PhD position within multi-physical modelling in cold climate engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (IBM) invites applicants for a three years PhD in a joint research project between the Geotechnical research group, the Road, Transport and Geomatics research group and the PoreLab Center of Excellence. The area of research is Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of soil behavior during freezing and thawing processes.

The PhD Research Fellowship will be a part of the PoreLab center of excellence, Thermodynamic Driving Forces, Work Package 5. PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. The PhD research will be closely linked to PoreLab.

The objective of the PhD Research Fellowship is to develop a discontinuous computational model for the physical and thermodynamic processes in water saturated porous media during freezing and thawing. The position is leading to a doctorate degree in Geotechnical Engineering and there is therefore a requirement that applicants are to be admitted to the PhD program at NTNU.

To find more about the position  and to apply follow the link.

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