PhD Position on modelling cracks in porous materials at University of Padova, Italy, with secondments at ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne

In the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND, the Doctoral Programme UNIPhD offers the most talented Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) coming from all over the world a brand new International, Inter-sectoral, Inter-disciplinary and Innovative “training through research” programme

Within this call, we are looking for a PhD student to collaborate with us on ” Multiphysics modelling of thermal cracks in multiphase heterogenous porous materials”. This research project aims to develop a numerical model able to study the nucleation and propagation of cracks induced by thermal effects in multiphase porous materials. The developed numerical model (UNIPD & ETH) and the experimental measurements (EPFL) will allow a step forward on the interpretation of the multiphysics nature of the fracture in multiphase porous materials.

More information on this pdf file (UNIPhD_Scheda_Research_Option_V2-SanaviaLorenzo(1).pdf), the web site ( and the supervisors.

Eligibility check:

How to apply:

Call deadline: 8 March 2022, at 1 p.m. CET

Lorenzo Sanavia (UNIPD Padova), – Laura De Lorenzis (ETH Zurich),

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