Winter School “Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment”, 22-24 January 2019 , Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Following the success of last year, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment (, which will be held on January 22nd-24th 2019, in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related and contemporary themes. The goal of the school is to provide participants with a deep understanding on selected topics in Geomechanics which are fundamental for applications related to Energy and the Environment. This Winter School is organized in the framework of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.

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Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2018 is open!

The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2018 is open now! 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.

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!

Intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: Analysis and Design

6-8 March 2019, EPF Lausanne, 2nd Edition

Lyesse Laloui and Alessandro Rotta Loria are pleased to inform you about the second edition of a 3-day intensive course for practitioners and scientists entitled Energy geostructures: analysis and design that will be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, from March 6th?to 8th, 2019.

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PhD position: Cemented waste deterioration by sulphate attack: chemistry and effect on structural and mechanical properties

Candidates are sought for a PhD position in the field of experimental investigation aimed at improving phenomenological understanding of the chemistry of delayed ettringite formation (DEF) and of its effect on mineralogical, structural and mechanical properties of cemented waste forms. This is set in the context of cement-waste solidification/stabilization studies for radioactive waste disposal application. This is a joint PhD programme by SCK•CEN and ONDRAF/NIRAS in collaboration with Gent University, Belgium, under the mentorship of Prof. Nele De Belie. The potential candidates should hold a master’s degree preferably in material science (good knowledge of chemistry) or civil/structural or mechanical engineering and should preferably have an exposure to chemistry and mechanics. The position is open for European as well as international candidates (except restricted nationalities, which can be found in the SCK•CEN academy portal). An initial project proposal is available in the link below.

The *deadline* for receipt of application is *August 31, 2018*.

2 PhD positions in numerical simulation of THC-processes and reservoir engineering

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Phd student – Numerical Simulation of THC-processes

The Division of Geothermal Research at KIT ( focuses on reservoir characterization, exploration and engineering in deep geothermal applications. The projects are conducted at a national and international level, with numerous partners and application fields worldwide. Key aspects of research in this domain are the development and application of numerical tools to simulate coupled non-linear thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes.

The position is aiming at the development and application of a numerical tool (MOOSE solver environment) to solve coupled thermo-hydraulic-chemical (THC) processes, considering two-phase flow (Navier-Stokes), multi component transport as well as mineral dissolution and precipitation.
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COURSE IN SOIL MODELLING September 3rd- 7th, 2018

NTNU’s Geotechnical Group offers a PhD Course in Soil Modelling from September 3rd to 9th, 2018.

The course provides a background for development and application of the soil models used in finite element based computer codes. It focuses on soil behaviour, elasto-plastic theory, selected material models and their parameters. The aim is to provide a general theoretical framework for interpretation of the mechanical behaviour of soils.

The course is at postgraduate/PhD level. It is based on a combined mathematical and graphical approach but is designed to give a platform for practical application in geotechnical design.

Please see the attached file for further details.

2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure

We are delighted to launch ICONHIC2019; a major event that invites Engineers, Financers, Policy Makers and Innovators to join forces in order to set a robust and viable trace towards protecting our civil infrastructure from natural hazards.

Conference topics:


Abstract Submission

  • Deadline : 10 September, 2018
  • Online Submission:

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Postdoc position on DEM modeling of cemented granular materials as a model for hydrate-bearing sands

With my colleagues Anh Minh TANG, Jean-Michel PEREIRA and Patrick DANGLA of Laboratoire Navier (Ecole des Ponts Pars Tech, IFSTTAR, CNRS) we would like to announce the opening of a postdoc position, starting next Fall,
on DEM modeling of cemented granular materials as a model for hydrate-bearing sands.

This job offer is described in the attached pdf file.