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Pitch Your Impact: energy and collaborative research come out on top

— Civil engineer Margaux Peltier and architect Shin Koseki won the audience award and jury award, respectively, at this year’s Pitch Your Impact contest held by ENAC.

Keynote lecture by Prof. Laloui at Decovalex Symposium 2019

— Prof. Lyesse Laloui’s keynote lecture is entitled “Subsurface Energy Applications and the Importance of Coupled Processes in Shales”, and will be delivered at the Decovalex scientific symposium on Coupled Processes in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Subsurface Engineering Applications, taking place on the 4th and 5th of November 2019 in Brugg, AG, Switzerland.

Dr. Terzis talks about bio-cementation during an interview by RTS

— In their latest theme dedicated to biomimicry, the RTS meets Dr. Dimitrios Terzis of the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) at EPFL to talk about bio-cementation.

Keynote lecture by Prof. Laloui at ECSMGE 2019 in Iceland

— Professor Lyesse Laloui will deliver a keynote lecture at XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, to be held from September 1st to 6th, 2019, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Dr. Ferrari interviewed by the RTS at the Mont Terri Laboratory

— In the heart of the underground laboratory of Mont Terri in St-Ursanne (JU), the RTS interviewed Dr. Ferrari, scientist at the soil mechanics laboratory (LMS) of EPFL.

Energy geo-structures earn a spotlight in the Immorama journal !

— The Immorama journal dedicated an article to energy geo-structures following Prof. Laloui’s presentation at the Cercle Littéraire last November.

Prof Detournay awarded 2020 EPFL Distinguished Lecture in Geomecanics

— Prof. Emmanuel Detournay has been awarded the 2020 EPFL Distinguished Lecture in Geomechanics for his significant contributions to the fields of hydraulic fracturing, drilling dynamics, and poroelasticity. The lecture will be held on January 20th, 2020 and is entitled, “The role of scaling in geomechanics”.

An article by Prof. Laloui on geothermal energy in AGEFI

— In their latest edition, the AGEFI dedicates a special article entitled “Pourquoi négliger une énergie indigène, renouvelable et durable?” by Prof. Laloui who aims to counterbalance some market stereotypes about certain renewable energies that have been established in the last few years.

Prof. Laloui talks about energy geo-structures in Geneva

— During the statutory lunch held in Geneva by the COBATY association, Prof. Laloui is invited to give a presentation to the real-estate professionals. His talk will highlight how geo-structures are on the verge of revolutionizing the energy supply for future constructions.

GeoBrain receives an InnoSeed to optimise geothermal systems

— The GeoBrain tool aims to use Machine Learning techniques to optimize shallow geothermal systems, a technology that is rapidly expanding in Switzerland and around the world.

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