Professor Lyesse Laloui to deliver the 2022 Eshbach Lecture


Event details

Date 12.10.2022
Hour 15:0016:00
Speaker Professor Lyesse Laloui
Technological Institute L211, Northwestern University
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
EPFL's Professor Lyesse Laloui to deliver the 2022 Eshbach Lecture at Northwestern University in Chicago, United States.

Among the non-conventional soil consolidation techniques, bio-mineralization has been a central
focus of research for the past decade. At its core, Microbially Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) is a
multi-physical phenomenon, resulting in a natural CaCO3 bio-cement, capable of improving the mechanical properties
of geomaterials. At the confluence of many disciplines, the technique is also proposed as a solution for a diverse
range of geotechnical and geo-environmental applications. To better elucidate the fundamental mechanisms
governing the process and thereby enabling better predictability and optimization, a holistic understanding of MICP is
achieved through multiple levels of study, each with specific focuses and challenges, namely the microscopic,
geotechnical laboratory and, field scale applications. A focus will be devoted to the multiphysical modelling of the
chemo-bio-mechanical interactions at the constitutive as well as boundary problem levels.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Northestern University


  • Charles Martell Business Administrator Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Phone: 847-491-3258

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