Laboratory of Soil Mechanics

Professor Lyesse Laloui

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

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Achieving sustainability and resilience of our communities and environment has become one of the global challenges of the 21st century. It requires to ensure energy security to a growing population, sustainable food supply, resilience to natural hazards and extreme events while maintaining a decent and sustainable human development on Earth. Securing the future of the next generations rely on our capability to mitigate global warming, access to renewable, indigenous and efficient energy resources but also our resilience to natural hazards and extreme events.


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