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Prof. Lyesse Laloui is the co-founder of the IJRC

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Prof. Lyesse Laloui is co-founder of the International Joint Research Center for Energy Geotechnics in China, a new international technology cooperation platform.

We are pleased to announced that prof. Lyesse Laloui is the co-founder of The International Joint Research Center for Energy Geotechnics in China (IJRC). IJRC is a new international technology cooperation platform built by GeoHohai of Hohai University, headed by Prof.Kong Gangqiang, and the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at EPFL. The Research Center is also associated with leading Chinese companies from the broad field of construction industry.

The Energy Geotechnical Center actively contributes to the research and application of energy geostructures. It focuses on the development and industrialization of this breakthrough technology that combines the underground infrastructure growth with exploitation of the shallow geothermal energy. IJRC leverages interdisciplinary knowledge in order to integrate intelligent constructions and new energy challenges.

This new cooperation fosters to build an energy geotechnical research platform that influences significantly China and will have a further impact on other countries along the “Belt and Road”.


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