2nd level specializing master in “Tunnel Engineering” POLIMI

In March 2017 a 2nd level specializing master in “Tunnel Engineering” will be activated at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (www.dica.polimi.it). The Director is Professor Claudio di Prisco. The master is open to candidates who have a Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering. For foreign applicants, the master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications.
The deadline for the application is 13th February 2017. Information about the course and the application can be found on the master course website www.mastertunnelling.polimi.it. See also Master leaflet.

ICTMS 2017 – call for abstracts

The first call for abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, which will be held in Lund, Sweden, 26th – 30th June 2017 is now open. ICTMS 2017 is the 3rd biannual conference of IntACT (International Association of Computed Tomography), following very successful meetings in Ghent (2013) and Quebec City (2015), and will focus on the use of 3D tomographic methods for (non-medical) studies of the internal structures of materials and their evolution. More details can be found at: http://ictms2017.lth.se
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EMI 2017 – San Diego USA – MS 71: Degradation and Healing in Particulate Systems

Minisymposium titled “Degradation and healing in particulate systems” will be held at the EMI Conference, 2017 in San Diego, USA, organized by the Granular Materials Committee members in the forthcoming EMI-2017 conference, June 4 – 7, 2017. Please find attached all the details of the Minisymposium in the call of abstracts pdf file.
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Session on unsaturated soils at interpore 2017

A minisymposium on recent developments in unsaturated soil and unsaturated porous media mechanics will be held during/at InterPore 2017 (Rotterdam, May 8-11, 2017). The session is entitled MS1.5 Constitutive framework for unsaturated porous media: experimental challenges and modeling opportunities. Abstract submission information is available at the following link: https://www.interpore.org/116-event-booking/9th-international-conference-on-porous-media-annual-meeting/318-abstract-uploading-16. The extended deadline is November 21.

PhD positions at Northwestern University

The geotechnical engineering group of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Northwestern University is seeking PhD applicants for new doctoral positions starting in the Fall 2017. Successful candidates should have a master’s degree in civil engineering, geomechanics, applied mechanics or related disciplines and a strong background in continuum mechanics, numerical modelling and geotechnical engineering. 

Interested candidates should contact Prof. James Hambleton (jphambleton at northwestern.edu), Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera (g-buscarnera at northwestern.edu) or Prof. Richard Finno (r-finno at northwestern.edu). The deadline for applications is December 31 2016. Further information can be found at http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/admission/application-deadlines.html.