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    Bygningstorvet, Bygning 115

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

We contribute with research-based knowledge on how to improve civil infrastructure sustainability, how to promote its resiliency to climate change effects, and how to deal with the limited availability of geological resources.

We do research within the following core areas:

  • experimental soil mechanics
  • soil-structure interaction
  • computational geomechanics
  • geophysics of soils and rocks
  • frozen ground geophysics
  • geological processes controlling subsurface flow and stability
  • pavement mechanics
  • smart infrastructure
  • mineral resources

We have advanced equipment and laboratory facilities:

  • 5 m diameter geotechnical centrifuge
  • geophysical/geotechnical permafrost laboratory
  • low-field nuclear magnetic resonance setup
  • distributed fiber-optic sensing equipment


We collaborate with civil infrastructure facility owners and operators, e.g., governmental agencies, municipalities, material producers, and design companies. The section also collaborates with other DTU departments, as well as with other research institutions – national and international. We teach candidates in civil engineering. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact our head of section.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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