Open positions


Career Opportunities:

Tenure track or tenured full time position in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of civil engineering (including geomechanics, but not only) within the various BSc and MSc degree programmes organised by the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) and by the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning (LOCI). 

The successful candidate will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program at the forefront of the civil and environmental engineering field. Preference will be given to candidates with profiles evidencing engagement in multi- or interdisciplinary research including especially the branch of geotechnical engineering/geomechanics, but also open to hydraulics and structural engineering.

More information : see attachements.

Online application



A Ph.D. (4 year-funding) and a post-doc (2 year-funding) positions are available in the FET- OPEN European research project MOAMM (Multi-scale Optimization for Additive Manufacturing of fatigue resistant shock-absorbing MetaMaterials).

The project deals with the modeling of polymer materials with 3D lattice microstructures processed with additive manufacturing (3D printing). The aim is to predict the nonlinear behavior of parts under impact and fatigue, via a multiscale approach spanning from the process to the final part, and including material and geometric uncertainties at various scales. The project will apply concepts and tools from data-driven computation and machine learning to full-field computations coupled with reduced order models.

The project is in collaboration between Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Université

de Liège (Belgium), IMDEA Materials Institute (Spain), Johannes Kepler Universität

Linz (Austria) and CIRP company (Germany). Several exchanges between the partners as well

as co-supervision of researchers are planned.

The candidates will learn advanced concepts in computational mechanics, nonlinear material modeling, fracture and fatigue of polymers, finite elements, multiscale modeling, etc., and gain hands-on experience in scientific programming. They will gain expertise in advanced technological fields.

The candidates should be autonomous, have good written and oral communication skills in English, and work well within an international research environment.

The candidates should have their degrees in relevant fields (Master for the Ph.D. student and Ph.D. for the post-doc.) or will obtain their degrees before June 2020.

Within U.C. Louvain, the research will be conducted in the Mechanics and Mathematics (MEMA) division, part of the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (iMMC).

Please send applications to: