The following publications have been authored and co-authored by members of the Research group on Bio-improved soils:

Journal articles

  1. Terzis, D., & Laloui, L. (2019). Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment A decade of progress and turning points in the understanding of bio-improved soils : A review. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 2352–3808.
  2. Terzis, D., & Laloui, L. (2019). Cell-free soil bio-cementation with strength, dilatancy and fabric characterization. Acta Geotechnica, 3.
  3. Terzis, D., & Laloui, L. (2018). 3-D micro-architecture and mechanical response of soil cemented via microbial-induced calcite precipitation. Scientific Reports, 8(1416), 1–11.
  4. Terzis, D., Bernier-latmani, R., & Laloui, L. (2016). Fabric characteristics and mechanical response of bio-improved sand to Fabric characteristics and mechanical response of bio-improved sand to various treatment conditions. Géotechnique Letters, 6, 50–57.
  5. Venuleo S., Laloui L., Terzis D., Hueckel T., Hassan M. (2016). Microbially induced calcite precipitation effect on soil thermal conductivity. Géotechnique Letters, 6(1):39–44
  6. Fauriel, S., & Laloui, L. (2012). A bio-chemo-hydro-mechanical model for microbially induced calcite precipitation in soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 46, 104–120.


  1. Laloui L. (ed.) (2014). Bio- and Chemo-Mechanical Processes in Geotechnical Engineering: Géotechnique Symposium in Print 2013. ICE Publicing.

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Terzis, D., & Laloui, L. (2017). On the Application of Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation for Soils: A Multiscale Study. In: Ferrari A., Laloui L. (eds) Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales (ATMSS). ATMSS 2017. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  2. Terzis, D., & Laloui, L. (2017). Quantitative analysis of the crystalline bond lattice of bio-improved soils using micro-computed tomography Analyse quantitative du réseau de liaisons cristallines de sols bio-améliorés au travers de la micro- tomographie aux rayons X. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (pp. 2669–2672). Seoul.
  3. Fauriel, S., & Laloui, L. (2011). A Bio-hydro-mechanical Model for Propagation of Biogrout in Soils. In Geo-Frontiers 2011 (pp. 4041–4048).


  1. Terzis, D. (2017). Kinetics, Mechanics and Micro-structure of Bio-cemented Soils. Lausanne: EPFL.
  2. Fauriel S. (2013). Multiphysical Modelling of Soils with a Focus on Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation. Lausanne: EPFL.