Advanced course on Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation (LID 2017)

Advanced course on Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation (LID 2017), taught by Milan Jirásek, will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 18-22 September 2017.

This course provides an overview of modeling approaches used in the mechanics of inelastic materials and structures, with special attention to an objective description of highly localized deformation modes such as cracks or shear bands. It is one of the RILEM educational courses. The course is intended for graduate students at the doctoral level, but it can be equally useful to motivated master students, post-doctoral researchers, or senior researchers who are not specialists in this field.

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Fully financed PhD position available in the Geotechnical Group at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on “Geohazards – Early Warning Systems for Rainfall Induced Soil Slides“

The PhD position is part of Klima 2050, a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) financed by the Research Council of Norway and 20 consortium partners, hosted by SINTEF. Klima 2050 aims to reduce the societal risks associated with climate changes and increased precipitation and floodwater exposure within the built environment. Read more about the SFI at
Full announcement and information on how to apply:
Application deadline is 14 May 2017.

PhD position at the University of Pau & Pays Adour, France

The Geomechanics and Porous Media Research Team at the University of Pau & Pays Adour is seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work on the CRYSTAL project: Combined neutRon and x-raY imaging for the characterization of in Situ crysTallisation-induced crAcking in the context of cuLtural heritage preservation. For more details on the project, the job description and the application procedure, please see the attached pdf.

EGU Congress 2017 session on Mechanics of Mass Flows

There will be a co-convened session (NH3.7, GM8.5, SSS2.24) on “Mechanics of mass flows” during the 2017 EGU Congress in Vienna (23-28 April). It should be of particular interest for granular flow researchers. More details are available here:
Note the strict submission deadline for abstracts: 11th Jan 2017 at 13:00 CET.