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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Who we share your data with

No one.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Recent Posts

Two PhD positions at Politecnico di Bari (Italy)

Two PhD positions in geotechnical engineering are open at Politecnico di Bari, as part of the PhD Programme in Risk, Environmental, Territorial and Building Development at the DICATECh Department. The positions are funded for 3 years: it will be mainly based at Politecnico di Bari (Italy). The research will benefit from the collaboration between research groups in Italy and abroad and companies in the industrial sector. The possibility of recycling mussel shells, suitably treated, as a partial replacement of commercial cements has been recently investigated for stabilising dredged marine sediments with less environmental impact but similar same chemo-hydro-mechanical effectiveness. Based on these results, the two PhD students will contribute to the optimisation of the design of innovative solutions for the chemo-hydro-mechanical stabilisation of sediments and the reuse of other blue waste materials, by multiscale testing and modelling.

Applications are welcome to apply for the 5-year project “GREENLIFE4SEAS – GREen ENgineering solutions: a new LIFE FOR SEdiments A Shells”, recently funded in the field of the LIFE EU PROGRAMME.  For further details about the project, please visit:

We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly motivated and curious candidates with master’s degree (or equivalent) in civil or environmental engineering and specialisation in geotechnics or related area.

Candidates can find more details on the PhD position and the submission procedures at the following link: (see the RESEARCH TOPICS AS PER PLACES CO-FINANCED BY PUBLIC/PRIVATE BODIES grants NUMBER 2 and 4, in the section Risk and Environmental, Territorial and Building Development PH.D. Call for application PhD Programmes (XL cycle).

Application deadline: July 17th  2024 

Contact details for further information:

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