Call for abstracts to EGU 2022 – NH1.6 – Vegetation as nature-based solution for mitigating hydro-meteorological geohazards on slopes and streambanks

The next hybrid gathering of the European Geoscience Union – EGU 2022 – will host for the second year the session on the effects of vegetation on unsaturated slope and streambank stability.

The NH1.6 session – Vegetation as nature-based solution for mitigating hydro-meteorological geohazards on slopes and streambanks – will run also this year at the hybrid EGU 2022. The session is coordinated by Vittoria Capobianco (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute – NGI), Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno), Dominika Krzeminska (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research – NIBIO), Anil Yildiz (RWTH Aachen University) and Alessandro Fraccica (CIMNE, UPC Barcelona).

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PhD position on smart soil stabilisation at NTNU, Trondheim

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU has an open position for a PhD candidate in smart soil stabilisation. The focus is on evaluating non-destructive monitoring techniques for soil stabilisation using laboratory and field trials and utilising industry by-products for soil stabilisation. The fully-funded PhD position has a duration of 3 years. The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Find more information about this PhD opportunity at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/218434/phd-candidate-in-smart-soil-stabilisation.

Three PhD positions in soil mechanics at Charles University, Czech Republic

The Soil Mechanics group led by David Mašín at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking three motivated PhD students with experience in modelling and/or experiments to work on the following projects:

1) Calibration of advanced constitutive models (supervisor: Tomáš Kadlíček)
2) Evaluation of soil behaviour including creep and numerical modelling of slow-moving landslides in Central Bohemian Uplands (supervisor: Jan Jerman)
3) Thermal effects on the residual shear strength and creep behaviour of clays (supervisor: Gianvito Scaringi)

Details on the projects can be found here: https://stars-natur.cz/phd-positions/geology

The “STARS” programme of the Faculty of Science aims at attracting excellent local and international students by offering a competitive scholarship for a 4-year study period.
Each candidate can apply to up to three different projects by uploading their CV and motivation letter.

Deadline for application: 13 March 2022.

Call for abstracts: CFM2022 (French Conference on Mechanics, 29 August – 2 September 2022, Nantes)

Session 28: Porous Media: transport, microstructural evolution, multi-physics coupling and instabilities

Conveners : Henri Bertin, Giulio Sciarra, Benoit Rousseau, Gérard Vignoles

This session aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers to present recent scientific advances in the study of the behavior of porous media, whether they are geomaterials, man-made or natural materials. The session aims to focus on the development and identification of effective constitutive laws in porous media, under different stresses of physical, chemical, thermal and / or mechanical nature, studied separately or coupled. Research on transport phenomena (conductive / diffusive, convective / advective, ballistic / radiative) is a central topic of this session, as well as studies on the evolution of the microstructure of a porous medium (dissolution / precipitation, chemical reactions of deposition / ablation / erosion, mechanical deformations, localization, damage, etc.). This microstructural evolution can be analyzed at the local scale, integrated into a macroscopic formulation or studied experimentally. In addition, instabilities due to non-linearities and / or couplings between elementary phenomena, which may be linked to interfaces, natural convection, deformations or others, at different scales of porous media, are a focal research topic of this session.

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Call for abstracts to EGU 2022 session on thermal effects in landslides

Extended deadline: Friday, 14 January 2022, 13:00 CET

Link for submission: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU22/session/43380

In this session, we aim to bring together scientists interested in all aspects of landslide thermo-hydro-mechanics, from experimental studies to field and remote-sensing monitoring, from microstructural analyses to geomechanical and geostatistical modelling at various spatial and temporal scales.

Conveners: Gianvito Scaringi, Carolina Seguí, Luigi Lombardo, Núria Pinyol, Manolis Veveakis.

Call for abstracts to EGU 2022 session on shallow geothermal energy

The session welcomes contributions about shallow geothermal energy applications, including traditional closed- and open-loop borehole heat exchangers as well as so-called energy geostructures (e.g. thermo-active foundations, walls, tunnels).

Different types of analysis and approaches are relevant to this session, spanning from the evaluation of ground thermal properties to the mapping of shallow geothermal potential, from energy storage and district heating to sustainability issues and consequences of the geothermal energy use, from the design of new heat exchangers and installation techniques to the energy and thermo-(hydro-)mechanical performance of energy geostructures, from the local behavior of a heat exchanger to the city scale implementation of energy geostructures. Contributions based on experimental, analytical and numerical modelling are welcome as well as interventions about legislative aspect.

CONVEENERS: Giorgia Dalla Santa (University of Padua, Italy), Jean De Sauvage (IFSTTAR Université Gustave Eiffel, France) and Francesco Cecinato (University of Milan, Italy)

Due to the continuing difficulties that many people in the EGU community, all around the world, are experiencing, the abstract submission deadline for EGU22 is being extended to FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY AT 13.00 CET

More information on this website https://egu22.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html and on this flyer.

Assistant Professor at Chalmers – Deadline Jan 31, 2022

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, is recruiting 11 highly motivated Assistant Professors across broad research fields to join our quest for a sustainable future!

We seek creative individuals who want to develop as independent research leaders and have a genuine interest in teaching and collaborating. We encourage interested candidates to submit an application with a research plan describing how to Change the world your way. The position related to Sustainable Cities could be linked to ALERT type of research topics, such as the effects of climate change.

Our offer includes:

  • A four-year tenure-track position at Chalmers University of Technology
  • A generous start up package
  • A leadership programme
  • A relocation package

Find more information about this unique opportunity at https://assistant-professor-positions.chalmers.se/.

Applications are accepted until 31 January 2022.

If interested to find out more, or get help in the applications, please contact minna.karstunen@chalmers.se

PhD position on energy geo-structures at the Gustave Eiffel University, Nantes, France

Gustave Eiffel University is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to work on the numerical and physical modelling of energy geo-structures. The physical modelling aspect consists in developing a new small-scale model of energy pile tested in centrifuge. The PhD subject is described at this link https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/718137

The application deadline is 21st March 2022.

Applicants must be available to start around 1st October 2022

At the time of the deadline, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Here is the link to apply : https://clear-doc.univ-gustave-eiffel.fr/how-to-apply/guide-for-applicants/
Contact : matthieu.blanc@univ-eiffel.fr

Best wishes for 2022

Dear ALERT community,

The ALERT Bureau and the Board of directors would like to wish you a happy new year 2022.

The year 2021, although far better than 2020, was still under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we had the chance to meet in person in Aussois. This year’s edition was organized in a hybrid mode, with presenters and participants being able to access the workshop and doctoral school remotely. It allowed a greater number of participants, which is great! 

We hope that 2022 will allow us to further develop and strengthen the ALERT community, whatever the restrictions associated to Covid-19.

We wish you all the best for 2022,

See you all in Aussois.

Post Doc Position at INRAE

Dear colleagues,

We have the pleasure to inform you that a Post Doc position in computational mechanics / civil engineering is proposed at INRAE Grenoble, in the field of protection against natural hazards.

This work is dedicated to the reliability analysis of a complex protection structure subjected to localized impact loading and modelled using a  numerical model  based on the non-smooth contact dynamics method.

Please contact us if you are interested in this position, and thanks in advance for sharing it with people that might be.

More information on this flyer.

Franck Bourrier & Stéphane Lambert