Laboratory of Soil Mechanics – LMS
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
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.
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.
Dr. Terzis in the prestigious Forbes 2020 list of 30Under30 Europeans
Congratulations! On behalf of EPFL’s Soil Mechanics laboratory (LMS), we are thrilled to announce that our post-doc scientist, Dimitrios Terzis, is in this year’s Forbes European Class of 30 Under 30, in the category Industry and Manufacturing.
Energy tunnels: novelty in energy and building techniques
An article on the recent advances in energy tunnels has appeared in Haustech magazine, which references the latest developments and news in the energy and building technology sector in Switzerland.
LMS makes the headlines: limiting induced seismicity
A recent article by researchers at the LMS has introduced a strategy to precondition the stress field of a potential Enhanced Geothermal System prior to stimulation. By altering the stress state, the eventual shear stimulation that is required to make the reservoir economical is predicted to be less likely to result in large seismic events.