Lyesse Laloui

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Chair Professor Soil Mechanics, Geo-Engineering and CO2 Storage +41 21 69 32314

LMS - Soil Mechanics Laboratory
EPFL ENAC IIC LMS GC D1 416 (Bâtiment GC) Station 18 CH-1015 Lausanne Bureau GCD1416 Tél. 32314,32315

GC D1 416 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne


GC D1 416 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Unit: CDS

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Study of natural and man-made systems with emphasis on the mechanics of various interacting phenomena.

Lecturing in Civil Engineering (soil mechanics, underground seepage, geomechanics) and Mechanics (mechanics of porous media, mixture theory, multiphase flow).

Research in Environmental Geomechanics, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Mechanics of Multiphase Porous Materials.


Teaching & PhD


  • Civil Engineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Mechanics
  • Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD Students



Geomechanics deals with understanding, analysing and modelling the mechanical behaviour of geomaterials. The topics go further steps beyond the classical geotechnical engineering and provide students with the fundamental understanding and tools of the beh... goto

Energy geostructures

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the technology of energy geostructures. The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of paramount importance for the analysis and design of energy geostructures. Dedicated illustrative and pr... goto

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... goto

Terra Epidermis

This transversal project aims to test around a case study chosen, the specifics of " reverse soil ." On a chose site, students will be invited to propose a single technical and architectural gesture, and synthesize their concept graphically. goto