Keynote lecture: Prof Laloui at the Geo-Banquet of Geo-Congress 2020
MGS-GI and ASCE-MN jointly present the Geo-Banquet, held in conjunction with Geo-Congress 2020 during which Prof. Lyesse Laloui is invited to present his keynote lecture entitled “Tailor-made soil properties with novel bio-geo-chemical means”.
The Minnesota Geotechnical Institute, Geo-Institute chapter (MGI-GI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers, Minnesota section (ASCE-MN) jointly present the Geo-Banquet, held in conjunction with Geo-Congress 2020, on February 26th, at the locally acclaimed McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The highlight of the Geo-Banquet is a keynote lecture presented by Prof. Lyesse Laloui from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), entitled “Tailor-made soil properties with novel bio-geo-chemical means”. It focuses on the use of microorganisms in the subsurface for bio-cementation purposes, often presented as the “next big thing” in geotechnical engineering. As such, the lecture dwells on the multi-physical and complex phenomena involved, from micro-structural inspections, mechanical testing, to numerical modelling, and finally through real-world pilot applications.
Registration and additional information can be found through the provided links.