PhD Thesis

PhD Theses in progress

  • Advanced Constitutive Law for Opalinus Clay: Eleonora Crisci, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse LalouiDr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical modeling of Bentonite in the context of Nuclear Waste StorageEtienne Cassini, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Soil-Structure Interaction in the Context of Foundations: Cristiano Garbellini, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Modeling and Design of Energy Geo-structures from a holistic perspective with special emphasis on Energy Walls: Jacopo Zannin, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse LalouiDr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Stress Management in the context of Induced Seismicity in Subsurface Reservoirs: Barnaby Fryer, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Gunter Siddiqi
  • Cyclic Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Energy Piles supported by Swiss National Science Foundation: Elena Ravera, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical modeling of Shales: from Effective Stress to Constitutive Model: Angelica Tuttolomondo, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Stress-Strain Modeling of Compacted Bentonite Subjected to Environmental actions: Jose Bosh, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Physical and Numerical Modelling for the Sustainability of Retaining Structures in Unsaturated Soils: Gianluca Speranza, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Analyse of the Geomechanical Aspects of CO2 Sequestration: Taeheon Kim, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Geotechnical aspects of Bio-improved soils in the context of BIOGEOS: Ray Harran, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Effective stress law for partially saturated Gas Shales: Jinwoo Kim, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Environmental aspects of Bio-improved soils in the context of BIOGEOS: Ariadni Elmaloglou, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui

Recently Concluded PhD Theses

  • On the geo-structural behaviour of thermo-active pile groups under mechanical and thermal cyclic actions: Alessandro Rotta Loria, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Hydro-mechanical behaviour and transport properties of shales and gas shales:  Alberto Minardi, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, Dr. Alessio Ferrari
  • Geo-mechanical constitutive model for bio-improved soils: Dimitrios Terzis, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical characterization of shales: Valentina Favero, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse LalouiDr. Alessio Fierrari
  • Multiphase Thermo-Hydromechanical Processes induced by CO2 injection into deep saline aquifers: Chao Li, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Hydro-mechanical damage model for anisotropic shales (Opalinus Clay): Constitutive modelling and numerical:  Francesco Parisio, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Gas flow propagation and related Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical response of sand bentonite mixture:  Donatella Manca, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Thermomechanical characterization of energy geostructures with emphasis on energy piles: Thomas Mimouni, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui
  • Constructive recommendations for optimized and reliable heat exchanger pile systemsAlice Di Donna, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse Laloui, 2014.
  • Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical processes in active clays: Ali Seiphoori, thesis director: Prof. Dr. Lyesse LalouiDr. Alessio Ferrari, 2014.