Scientific Program

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (updated at August 10, 2022)

The aim of the conference is to give an up-to-date picture of the broad research field of computational geomechanics. Contributions from experts around the world will cover a wide range of research topics in geomechanics. The conference program will include plenary lectures, mini-symposia, selected oral and poster presentations.


Chloé Arson
Associate Professor Georgia Institute of Technology
Coupling continuum damage mechanics and discrete fracture models: a geomechanics perspective

Lyesse Laloui
Full Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Swiss
Tailor-made soil properties by bio-geochemical means

Juan Carlos Santamarina
Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Energy geoengineering: in need of robust numerical tools

Jean Sulem
Professor at the Laboratoire Navier, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, IFSTTAR, CNRS (France)
New advances in strain localization analysis: application to seismic faulting and compaction banding


Kenichi Soga
McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering and Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Large deformation modeling of soil-pore fluid coupled problems using the Material Point Method

Ahmed Elgamal
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Nonlinear Seismic Response of Ground-Structure Systems: Developments and Challenges

Hannan Wanhuan Zhou
University of Macau, China
Physics-Informed machine learning for settlement anlysis of immersed tunnels.


R.Kerry Rowe
Professor at Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
Geosynthetics for construction on soft foundation soils


Giovanni Grasselli
NSERC/Energy Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics, University of Toronto
Modeling failure in layered geological formations - FDEM: a micro-mechanical approach that bridges across scales

Helmut F. Schweiger
Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Numerical simulation of CPT with the Sand and Clay Model (CASM) including effects of bonding

A.P.S. Selvadurai
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Multi-Phasic Approaches for Estimating THM Properties of Heterogeneous Rocks

Alessandro Tarantino
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK
Clay Micromechanics: state of the art and perspectives


Marco Barla
Professor at Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
The tale of two tunnels

  • 30 August 2022
  • Torino, Italy