PhD position on sustainable soil stabilisation at University of Genoa – Low-carbon Earth-based Materials for Building Applications (LEMBA)

Applications are welcome for a PhD position at University of Genoa (Italy). The main objective of this doctoral project is to devise sustainable and bio-based soil stabilisation methods to replace conventional and energy intensive alternatives (e.g. cement and/or lime stabilisation). The PhD candidate will work on both the experimental characterisation and modelling of the hydromechanical and hygrothermal behaviour of the stabilised soils. The PhD candidate will also spend a period of six months during the 2nd Year of the project at the company Envirosoil, based in the United Kingdom. The opportunity to apply a selected stabilisation method in the field is envisaged.

We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly-motivated and curious candidates with a First Class Master’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering with a specialisation in geomechanics or other relevant fields obtained before 31/10/2021.

The position is funded for 3 years commencing from January 2022 (starting date cannot be postponed).

Applications should consist of a CV and a research proposal of about 4-5 pages including short description of research interests, context of the proposed project, general overview, plan of research activities.

Applications must be submitted at the following weblink:

http://dottorato.dicca.unige.it/eng/index.html

The successful applicant will work under the joint supervision of Pr Domenico Gallipoli and Dr Agostino Walter Bruno.

Deadline for applications: Mid-October

Contact details for further information:

domenico.gallipoli@unige.it

agostinowalter.bruno@unige.it

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