PhD Position at Heriot-Watt University – Experimental Soil Mechanics

Applications are welcome for a PhD position to investigate the consequences of climate change on soil behavior and soil-structure interactions through an experimental campaign involving both conventional and state-of-the-art laboratory- and model-scale testing, which is co-led by Dr. Melis Sutman and Prof. Gabriela Medero. 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 for 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: https://www.hw.ac.uk/schools/energy-geoscience-infrastructure-society/postgraduate-research/climate-change-consequences-on-soil-behaviour-and-soil.htm

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

The closing date for the applications is February 2nd, 2020.

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