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Prof. Laloui receives award from Prof. Edina Koch, President of the Hungarian Geotechnical Society, and Dr. Balázs Móczár, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.s.© 2024 Philip Janos/EPFL

A New Era for Geotechnical Engineering Practice.

— Prof. Laloui delivers XXIX Károly Széchy Memorial Lecture.

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BIGALPS consortium awarded EIC Transition Grant.

— The Laloui Group to expand its bio-cementation technology into real-world situations with a European Innovation Council (EIC) grant.

The proposed CCUS demonstrator near the EPFL Valais campus. © 2023 EPFL

Demonstrating geological CO2 storage on the EPFL campus

— The Laloui Group is developing a first-of-its-kind geological CO2 storage simulator to ensure safe and reliable carbon capture and storage.

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“The key skill I've learnt is perseverance”

— Congratulations to LMS apprentice Natacha Romanens who has successfully completed her studies to become a physics laboratory assistant.

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InSituStreTech Project on track with new grant

— The Laloui Group’s new start-up project, InSituStreTech continues progressing through its research and development phase with an Ignition Grant from EPFL’s Tech Launchpad technology incubator. The Ignition Grant is a recognition of the Project’s progress, allowing the start-up to begin validating the technology. 

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The Laloui Group wins the Scott Sloan Best Paper Award

— A paper written by the Laloui Group Director, Prof. Laloui, and two alumni, Dr. Alice Di Donna and Dr. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria, has received the Scott Sloan Best Paper Award 2021 from the journal Computers and Geotechnics.

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2023 Intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: 5th edition

— The annual intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: Analysis and Design for 2023 is now open for applications.

Ariadni Elmaloglou, PhD student, and Dimitrios Terzis,one of her thesis supervisors.© Alain Herzog / EPFL

Chip lets scientists study biocement formation in real-time

— Scientists from EPFL and the University of Lausanne have used a chip that was originally designed for environmental science to study the properties of biocement formation. This material has the potential to replace traditional cement binders in certain civil engineering applications.

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LMS Master's student awarded the 2022 RIE Prize.

— Annik Schaufelberger has received the 2022 RIE Prize for her Master’s thesis in Civil Engineering at EPFL on storing thermal energy in the ground using underground infrastructure.

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Professor Lyesse Laloui awarded a doctorate honoris causa

— The Director of The Laloui Group has been recognized for his ongoing contributions to geotechnical engineering solutions for a sustainable world with an honoris causa from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

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