Alessio Ferrari

GC D1 402 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

  • Geomechanical behaviour of host-rocks and engineered-barriers for nuclear waste repositories and CO2 geological storage.
  • Advanced multiphysical and multiscale testing of soils, bentonites and shales.
  • Thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical modelling of complex geomaterials.
  • Natural hazard assessment and mitigation.

Teaching & PhD


Civil Engineering


Slope stability

The course aims at providing future civil engineers with a comprehensive view on soil slope stability. It addresses landslide types and mass movement classification; slope failure mechanisms and methods for slope stability analysis are discussed; remedial measures and risk analysis are presented.

Experimental Geomechanics

The aim of the course is to provide the students with a detailed description of the modern experimental techniques for testing geomaterials. Techniques and apparatuses are presented to test materials under a variety of situations, including non-isothermal and partially-saturated conditions.