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: https://utwentecareers.nl/en/vacancies/558/phd-candidate-position-scaling-friction-from-single-grain-to-aggregate-grain-fault-gouge-contacts/
The deadline is 15th May, but could be extended to 29th May depending on the number of applications.