PhD Positions on Geotechnical Engineering at University of Genoa

Two PhD positions on geotechnical engineering topics are now open at University of Genoa.

Applications are welcome to apply for the following projects: PILATUS and MATER.

PILATUS (PIles under LATeral loading in Unsaturated Soils): The main objective of this doctoral project is to explore the influence of unsaturated soils on the behaviour of laterally loaded piles. The PhD candidate will develop a theoretical and numerical framework under supervision of Dr Leonardo M Lalicata and Pr. Dr. Domenico Gallipoli (University of Genoa).

MATER (Innovative Earthen Materials for Residential Buildings): The project aims to a better understanding of the hygro-thermal-mechanical (HTM) coupling in rammed earth materials. Rammed earth represents a viable and more environmentally friendly construction material compared to the traditional industrial ones such as steel and concrete. The PhD candidate will develop experimental and theoretical work under the supervision of Dr Leonardo M Lalicata and Pr. Dr. Domenico Gallipoli (University of Genoa).

We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly-motivated and curious candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering with a specialisation in geomechanics, geotechnics or other relevant fields. The position is funded for 3 years commencing on 01 November 2022.

Deadline for application: June 30, 2022

Candidates can find more details on the project and submit their applications via the following link:
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