Lyesse Laloui#

Lyesse Laloui
Membership Number:6760
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2006 Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL
  • Since 2022 Vice President Europe, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Since 2021 Full Member Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • 2018 - 2020 Honorary Director, International Joint Research Center for Energy Geotechnics, Nanjing, China
  • 2016 - 2019 Advisory Professor, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • Since 2014 Founder and Editor-In-Chief Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment – Elsevier
  • 2013 - 2014 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2022 Director Civil Engineering Section, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL
  • Since 2008 Director, Laboratory for Soil Mechanics, Geo-engineering and CO2 Storage, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL
  • Since 2007: Adjunct Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Energy geostructures
  • Biomediated soils and grouting
  • Smart urban design
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soil mechanics
  • Geothermal energy
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 European Innovation Council (EIC) Grant
  • 2022 Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN), Romania
  • 2022 Eshbach Lecture - Northwestern University, USA
  • 2022 Doctorate Honoris Causa, Heriott-Watt University, U.K.
  • 2022 Vienna Terzaghi Lecture, Austrian Geotechnical Association
  • 2020 Proof of Concept Grant (PoC-ERC), European Research Council (ERC)
  • 2020 Kersten Lecture, ASCE, American Society of Civil engineering, USA
  • 2018 Advanced ERC Grant, European Research Council
  • 2018 30th Roberval Award
  • 2008 Excellent Contributions Award, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, for significant contributions in research, academic activities, and professional service in the interdisciplinary area of Geomechanics

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