Two PhD positions are opened at INRAE Aix-en-Provence France

Two PhD positions are opened at INRAE Aix-en-Provence France for next fall 2023.

PhD proposal on Flow kinematic in 3D porous media.

The research unit RECOVER from INRAE is pleased to invite applications of talented and motivated candidates for a PhD (3 years) dedicated to the experimental characterization of the flow kinematic within 3D porous media, to uncover the effect of local heterogeneities on transport processes.

The PhD is fully funded by the Department AQUA from INRAE, and is expected to start in October 2023 (with some flexibility), and the successful candidate will be supervised by Mathieu SOUZY and Pierre PHILIPPE.

More information is available here: https://nextcloud.inrae.fr/s/fPYyGJ7CEwt26k4 

Keywords: 3D porous media, experiments, direct visualization techniques, transport process, flow kinematic, pore scale

PhD proposal on multi-scale geomechanics: Advanced micromechanical models for poly-dispersed granular materials.

The research unit RECOVER from INRAE is pleased to invite applications of talented and motivated candidates for a PhD (3 years) dedicated to the development of a new class of multi-scale constitutive models for widely graded materials. This PhD proposal is part of project MiMoDiM (2022-2026) supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR): https://www6.paca.inrae.fr/recover/Nos-projets/MiMoDiM.

The PhD is expected to start in October 2023 (with some flexibility). The PhD candidate will be supersized by Antoine WAUTIER (INRAE), Mehdi POURAGHA (Carleton University), and Fran├žois NICOT (USMB).

More information is available here: https://nextcloud.inrae.fr/s/MknE7NjGaE6s2rp 

Keywords: statistical homogenization, discrete element simulations, physics informed artificial neural networks, mechanical stability

Looking forward to received excellent applications!
Antoine Wautier and Mathieu Souzy

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