Post-doctoral position at Heriot-Watt University

A post-doctoral research associate position in pore-scale shale gas modelling is available from Jan 2023, up to 8 months, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK.  The successful appointee will be involved in and responsible for the following tasks: 1) develop pore-network fluid flow models and implement them in an open-source pore-network flow modelling environment; 2) reconstruct shale rock pore-scale models based on shale sample characterisation; and 3) perform pore-network simulations on the pore networks of reconstructed shale models and assess the effects of different mechanisms.

For the full job description, please following the links: and/or

For informal enquiries about this position, contact Dr Jingsheng Ma (

One-day UCD Webinar: Geothermal Energy, Thermal Energy Storage and District Heating

Dear Colleagues,

We are organising a one-day hybrid seminar at University College Dublin on 15th Dec Thursday. Speakers from Ireland, China, UK, Netherlands and Denmark will present on Geothermal Energy, Thermal Energy Storage and District Heating.

Participants are welcomed to join through this registration link:

Many regards.


Please see the attached file for further details.

Announcement of webinar Dr. Anita Laera at Politecnico di Bari

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 2 December 2022, at 17:00 CET, Dr. Anita Laera, PhD at the Politecnico di Bari and currently Research Engineer at Plaxis Geotechnical analysis, will deliver a webinar entitled: “Advanced constitutive modelling for soft rocks.”

The webinar is organised by the Geotechnical Research Group of DICATECh, Politecnico di Bari, Italy, and will be held both in presence at Politecnico di Bari and online through MS Teams. 

Participants can join the event by clicking on the following link:

Please see the attached file for further details.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Doctoral student working on Material Point Method modelling of Dynamic Soil Exchange at Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, capital area of Finland.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are: for example, over 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds, especially minorities, to apply, as we want to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. We are committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures.

 At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher or Doctoral student working on Material Point Method modelling of Dynamic Soil Exchange. More information on this website.

Postdoctoral Opening in Computational Geomechanics at the University of British Columbia (Canada)

The selected candidate will join the Theoretical & Applied Geomechanics research group at the University of British Columbia, working under the supervision of Prof. Mahdi Taiebat. The position involves a one-year appointment, with the possibility of a contract extension after this period. It is available from January 1st, 2023 or upon agreement. The selected candidate is expected to implement advanced constitutive laws, conduct numerical analyses with MPM/PFEM computational techniques, and apply ML techniques for inverse analysis.

More information is in the attached pdf file.

14th International Conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques”

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join the 14th International Conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques”, which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 5–6 of October 2023. This conference provides an opportunity for scientists, engineers, managers and professionals from around the world to share the latest achievements in field of civil engineering. Such a conference is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, exchange knowledge and extend the list of new contacts.

Conference volume will be published in SPRINGER NATURE Conference Proceedings. All selected and high quality papers will be sent to international databases and indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ISI Proceedings and Scopus.

For more details please visit conference website:

11 PhD positions in the EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks MSCA-DN Project SMILE

Applications are invited for 11 PhD positions to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network SMILE (MultidiSciplinary and MultIscale approach for coupLed processes induced by geo-Energies, Grant Agreement No. 101073281). SMILE is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Spain, France, Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.

More information in this pdf file.

Offshore Geotechnics PhD Studentship Opportunity

The University of Southampton is offering a PhD Studentship on “Efficient ‘Whole-life’ anchoring systems for offshore floating renewables”.

This PhD offers you the opportunity to tackle the urgent real-world challenge of developing efficient deep water anchoring systems for offshore floating renewable energy infrastructure. You will also have the opportunity to work as part of a vibrant research group focussed on a range of offshore engineering challenges and engage with a range of industry partners.

More information in the following pdf file.

Two Postdoctoral Openings in Geomechanics and Landslide Mechanics

The Northwestern University is opening two new projects. Each project, one on slope stability and related landslide hazards and the other on carbon mineralization finalized to CO2 sequestration, involves one Ph.D. and one postdoctoral opening. 

More information on each project in the following flyers:
Chemo-mechanics of damaged rocks undergoing carbon mineralization
Assessment of slope stability conditions via satellite remote sensing