Understanding the mechanisms of constrained creeping landslides and the effects of environmental and seismic events on their behaviour and associated risks for society.
Effects of the shear band propagation phenomenon on the evolution of submarine landslides and their hazards for costal communities and offshore infrastructure.
Exploring effects of pore fluid chemistry on enhanced delivery of soil improving agents and on soil conditioning for tunnel boring machines.
Applications of distributed fiber-optic sensors for lab and field soil-displacement monitoring and for surface-object identification problems.
Inclinodeformeter - a novel device for measuring in-situ earth pressure changes due to an excavation and in creeping landslides.
Dr. Markus Schwager has been awarded the 2015 Culmann-Prize for his doctoral Thesis "Development, Analysis and Application of an Inclinedeformeter Device for Earth Pressure Measurements".
Alexander M. Puzrin, Thomas E. Gray, Andrew J. Hill
Significance of the true non-linear slope geometry for catastrophic failure in submarine landslides
Proc. R. Soc. A 471: 20140772 (2015).
With the end of 2014, Prof. Puzrin's term of three years as the Honorary Editor of Géotechnique, the oldest and most prestigious international geotechnical journal, came to an end.
Honours and awards
Impressions from our group excursion to Israel, including the ETH–Technion Joint Geotechnical Research Meeting and visits to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, 11-15 June 2014.
3 September 2015,
Inauguration of the ETH Zurich Hub of the Swiss Space Center
18 September 2015,
Geophysical Colloquium - Compositional mantle layering revealed by slab stagnation at ~1,000 km depth
25 September 2015,
Geophysical Colloquium - Probe Jupiter's Interior via Gravitational Sounding
29 September 2015,
IBK Kolloquium - House of Natural Resources
1 October 2015,
The art of real-time simulation: Farming simulator
8 October 2015,
Satellite radar interferometry for operational geodesy: a SWOT analysis
15 October 2015,
Looking for a Clearer Picture in Blind Deconvolution
20 October 2015,
IBK Kolloquium - Conservation of monuments and historic structures: Methodology, research and practice
22 October 2015,
Einige Schlingen und Wahnvorstellungen für die kartographische Visualisierung
12 November 2015,
Probabilistic Techniques for Robotic Perception and Decision Making
17 November 2015,
IBK Kolloquium - Neuer Ansatz zur Ermittlung der Mindestbewehrung für dicke Stahlbetonbauteile
26 November 2015,
Klassischer Reliefbau in Zeiten von GoogleEarth
1 December 2015,
IBK Kolloquium - Reliability and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards
17 December 2015,
The immersive Video Environment: a tool to support design, visualisation and evaluation of spatiotemporal phenomena and systems
13 June 2016 - 17 June 2016,
Sustainable Built Environment Conference - Expanding Boundaries: System Thinking in the Built Environment