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

Our research activities

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.


Media Presence 2020

Media Presence 2020

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It is our great pleasure to present you with a compendium of our recent media appearances. This collection represents our annual report this year.


A quick overview

News and 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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New Book

Analysis and Design of Energy Geostructures


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Confédération Suisse



Chevron



Nagra


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Swiss National Science Foundation



UE



Swissnuclear


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Mont Terri



Lombardi



Swisstopo


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Shell



ERC