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".
P.A. Trapper, A.M. Puzrin, L.N. Germanovich
Effects of shear band propagation on early waves generated by initial breakoff of tsunamigenic landslides
Marine Geology, 370, 99-112 (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 Italy: Joint summer School in Geomechanics at the Politecnico di Bari with field trips to landslides in the Daunia Apennines, 10-13 June 2015
1 December 2015,
IBK Kolloquium - Reliability and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards
2 December 2015,
GFD Seminar - Seismic constraints on global thermo-chemical structure of the Earth's mantle
Optimizing the design of vertical seismic profiling surveys for imaging of geothermal reservoirs
3 December 2015,
GeoPetro Seminar - Coupled stress generation and mass transfer during non-equilibrium metamorphism: An example from the Bergen Arcs, Norway
4 December 2015,
Geophysical Colloquium - Spatial and temporal pattern of observed dynamic topography on Earth
9 December 2015,
Structural Geology and Tectonics Seminar - Plate interface rheology, mechanical coupling and accretion during subduction infancy
10 December 2015,
Bauhilfsmassnahmen im Tunnelbau
11 December 2015,
Geophysical Colloquium - How the thermal state of deep Earth and the presence of the Moon affect our planet habitability
16 December 2015,
Influence of Hydro-Mechanical Coupling on Tunnel Response in Clays
17 December 2015,
The immersive Video Environment: a tool to support design, visualisation and evaluation of spatiotemporal phenomena and systems
24 February 2016 - 25 February 2016,
Öffentlicher Kurs - RAMS/LCC bei Bahnprojekten
9 March 2016 - 10 March 2016,
23 March 2016,
13 June 2016 - 17 June 2016,
Sustainable Built Environment Conference - Expanding Boundaries: System Thinking in the Built Environment