Geohazards and Risks in Mountainous Areas

The main goal of the research is for the development of innovative solutions to (i) characterize slope mass movement processes (landslides, rockfalls, etc.) and sediment transfers, (ii) improve techniques of slope processes monitoring and 3D modeling of geological objects, (iii) provide hazard and risk assessments related to gravitational phenomena and (iv) support decision making in natural hazard mitigation and management. This is achieved by developing a fundamental process understanding. Various approaches are used for this purpose, combining fieldwork, remote sensing (with a strong focus on laser scanning), geomechanical analyses, numerical and analogic simulations and development of computer models.

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Research group

Permanent staff

Research team

  • Dr. Clément Michoud
  • Dr. Karen Sudmeier-Rieux
  • Dr. Veronica Artigue
  • Dr. Zar Chi Aye
  • Antoine Guerin
  • Agnès Kouame
  • Caroline Lefeuvre
  • Emmanuel Nduwayezu
  • Emmanuel Wyser
  • François Noël 
  • Jérémie Voumard
  • Mariam Benhammouda
  • Martin Franz
  • Roya Olyazadeh

External PhD students

  • Benjamin Rudaz
  • Dario Carrea
Géopolis - CH-1015 Lausanne
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