Department of Mechanics: Vacancies

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Academic positions

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Faculty position in Rock Mechanics
Topics of interest are covering fundamental research in rock mechanics by experimental and/or numerical approaches, including, but not necessarily limited to, rock engineering applications to tunnelling and underground construction, land sliding, earthquake engineering, geo-energy (nuclear waste disposal, deep geothermal energy, …) as well as deep well injection.

Postdoctoral positions

Project: Risk-based Selection of Constitutive Models for Geotechnical Analysis
Duration: 1 year
Contact: Prof. Pierre Yves Hicher (Tel: +33 (0) 2 40 37 16 66, E-mail:; Dr. Zhen-Yu Yin (Tel: +33 (0) 2 40 37 15 88, E-mail:
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
The purpose of this research project is to investigate chemical and mechanical processes in porous media subjected to reactive transport. The project will employ small scale flow experiments, X-ray microtomographic imaging, carbonate geochemistry, and classical geomechanical deformation tests to quantify the simultaneous evolution of chemical and structural attributes (e.g., pore size, particle size, mineral constituents, etc.) during reactive flow and/or loading. The experimental activities will be conducted at the Northwestern University and at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), located at the Argonne National Laboratory. The main goal of the project is to relate temporal and spatial changes in microstructural attributes to chemical and physical macroscopic quantities (e.g., permeability, stiffness, strength, precipitation/dissolution etc.).
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The Division of GeoEngineering at Chalmers is looking for a dynamic and talented individual for the position of Marie Curie Fellow (Experienced Researcher) to work on constitutive model development, verification and validation, with focus on modelling rate-dependent behaviour of soft natural soils. The post requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and a PhD degree (or at least 4 years of full time research experience) in computational mechanics or geotechnics or a similar topic. For more details see this announcement.
Multiple research positions in the field of modeling, simulation, assessment and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures

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