A thank-you from the organizers
The 2019 Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment has come to a close and we as the organizers would like to thank all of the participants and lecturers for another fruitful and enjoyable winter school. Below are a selection of photos. More photos are available for download here. The link will remain active until March 1st, 2019.
Following the success of our 2018 Winter School dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition in winter 2019 in the same location (Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland).
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.
Morning lectures are scheduled in the first part of the day. Extended breaks are given to review the course material, to go skiing, or to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Swiss Alps at Villars-sur-Ollon. Late-afternoon gatherings are foreseen for the second set of lectures of the day. Evening sessions will be devoted to presentations from the participants to share ideas with the experts.
This Winter School is organized in the framework of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.
The flyer of the event can be downloaded here.
Registrations are open.
The 2019 course overview
- Antonio Gens (UPC)
Geomechanics for nuclear waste disposal
- Alessio Ferrari (EPF Lausanne)
Hydro-mechanical behaviour of shales and gas shales
- Joseph Labuz (University of Minnesota)
Experiments on strength and softening response of rock
- Lyesse Laloui (EPF Lausanne)
The Geomechanics of CO2 sequestration
- Kerry Rowe (Queen’s University)
Barrier systems for limiting contaminant migration
- Tomasz Hueckel (Duke University)
Evaporation, Drying, Cracking in Energy Geomechanics
Brainstorming evening sessions with presentations given by the participants
The participants will have the possibility to present their work during dedicated brainstorming evening sessions.
If you wish to share your work with the attendees and the experts during the dedicated evening sessions, please send a title and a 300-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Lyesse Laloui, Prof. Alessio Ferrari
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)