitutive and Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics

Abstract Submission is now open and the deadline is on  of 15th of November, 2019.  Access to submission is provided from the conference website (www.emi2020-ic.com) or directly at: https://www.openconf.org/emi2020ic/

For full details on each mini-symposia please visit: https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/accepted-minisymposiums/

Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2019 (last day reminder)

The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2019 is open now! Find the preliminary program of the Workshop and school here. 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. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Link to the registration form (inscriptions closed)

The deadline for the registration is the September 18th! 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!

PhD Position at Heriot-Watt University – Experimental Soil Mechanics

Applications are welcome for a PhD position to investigate the response of soils subjected to variations of temperature and water flow conditions through an experimental campaign involving both conventional and state-of-the-art laboratory testing. The project is available to all students, whether home, EU or overseas. The successful candidate should possess at minimum a masters and undergraduate degree in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, earth science or a similar field. Strong interest and experience on experimental soil mechanics is an essential requirement of this project. The PhD student will get full access to the state-of-the-art facilities of the Geotechnical and GeoMaterials Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University, which includes equipment for unsaturated soil testing (e.g. unsaturated triaxial, oedometer and direct shear apparatus, pressure cells, temperature & environmental chambers) as well as standard geotechnical testing.

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link:


Further enquiries on the vacancy can be directed to Dr. Melis Sutman: M.Sutman@hw.ac.uk

The closing date for the applications is October 21st, 2019.

Post-doctoral researcher in computational geomechanics at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in computational modelling of gas-induced fractures in low-permeability porous media. The post-doctoral researcher will push the boundaries of existing understanding of coupling between gas flow in low permeability porous media and fracturing process, through the development of theoretical models and numerical tools. It is anticipated that the researcher will need to develop models which include discrete pathways in a heterogeneous (continuum) material. Challenges exist in simulating the development of the discrete pathways and the impact of the heterogeneity on the macroscopic behaviour. The simulation tools developed will be based on existing finite element tools for multiphase flow and mechanics, which require novel additions to include discrete pathways. Close collaboration with experimentalists is expected.

The closing date for applications is 11th October 2019.

More information can be found in the attachment.

ALERT Poster session 2019 (Deadline extension)

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in September 30 – October 2, 2019 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinators Nadia Benahmed (nadia.benahmed@irstea.fr) and Antoine Wautier (antoine.wautier@irstea.fr) using the attached abstract form (Template). Deadline: September 13th