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
The latest news
Enerdrape backed by InnoSeed ENAC
Enerdrape develops geothermal solutions adapted to existing structures, without destructive drilling.
Enerdrape wins 3rd place at Global Grand Final ClimateLaunchpad 2019
The Enerdrape project, developed and nurtured at the laboratory of soil mechanics (LMS) of EPFL, secured the third position at the international ClimateLaunchpad 2019 Global Grand Final in Amsterdam.
Stabilizing a cliff using biomineral binders
EPFL spin-off Medusoil has successfully tested its ground-stabilization process on cliffs subject to surface erosion. The company’s biomineral-based solution can be used to stabilize sandy and gravelly subsoils to safeguard surrounding infrastructure. It is a long-lasting and easy-to-use alternative to industrial fluids – the production and use of which can be harmful to the environment. The startup is now ready to scale up production.