Laboratory of Soil Mechanics – LMS

We foster education, research and innovation in underground technologies to ensure a sustainable, accessible and resilient development of our infrastructures.

Professor Lyesse Laloui

Our research group gives the priority to the protection against the geological hazards and the damage to the industrial environment and structures. Our experimental and modelling expertise allow for understanding, describing and forseeing the environmental impact of the future technologies

Professor Lyesse Laloui, Director

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.

We are looking for PhD students and Post-docs in: THM behavior for nuclear waste storage application, bio-cementation of soils, CO2 storage and Energy geo-structures. Click here for more information about our open positions.

The LMS has established an annual award, the EPFL Distinguished Lecture in Geomechanics, to be awarded to scientists who had a significant impact in the field of Geomechanics, especially those who made unique and particularly innovative contributions to their field.

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment will take place on January 21st – 23rd 2020 in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

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