Safely harnessing the potential of the earth’s subsurface to meet societal needs such as clean power production and hazardous waste storage necessitates a profound understanding of its geo-mechanical behavior. ENAC researchers are studying everything from drilling-induced nucleation of earthquakes to the long-term safety of nuclear waste disposal using a combination of fieldwork, numerical simulations, and state-of-the-art laboratory studies.

Laboratoires :

GEL Geo-Energy Laboratory
LEMR Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics
LMS Laboratory of Soil Mechanics – Chaire gaz naturel Petrosvibri