Dr. Sérgio D.N. Lourenço, MSc, PhD, FGS, FHEA

Associate Professor

 

A: Room 6-21, Department of Civil Engineering, Haking Wong Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR

T: + 852 3917 2672

F: + 852 25595337

E: lourenco@hku.hk

 

Biosketch     Dr. Sérgio Lourenço is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong having joined in 2014 from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (UK). Prior to that he worked at Geotechnical Observations Ltd in London, a spinoff from the Imperial College London. Sérgio’s first, second and third degrees are from the New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Kyoto University (Japan) and Durham University (UK). Sérgio is currently developing functional granular materials for climate-adaptable infrastructure. Funding, as PI, is from the HK Research Grants Council (two active grants), with past grants from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (two grants as PI), and the Royal Society (UK) with academic and industrial partners from HK, UK, Germany and Japan. He currently sits in three editorial boards (including the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and as an Assistant Editor for Landslides), is a member of EPSRC’s Peer Review College and a member of the International Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering TC211-Ground Improvement and affiliate for TC106-Unsaturated Soils. Between 2013-2018, he sat in the Physical Sciences Board (Royal Society UK). He has supervised 5 PhD students and 1 MPhil student to completion and holds 44 ISI journal papers across several fields of research.

 

Appointments

 

2020-

2014-2020

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

2008-2014

Lecturer, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK

2008

Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Observations Ltd, London, UK

2000-2001

Site Engineer, Sopecate Geotecnics SA, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Education

 

2005-2008

PhD Geotechnical Engineering, School of Engineering, Durham University, UK, Suction Measurements and Water Retention in Unsaturated Soils

2001-2004

MSc Research, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, A Study on the Factors Affecting the Initiation of Rainfall-Induced Landslides by Triaxial and Flume Tests

1994-2000

Licenciatura Geological Engineering, Earth Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal (1-year ERASMUS, University of Liège, Belgium)

 

Research

 

Theme

Climate-adaptable infrastructure and geohazards

Topics

Hydrophobic granular materials; Functional soils; Landslides (rainfall, earthquake-induced, submarine and wildfire-related)

 

Esteem

 

2020-

Editor (Assistant), Landslides (Springer)

2019

HK Institution of Engineers Ringo Yu Prize for PhD Thesis in Geotechnical Studies 2018, Supervisor of HKU nominee – Dr Yunesh Saulick

2016-

Member, EPSRC Peer Review College (UK)

2016-

Editorial Board Member, Canadian Geotechnical Journal

2015

2015 HK Institution of Engineers Geotechnical Division Prize – AECOM prize for Best Final Year Geotechnical Project, Supervisor of awardee – Steven Ng

2015-

Member TC211 Ground Improvement, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

2014-

Editorial Board, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CAS)

2013-

Editorial Board, Geotechnical Research (ICE)

2013-

Physical Sciences Board, Royal Society (UK)

2013-2016

Management Committee (Hong Kong Representative), COST Action TU1202, Impact of Climate Change on Engineered Slopes for Infrastructure

2012

2nd runner up, 2012 Richard Wolters Prize by International Association of Engineering Geology for under 40’s research excellence in Engineering Geology

2011

2011 Curry Prize by the UK Geologists’ Association for best MSc thesis, Supervisor of awardee – Stuart Archer

2005-2008

PhD Studentship EPSRC CASE with Wykeham Farrance Ltd (UK)

2001-2004

MSc Studentship Monbusho (Ministry of Education of Japan)

1999-2000

ERASMUS Program (EU)

 

Research grants

 

2017-2020

General Research Fund (HK Research Grants Council), Physically-enhanced water repellency in granular materials, PI Lourenço, Co-I’s: Prof Glen McHale & Dr Gary Wells (Northumbria), Dr Béatrice Baudet (University College London), HKD440k

2016-2019

General Research Fund (HK Research Grants Council), Durable synthetic water repellent soils for sustainable ground infrastructure, PI Lourenço, Co-I’s: Dr Johnny Cheuk (AECOM HK), Prof Paul Hallett & Prof Graeme Paton (Aberdeen University), Dr Albert Yeung (HKU), HKD676k

2015-2018

General Research Fund (HK Research Grants Council), Hydrologic optimum of water repellent soils for slope protection, PI Lourenço, Co-I’s: Peter Cleall (Cardiff University UK), Prof. Joerg Bachmann (Leibniz University Hannover), HKD695k

