PhD Position on Friction in fault gouge

The University of Twente opens a PhD position on ‘Scaling friction from single grain to aggregate grain to (fault-gouge) contacts.‘ This project is in the area of tribology (study of friction, wear) with applications in earthquake (fault rock gouge) mechanics. It is a very interesting position on the boundary between tribology and geomechanics in the field of ‘geotribology’ – tribology of geomaterials. The project is funded by the DeepNL program of NWO.

The interested candidates can apply via this link:

The deadline is 15th May, but could be extended to 29th May depending on the number of applications.

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