The EPFL is pleased to announce a Winter School dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related and contemporary themes. The goal of the school is to provide the participants with a deep understanding on selected topics in Geomechanics which are fundamental for applications related to Energy and the Environment.

The 2018 course program

 Lectures are given by internationally renowned experts members of the editorial board of the Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment journal:

  • Tomasz Hueckel (Duke University)
    Chemical effects in mechanical behaviour of geo-structures
  • Ronaldo I. Borja (Standford University)
    Computational poromechanics
  • Emmanuel Detournay (University of Minnesota) and Brice Lecampion (EPF Lausanne)
    Mechanics of Hydraulic Fractures
  • Alessio Ferrari (EPF Lausanne)
    Advanced Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical laboratory testing
  •  Lyesse Laloui (EPF Lausanne)
    Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of geomaterials

Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Prof. Alessio Ferrari
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Supporting organization



Prof. Lyesse Laloui, EPFL
Prof. Alessio Ferrari, EPFL

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