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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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A high-speed metro in the Swiss Alps?

— A new EPFL-University of Lausanne project led by Prof. L. Laloui (LMS) and Prof. M. Jaboyedoff (ISTE) is to explore the potential of high-speed transportation in the mountains to promote sustainable alpine tourism and help regional communities remain viable and help slow ever-increasing urbanization. As the populations of our cities continue to swell, often at the expense of regional communities, EPFL and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) have begun researching potential solutions to connect alpine communities to high-speed transport routes in the most sustainable way possible.

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Laloui Group research key to NAGRA site selection

— Keen media interest in EPFL’s Laboratory of Soil Mechanics following Switzerland’s radioactive waste disposal site selection.

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The Laloui Group joins Swiss project into carbon capture and storage

— Professor Laloui’s Laboratory of Soil Mechanics to contribute to exploring the potential storage of CO2 deep underground in Iceland

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Professor Lyesse Laloui awarded a doctorate honoris causa

— The Director of The Laloui Group has once again been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the field of geomechanics with an honoris causa from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

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