Laboratory of Soil Mechanics

The annual intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: Analysis and Design for 2023 is now open for applications. Preview the program and the presenters on the dedicated webpage.

Read more on how our research and application of Energy Geostructures are changing the way the Arab Gulf Region is cooling buildings and reducing CO2 emissions by using this innovative and sustainable technology.

“Here at the Laloui Group, our experimental and modelling expertise allows us to explore the mechanical properties of the ground beneath our feet. Our aim is to ensure a safe and sustainable future for us all by addressing the challenges of climate change, global energy demand, sustainable urban design and construction and safe and environmentally friendly waste disposal systems, through the development of unique analytical tools and innovative technologies.”


-Professor Lyesse Laloui, Director


Our research activities

Achieving sustainable and resilient communities and the environment has become one of the global challenges of the 21st century. It requires energy security for a growing population, a sustainable food supply, and resilience to natural hazards and extreme events. Securing the future for the next generations relies on our capability to mitigate global warming, access to renewable and efficient energy resources, and building resilience to natural hazards and extreme events.


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BIOGEOS

Biomediated Geomaterial Strengthening

UN goals

Our contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda.

About us

Towards sustainability, innovation and geo-ressources.

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Analysis and Design of Energy Geostructures


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Confédération Suisse

Chevron

Nagra

Swiss National Science Foundation

UE

Mont Terri

Swisstopo

ERC

Posiva

Andra

JAEA

Gaznat