2012-2013

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - UK, Measurement of water menisci contact angles in bulk soil samples EP/K007904/1, PI Lourenço, Project Partner University of Hannover, Germany, PI, GBP24k

2011-2013

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - UK, The impact of water repellency on soil mechanics EP/I008756/1 (ranked 1st/7), PI Lourenço, Project Partner Swansea University, PI, GBP127k

2011-2013

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Triggering of landslides under extreme weather conditions and hazard mitigation, PI Gong-Hui Wang - Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Project Partner

2009-2010

Royal Society Research Grant, A new instrument to measure positive and negative water pressure below cavitation in soils, PI Lourenço, RG090044 (Co-I Xiangwei Wang, Engineering, Cardiff), PI Lourenço, GBP15k

 

Seed funding & travel grants  

 

2019

Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research (HKU), Microencapsulation for hydrophobic recovery in granular materials, HKD53k

2017

Universitas 21 Fellowship, Visit to University of Queensland, HKD50k

2016

Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research (HKU), Weather-resilient granular materials, HKD45.9k, HKD45k

2014-2016

Seed Funding for New Staff (HKU), Ground Resilience to Extreme Weather by Engineering Soil Particle Interfaces, HKD200k

2014-2016

Sustainable infrastructure engineering and development (Civil Engineering, HKU), Earthen constructions for a tropical climate, HKD60k

2013-2014

Long Term Research Visits, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan), Flume tests for improved forecasting of post-wildfire debris flows, with Dr. G.-H. Wang, JPY1.6M

2009-2010

Cardiff University International Collaboration Award, Landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China, GBP3.5k

 

International

 

2017

School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia (host Professor David Williams)

2015

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources, University of Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia (host Dr Yuhyi Tadza)

School of Environmental and Natural Resources, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia (host Dr Zulfhami Rahman); Research Centre for Geotechnology Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia (host Mrs Sarah Dwi)

2012-2013

Institute of Soil Science, University of Hannover, Germany (host Prof. Jörg Bachmann)

2012

Landslide Hazards Program, US Geological Survey (host Dr Susan H. Cannon)

2011

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (host Dr Gong-Hui Wang)

 

Seminars

 

May 2019

Innotech Forum on Geotechnology, Civil Engineering and Development Department (HKSAR Government) & International Conference on Silk-roads Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development, Beijing

Mar 2019

Association of Geotechnical Specialists (HK)

Dec 2016

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China    

Sep 2016

Synthetic water-repellent soils, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

May 2016

Synthetic water-repellent soils, American Society of Civil Engineers – HK Section

Jul 2015

Impacts of soil wettability in ground engineering and earth surface processes: early results, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mar 2015

Weather impacts on slopes, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Bandung, Indonesia

Mar 2015

Weather impacts on slopes, University of Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia

Aug 2014

Water repellent soils for slope protection, Arup Hong Kong

Sep 2013

Slope processes and soil particle wettability, Strathclyde University

Aug 2011

The impact of soil wettability on soil mechanics, Kyoto University

Oct 2010

Soil wettability and soil mechanics: setting the context, Swansea University

 

Network

 

2019-

Dr Antonios Kanellopoulos, University of Hertfordshire (UK)

2016-

Dr Billy Hau (Biological Sciences, HKU)

2015-2018

Dr Angel Ng & Mr Stuart Mills (Ove Arup HK)

2015-

Dr May Chui, Dr Jun Yang, Dr Albert Yeung (Civil Engineering, HKU)

2015-

Dr Peter Cleall (Engineering, Cardiff)

2014-

Dr Béatrice Baudet (Civil Engineering, University College London)

2013

Dr Paul Jaquin (Integral Engineering / Earth Building UK)

2013-2014

Dr Alison Paul (Chemistry, Cardiff)

2012-

Prof Jörg Bachmann (Leibniz University Hannover)

2012

Dr Susan Cannon (United States Geological Survey)

2008-2019

Dr Christopher Morley (Chemistry, Cardiff)

2008-2014

Prof Stefan Doerr (Geography, Swansea)

2001-

Dr Gong-Hui Wang (Kyoto University)

 

Responsibilities

 

