Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize

The Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize was founded by the association ALERT Geomaterials with the aim of promoting the dissemination of the scientific research carried out by PhD students in the field of soil, rock and concrete mechanics. The prize donation amounts 1000€ for the winner and 500€ for each of the other finalits.

The Prize is assigned annually on the basis of the dossiers sent to the Jury. The name of the winner is communicated to the participants of the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop. The winner will be invited to present a short lecture about the main results of his/her research at the end of this workshop. To the other finalists will be given the possibility of a pitch presentation.


Only PhD students with at least one official supervisor from one of the institutions belonging to the ALERT association are eligible candidates for the present prize. The submitted PhD thesis must cover one of the ALERT Geomaterials’ fields of interest and be successfully defended during the preceding year. Original and scientifically stimulating works in the domains of the theoretical research and/or applied geomechanics are expected.

When and how to apply? 

The deadline for the application is the 31 March of the respective year, see the agenda.

The rules of the Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD prize can be found in the following .pdf file: rules.

The prize is assigned annually on the basis of:

  • The Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (in English)
  • The abstract of the thesis (max 5 pages, in English)
  • The two most representative papers deriving from the thesis work (in English)
  • The full text of the thesis (original language)
    • Table of Contents (in English)
    • Table of Figures (in English)

All these documents must be saved following this order in a unique pdf file and dossiers not respecting the prescribed format will be automatically excluded. Candidates have to submit their dossier by email to the Vice-Director for Administration, Prof. Claudia Vitone (

Winners of the ALERT PhD Prize

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