The coronavirus pandemic and associated isolation periods
have affected all academic activities in every corner of the globe.
The attached essay reports the results of an early study that examines the implications of this period on education and research within the geotechnical and earth science academic communities in four distinct geographical locations. It also includes the results of complementary surveys conducted to explore faculty choices for online education and student preferences.
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With best wishes to you all,
These are unique times that we are living in! The short survey below
intends to gather data on our response to the pandemic, from our
position as researchers/academics.
Timing is important. *The survey will be open for ONE WEEK only*
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S562DR7
(NOTE: all responses are completely anonymous).
Wishing all the best to you and your families!
Dear colleagues and friends of ALERT, I am pleased to announce that a call for visiting professor at the University of Salerno has been issued with deadline on 28 november. In the framework of this call Visiting Professors/Researchers will get a monthly grant of € 3.000,00 gross percipient.
Contact person for any help to participate to the call: Sabatino Cuomo, email: email@example.com
Possible topics:- landslide modeling – unsaturated soil testing- geosynthetics for slope reinforcement- rapid landslides-structures interaction
WEB PAGE: https://web.unisa.it/international/bandi/mobilita-in-ingresso?anno=2019&bando=2343
Applications are welcomed for two positions in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ref. 18070307), Hydraulic Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Assistant Professor (Ref. 19031107), Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) will take place in Delft and Gouda, the Netherlands, from 20 to 24 April 2020.
TISOLS is organized under the auspices of the Unesco IHP Land Subsidence International Initiative. This working group has endeavored to improve and disseminate knowledge on land subsidence since the 1970s, through International Symposia on Land Subsidence, collaborative projects and publications.
TISOLS2020 intends to bring together 300+ international experts to share the latest research and insights on natural and anthropogenic land-level lowering.
The Call for Abstracts has just been published and is available at the symposium website.
Abstract submission: March 31, 2019
Letters of Acceptance sent: May 2019
Full paper submission deadline: September 1, 2019
Before his tragic accident, Ioannis Vardoulakis was working on his new book on Cosserat Continuum Mechanics. The draft was almost ready. With the help of his family, Eleni Gerolymatou, Ioannis Stefanou, Manolis Veveakis and myself have prepared the manuscript for publication.
I am glad to let you know that it has just been published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics series (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319951553). I am sure that this new book will be of great interest for the ALERT community and more generally for researchers and scholars interested in multiscale modelling as it provides the fundamental tools of Cosserat theory with examples and applications to the mechanics of granular media.
we would like to draw your attention to the Call for Papers for a Special Issue on ‘Advances in the monitoring of geo-structures subjected to climate loading’ to be published in the journal Physics and Chemistry of the Earth.
After the increasingly successful conferences held in Tokyo (1995), Lisbon (1999), Berkeley (2004), Thessaloniki (2007), Santiago (2011), and Christchurch (2015), the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering – 7ICEGE (www.7icege.com) will take place in Roma (Italy) on june, 17-20 in 2019.
The Bureau of ALERT Geomaterials has decided to fund the Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2018. Since 2016, the PhD prize is entitled Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize to commemorate Prof. Vardoulakis and his contributions to research and teaching in the field of Geomechanics.
The participation to the prize is open to all the PhD students coming from institutions belonging to ALERT, that have discussed their PhD thesis in 2017. The deadline for the applications is 31st May, 2018. The application procedure has to be done completely online via the application form (the application period is over).
The rules, agenda and further details are to be found on the Alert website: