Secondments

The TERRE Project offers training to ESRs in specialist scientific/technical topics via short secondments. These allow ESRs to exchange knowledge and collaborate on research across specialisations. In addition, the project organises visits from associated academics to advise on the ESRs’ work. Details of secondments and visits will be updated below throughout the project.

06/06/2016 – 08/06/2016 – Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) visited Dr Fourcaud (CIRAD) and Dr Stokes (INRA) to visit AMAP laboratories and facilities and for an induction on plant growing and illumination systems by the technicians of greenhouses.

12/06/2016 – 18/06/2016 – Ms Dias (UNINA) to INRA

08/10/2016 – 21/10/2016 – Ms Dias (UNINA) to INRA

10/10/2016 – 28/03/2017 – Ms Coudert (UNICLAM) to Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, University of Nantes.

21/11/2016 – Mr Zannin (EPFL) visitied Nobatek in Bordeaux for initial discussion about the thesis and opportunities for collaboration between EPFL and Nobatek.

21/11/2016 – Mr Speranza (EPFL) visitied Nobatek in Bordeaux for initial discussion about the thesis and opportunities for collaboration between EPFL and Nobatek.

14/12/2016 – 16/12/2016 – Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) went to CIRAD to present the PhD project (purpose, plan, results achieved so far, and future work) to the Doctoral Panel of the University of Montpellier. A meeting with Dr Fourcaud (CIRAD) also took place to discuss the progress of the PhD project.

03/02/2017 – Prof Tarantino (USTRAT), Prof Russo (UNICLAM), Ms Coudert (UNICLAM-USTRAT) and Dr Deneele (IFSTTAR) met in Nantes (France) to visit the IFSTTAR laboratories and discuss the progress of research of Ms Coudert.

17/03/2017 – Mr Scarfone (UGLAS) met Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) at USTRAT (University of Strathclyde) in Glasgow (UK) to discuss experimental techniques to be implemented at UGLAS (University of Glasgow).

10/05/2017 – 12/05/2017 – Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) went to INRA for training on root on root counting and numerical modelling of evolution of root architecture. A meeting with Dr Fourcaud (CIRAD) also took place to discuss the progress of the PhD project.

23/05/2017 – Mr Scarfone (UGLAS) met with Prof Olivella (CIMNE) for transfer of knowledge about the numerical code CODE_BRIGHT (including sharing of the source code).

13/06/2017 – 16/06/2017 – Dr Pirone (UNINA) visited Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) to discuss research on the role of vegetation on slope stability. She also offered a 4 day course on Slope stability to the Doctoral students.

29/06/2017 – 05/07/2017 – Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino (USTRAT) visited Ms Dias, Dr Pirone, Prof Urciuoli (UNINA) in Naples (Italy) for collaboration in a field experiment on Faito mountain.

26/07/2017 – 28/07/2017 – Mr Speranza and Prof Ferrari (EPFL) visited Ms Dainese and Prof Tarantino at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for training on the manufacturing of laboratory instruments followed by a practical demonstration in laboratory.