Crystal2Plate è un programma di training supportato Comunità europea con il fine di formare studenti di dottorato e post-dottorato su discipline riguardanti la tettonica delle placche, con aspetti mineralogici, sismologici e geodinamici. Sono aperte dunque 10 posizioni di ottorato di rcerca e 2 di post-dottorato da dividere tra: Universitè Montpellier 2, France (Coordinator; petrophysics,
geochemistry, seismology), University of Bristol, UK (seismology, geochemistry), ETH Zurich, Switzerland (geodynamical modelling, thermodynamics), Laboratoire Fluides, Automatique et Systémes Thermiques, Orsay, France (fluid mechanics & geodynamics), University Roma TRE, Italy (experimental tectonics), University of Utrecht, Netherlands (seismology), Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, Granada, Spain (petrology).
Per eventale richiesta di chiarimenti contattare Claudio Faccenna (firstname.lastname@example.org) o Francesca Funiciello (email@example.com)
Francesca Funiciello (PhD)
EURYI Awardee - ESF researcher
Dip. Scienze Geologiche Univ. "Roma Tre"
L.go S.Leonardo Murialdo, 1
00146 Roma, Italy
"Marie Curie Initial Training Network in Earth Sciences"
In the framework of a newly established research and educational program of the European Community we invite applications of highly motivated individuals for 10 PhD and 2 Postdoc positions starting from September 1st, 2009.
CRYSTAL2PLATE is an interdisciplinary research and training network that aims to advance our understanding on a key question in Earth Sciences, still unsolved 40 years after the establishment of the theory of plate tectonics: How does mantle convection produces, and is modified by, plate tectonics.
The core of the CRYSTAL2PLATE training program is made of cross-disciplinary research projects that address this fundamental question. To attain this objective, CRYSTAL2PLATE research projects will explicitly consider interactions between physical and chemical processes as well as between crystal-scale processes and large-scale dynamics in the mantle.
They will combine case studies in well-chosen target areas with new developments in petrophysics, seismology, geochemistry, and petrology as well as laboratory, theoretical, and numerical modeling
of the mantle from the cm- to the global scale. Each project involves at least two different disciplinary approaches and will be co-supervised by senior scientists from different institutions. The high-level training will be completed by thematic short-courses, field trips, workshops, and by personal and career development courses and activities.
The aim of the CRYSTAL2PLATE training program is to provide:
(1) state-of-the-art concepts and leading-edge techniques essential to study complex natural systems via collaborative research projects, courses, and scientific exchanges within and beyond the network;
(2) essential career-management skills via courses and activities aimed to develop organizational, management, and networking skills; and
(3) an understanding of the impact of research results for the private sector and an insight of the enterprise world via exchanges with and visits to associated industrial partners.
The CRYSTAL2PLATE network is composed by 7 European research teams internationally recognized for their expertise in complementary fields of Earth Sciences:
Universitè Montpellier 2, France (Coordinator; petrophysics, geochemistry, seismology)
University of Bristol, UK (seismology, geochemistry) ETH Zurich, Switzerland (geodynamical modelling, thermodynamics) Laboratoire Fluides, Automatique et Systèms Thermiques, Orsay,
France (fluid mechanics & geodynamics) University Roma TRE, Italy (experimental tectonics)
University of Utrecht, Netherlands (seismology) Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, Granada, Spain (petrology)
A more complete description of the CRYSTAL2PLATE positions and training program, deadlines and online application forms can be found at: