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Mini-symposium on "Coupled processes in geomechanics" at the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Vienna, 2013

Enrique Romero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain) and Jean-Michel Pereira (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France) are organizing a mini-symposium on "Coupled
processes in geomechanics. Bridging theory and experiments"
(MS16) at the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics to be held in
Vienna, Austria, July 10-12, 2013.

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Experimental Micromechanics for Geomaterials

A joint workshop of the ISSMGE TC101-TC105: Experimental
Micromechanics for Geomaterials
will be held on 23rd-24th May
2013 at The University of Hong Kong.

Abstracts are now invited, until the 1st October 2012. They should
be 200-300 words in length, written in English, and show relevance
to the theme of the workshop. Abstracts should be sent to Ms Bridget
Lam. Email: (subject: EXP MICRO 2013)

See also attached flyer.

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Géotechnique Letters journal - 10 papers now free to view

New journal Géotechnique Letters now gives access to 10 papers for free. Please have a look at the following announcement from ICE Publishing:


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New ICE Journal: Géotechnique Letters

A new journal published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) is available: Géotechnique Letters.

Average time to first peer review decision: 32.5 consecutive days.

First papers are available for free at the ICE Virtual Library:

Have a look!

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Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids: a Tribute to Pr. Olivier Coussy

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the Symposium

Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids: a Tribute to Pr. Olivier Coussy

to be held from April 18 to April 20, 2011. This 3-day symposium will take place in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in Champs-sur-Marne (France), 20 minutes away from downtown Paris by train. All information can be found in the website :

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A symposium in memory of Pr. Olivier Coussy

Dear All,
I would like to announce a symposium in memory of Pr. Olivier Coussy

Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids : a tribute to Pr. Olivier Coussy

It will be held at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France from 18 to 20 April 2011.

All informations can be found in the ongoing website


Jean-Michel Pereira
on behalf of the organizing committee

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Research Fellow Position in Offshore Geomechanics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)

A post-doctoral position is available at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (Paris, France) in Offshore Geomechanics. The theme of this 1 year research fellow position is:

Mechanical behaviour of ocean sediments and offshore geohazards

More information is available at the web page of Navier research department of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

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2 PhD scholarships in geotechnical engineering at UPC, Barcelona

Two PhD scholarships, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, are currently available in the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (Barcelona, Spain). The PhD positions are associated to the Project “Progressive failure and the reactivation of big landslides: Analysis, prediction and risks (BIG RISK)” with Professor Eduardo Alonso and Professor Jordi Corominas as principal researchers.

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