Teaching

Cardiff

Engineering Behaviour of Soils (MSc)

Engineering Geology (BSc Y3)

Earth Skills (BSc Y1)

Water in the Environment (MSc)

MSc Case Studies / Seminars organizer (MSc)

HKU

Engineering Geology (MSc)

Slope Engineering (MSc)

Practical Design of Tunnels in Hong Kong (MSc)

Earth Retaining Systems (BEng Y3)

Soil Mechanics (BEng Y2)

 

Supervision 

Cardiff

2 Research Assistants

35 MSc Students

2 BSc Students

2 MESci Students

2 visiting MSc students from Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (Italy) & Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)

HKU

PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postdocs

 

 

 

 

MSc

FYP

 

 

Qi Rui (PhD, 2019-2023)

Xing Xin (PhD, 2018-2022)

Lin Hongjie (PhD, 2016-2020), Durability of hydrophobized sands

Shuang Zheng (PhD, 2015-2019), (now at China Construction Company), co-supervisor Prof Peter Cleall, Cardiff University, Hydrological and erosional processes in synthetic water-repellent soils

Liu Deyun (MPhil, 2016-2018), (now PhD student at Imperial College London), co-supervisor Prof Jun Yang, HKU, Micro and macro scale mechanical behaviour of polymer-coated sands (completed)

Yunesh Saulick (PhD, 2014-2018), co-supervisor Dr Béatrice Baudet, UCL, Synthesized water repellent granular solids (completed)

Hengyi Kang (PhD2013-2018), co-supervisor Dr Ryan Yan, Auckland University, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of fluid-particle interaction in hydrophobic granular materials (completed)

 

Dr Vincenzo Nardelli (now geotechnical engineer at Only Geotechnics HK)

Dr Zuo Lu (now postdoc at Xian Jiaotong University)

Dr Hongwei Yang (now postdoc at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

Dr Yunesh Saulick (at HKU)

 

32 MSc students

21 Final Year Project students

Peer Review Journals (selected)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

Grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books

 

 

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Acta Geotechnica

ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Catena

Engineering Geology

Environmental Earth Sciences

Environmental Geotechnics

European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Geoderma

Geofluids

Geological and Geotechnical Engineering

Geomechanics and Engineering

Géotechnique

Géotechnique Letters

Geotechnical Research

Hydrological Processes

International Journal of Thermal Sciences

Journal of Environmental Management

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE)

Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface

Journal of Maps

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Journal of Mountain Science

Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

Landslides

Langmuir

Soils and Foundations

Rhizosphere

Soil Science Society of America Journal

Sustainability

Vadose Zone Journal

Water Resources Research

 

2020 European Conference on Unsaturated Soils

2018 International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

2016 European Conference on Unsaturated Soils

2016 International Conference on Civil and Building Materials

2011 Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK

European Research Council (Starting Grants)

German Research Foundation (DFG)

Israel Science Foundation

Natural Environment Research Council UK

Royal Society UK

 

CRC Press / Balkema (book appraisal) (x2)

Examiner

2020

2015-

2013

 

Griffith University

4 MPhil & 5 PhD, HKU

PhD Strathclyde University

 

Journals

Underlined names indicate student/post-doc authors; #corresponding author

                                                                                                                                   

45.

Yang H, Lourenço SDN, Baudet BA#. (2020). 3D fractal analysis of multi–scale morphology of sand particles with μCT and interferometer, Géotechnique (accepted)

44.

Lin H, Lourenço SDN#. (2020). Physical degradation of hydrophobized sands, Powder Technology 10.1016/j.powtec.2020.04.015

43.

 

Saulick Y, Lourenço SDN#, Baudet BA. (2020). Enhanced hydrophobicity of sands by silanization and powder coating, Géotechnique 10.1680/jgeot.19.P.108

42.

 

Liu D, Lourenço SDN#, Yang J., Zhou Z, Leung AK. (2019). Discussion: Critical state of polymer-coated sands, Géotechnique 10.1680/jgeot.19.D.001

41.

Zheng S, Lourenço SDN#, Cleall P, Ng KYT. (2019). Erodibility of synthetic water-repellent granular materials: adapting the ground to weather extremes, Science of the Total Environment 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.328

40.

