The Institute carries out research in all topics of Geomechanics, Geotechnical and Rock Engineering, Tunnelling and Soil Mechanics.
Our aim is to find the right combination between basic and applied research and therefore, we focus on working with academic institutions internationally to achieve World-class research and local and international industrial partners to achieve impact in society.

Our main focus areas are:

  1. Ground-robot interaction
  2. Ground-fluid-structure interaction
  3. Thermal behaviour of soils and rocks
  4. Geotextiles and Geogrids
  5. Instrumentation and Monitoring
  6. Tunnelling
  7. Rock Mechanics