Alessio Ferrari

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Research Associate +41 21 693 23 24

GC D1 402 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Unsaturated soil mechanics
Coupled processes in geomaterials
Multiphysical testing of geomaterials
Landslides hazard assessment
Shale mechanics


Other publications

Teaching & PhD

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Mechanics


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

Our common soil

The course will explore the hypothesis of the "City-Territory" as renewable resource, able to work with and not against ecological systems. Even if still poorly taken into consideration, urbanized soils can in fact play a significant role in the management of urban ecosystems.