 

Lin H, Lourenço SDN#, Yao T, Zhou Z, Yeung AT, Hallett P, Paton G, Shih K, Hau BCH, Cheuk J. (2019). Imparting water repellency in completely decomposed granite with Tung oil, Journal of Cleaner Production 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.032

39.

Liu D, Sandeep CS, Senetakis K, Nardelli V, Lourenço SDN#. (2019). Micromechanical behaviour of a polymer-coated sand, Powder Technology 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.02.030

38.

Yang H, Lourenço SDN#, Baudet BA, Choi CE, Ng CWW. (2019).  3D Analysis of gravel surface texture, Powder Technology 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.01.074

37.

Zheng S, Lourenço SDN#. (2019). Performance and calibration of moisture sensors in silane-coated granular materials, Géotechnique Letters 10.1680/jgele.18.00185

36.

Li KM, Lu Z, Nardelli V, Alves TA, Lourenço SDN#. (2019). Morphometric signature of sediment particles reveals the source and emplacement mechanisms of submarine landslides, Landslides 10.1007/s10346-018-01123-1

35.

Lu Z, Lourenço SDN#, Baudet BA. (2019). Experimental insight into the particle morphology changes associated with landslide movement, Landslides 10.1007/s10346-018-1113-y

34.

Liu D, Lourenço SDN#, Yang J. (2019). Critical state of polymer-coated sands, Géotechnique 10.1680/jgeot.18.P.015

33.

Ting Y#, Baudet B, Lourenço SDN. (2018). Quantification of the surface roughness of quartz sand using optical interferometry, Meccanica 10.1007/s11012-018-0879-2

32.

Kang H, Lourenço SDN#, Yan RWM. (2018). Lattice Boltzmann simulation of droplet dynamics on granular surfaces with variable wettability, Phys. Rev. E 98, 012902

31.

Sandeep CS, Todisco MC, Nardelli V, Senetakis K#, Coop MR, Lourenço SDN. (2018). A micro-mechanical experimental study of highly/completely decomposed tuff granules, Acta Geotechnica 10.1007/s11440-018-0656-3

30.

Tang AM#, Askarinejad A, Cui YJ, Gentile F, Gowing J, Jommi C, Kehagia F, Keszeyné Say E, ter Maat HW, Lenart S, Lourenço SDN, Oliveira M, Osinski P, Springman SM, Stirling R, Toll D, Viterbo P. (2018). Atmosphere – vegetation – soil interactions impacts on engineered slopes: a review on recent advances, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 10.1144/qjegh2017-103 (open access)

29.

Saulick Y, Lourenço SDN#, Baudet BA, Woche S, Bachmann J. (2018). Physical-properties controlling water repellency in synthesised granular solids, European Journal of Soil Science 10.1111/ejss.12555

28.

Choi CE#, Cui Y, Liu LHD, Ng CWW, Lourenço SDN. (2018). Impact mechanisms of granular flow against curved barriers, Géotechnique Letters 7 (4), 1-35

27.

Zheng S, Lourenço SDN#, Cleall P, Chui TFM, Ng A, Millis S. (2017). Hydrologic behaviour of model slopes with synthetic water repellent soils, Journal of Hydrology 554C, 582-599

26.

Lin H, Zheng S, Lourenço SDN#, Jaquin P. (2017). Characterization of coarse soils derived from igneous rocks for rammed earth, Engineering Geology 228 (13), 137-145

25.

Lourenço SDN#, Saulick Y, Zheng S, Kang H, Liu D, Lin H, Ting Y. (2017). Soil wettability in ground engineering: fundamentals, methods and, applications, Acta Geotechnica 10.1007/s11440-017-0570-0

24.

Saulick Y#, Lourenço SDN, Baudet. (2017). A semi-automated technique for repeatable and reproducible contact angle measurements in granular materials using the Sessile Drop Method, Soil Science Society of America Journal 81 (2), 241-249

23.

Chan SH, Lourenço SDN#, (2016). Comparison of three silane compounds to impart water repellency in an industrial sand, Géotechnique Letters 6(4), 1–4

22.

Ng SHY, Lourenço SDN#, (2016). Conditions to induce water repellency in soils with dimethyldicholorosilane, Géotechnique 66(5), 441–444

21.

Lourenço SDN#, Woche SK, Bachmann J, Saulick Y. (2015). Wettability of crushed air-dried minerals, Géotechnique Letters 5(3), 173–177

20.

