PhD position in EPFL: Effective stress law for partially saturated gas shales

Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) has an opening for a PhD Position in the field of geomechanics. PhD candidate will carry out research project in collaboration with Chevron Energy Technology Co. in U.S. in the topic: Effective stress law for partially saturated gas shales.

Suitable, highly‐motivated candidates should send an electronic application (including a cover letter describing interests and qualifications and a CV, as a single PDF) to  the email 

More information in the attached document and in the website

PhD position in geomechanics at UCL (Belgium) in colaboration with UGA (France) on inherent rock heterogeneity using a double scale numerical approach

The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rock, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale. The research will be based on multi-scale
approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). The PhD position is available at iMMC (UCL) in collaboration with the 3SR Laboratory (P. Bésuelle, CNRS, UGA).

Applications should be submitted by the 30th of April 2018 by emailing a CV and their academic grades (detail of marks) to the supervisor Benoît Pardoen.

More information in the attached document.

Position at IFSTTAR Nantes: permanent researcher in geotechnical earthquake engineering

The position is open to holders of a doctorate in civil engineering and more specifically in the thematic of geotechnical earthquake engineering, or he/she should justify an equivalent level especially for foreign applicants. The candidate should have knowledge and strong interest for experimental research, an experience in dynamic physical modelling will be very much appreciated. For complementary purpose with the actual team in Nantes, the candidate must also have good knowledge of numerical modeling in the field of geotechnical engineering and in particular in the modeling of dynamic soil response. More information in the attached document.

The candidate is expected to propose a project for the position in his/her application and for this reason it is strongly recommended to contact:

Luca Lenti, acting director of the laboratory « Earthquake and Vibrations » (SV), e-mail
Sandra Escoffier, researcher, e-mail
Eric Gaume, director of the department « Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Natural Hazards and Hearth science », email

7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials 26th – 28th June 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The University of Strathclyde and the University of Bristol  are organising the 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, to be held in Glasgow on 26th – 28th  June  2019. This is a prestigious conference series started in 1994 organised under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC101 ‘Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials’ of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

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International master courses (M2): Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media and Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering

We are pleased to announce the opening in September 2018 of two new
international master courses (M2) entitled Mechanics and Physics in Porous
Media and Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering.
Both courses are located in our French Basque Coast Campus in Anglet.

Special scholarships are currently available !

Scholarship procedure, course description and ECTS details are available in the website.

PhD position at the Politecnico di Torino: a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow

A PhD scholarship is available at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, under the guidance of Prof. Marina Pirulli. The project aims at developing a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow through the integration of 2D and 3D numerical approaches. The scholarship has a length of 36 months and prescribes an 18-month mobility period at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More information in the attached document.

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