Lourenço SDN#, Wang G-H, Kamai T. (2015). Processes in model slopes made of mixtures of wettable and water repellent sand: implications for the initiation of debris flows in dry slopes, Engineering Geology 196, 47-58

19.

Lourenço SDN#, Wakefield C, Morley C, Doerr SH, Bryant R. (2015). Wettability decay in an oil-contaminated waste-mineral mixture with dry-wet cycles, Environmental Earth Sciences 74, 3, 2563-2569

18.

Lourenço SDN#, Jones N, Morley C, Doerr SH, Bryant R. (2015). Hysteresis in the soil water retention of a sand-clay mixture with contact angles lower than ninety-degrees, Vadose Zone Journal 14, 7

17.

Bardet J-P, Jesmani M, Jabbari N, Lourenço SDN (2014). Permeability and compressibility of wax-coated sands. Géotechnique 64, No. 9, 752–755

16.

Wang G-H#, Huang R, Lourenço SDN, Kamai T (2014). A large landslide triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan (M8.0) earthquake in Donghekou area: phenomena and mechanisms, Engineering Geology 182, B, 148-157

15.

Toll DG#, Lourenço SDN, Mendes J. (2013). Advances in suction measurements using high suction tensiometers, Engineering Geology 162, 29-37

14.

Wang G-H#, Huang R, Chigira M, Wu X, Lourenço SDN (2013). Landslide amplification by liquefaction of runout path material after the 2008 Wenchuan (M8.0) earthquake, China, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, 3, 265-274

13.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Augarde C, Toll D, Fisher PC, Congreve A. (2012). Reply to Discussion “Formation and evolution of water menisci at contacts in unsaturated granular media”, Géotechnique 62, 12, 1143–1144

12.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Augarde C, Toll D, Fisher PC, Congreve A. (2012). Formation and evolution of water menisci at contacts in unsaturated granular media, Géotechnique 62, 3, 193-199

11.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D., Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F. (2011). A tensiometer based suction control system for laboratory testing of unsaturated soils, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal 34(6):755-764

10.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F. (2011). A new procedure for the determination of the soil water retention curve by continuous drying using high suction tensiometers, Canadian Geotechnical Journal 48, 2, 327-335

9.

Toll DG#, Lourenço SDN, Mendes J, Augarde CE, Tang AM, Cui YJ, Gallipoli D, Vidovic JCR, Pagano L, Mancuso C, Zingariello C,  Tarantino A, Hoffmann C, Pozzato A (2011). Soil suction monitoring for landslides and slopes, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 44, 1, 23-33

8.

Lourenço SDN#, Wang G-H, Chu J (2011). Aspects of sand behaviour by modified constant shear stress drained tests, Environmental Earth Sciences 62, 44, 865-870

7.

Alves T#, Lourenço SDN (2010). Structural and depositional features related to gravitational collapse:  lateral spreading to hydroplaning on a Late Miocene palaeoslope, Geomorphology 123, 13–33

6.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F, Medero G. (2010). Reply to Discussion “Calibrations of a high suction tensiometer”, Géotechnique 60, 3, 233-234

5.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Evans F (2009). On the measurement of water pressure in soils with high suction tensiometers, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal 32, 6, 1-7

4.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F, Medero G. (2008). Calibrations of a high suction tensiometer, Géotechnique 58, 8, 659–668

3.

Lourenço SDN#, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Evans F, Medero G, (2007). Discussion "The development of a suction control system for a triaxial apparatus" by Jotisankasa, A., Coop, M., and Ridley, A., ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal 30, 1, pp. 69-75

2.

Lourenço SDN#, Wang G-H, Sassa K, Fukuoka H (2006). Volumetric behaviour of saturated sands under poor drainage conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, Vol. 111, No. F3, F03004

1.

Lourenço SDN#, Sassa K, Fukuoka H (2006). Failure process and hydrologic response of a two layer physical model: implications for rainfall-induced landslides. Geomorphology, 73, 1-2, 115-130

 

Conferences

                                                                                                           

25.

Kang H, Lourenco SDN, Yan WM (2019) Droplet interaction with hydrophobic granular materials: an insight with the Lattice Boltzmann method, Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Volume 3

24.

Yao T, Baudet BA, Lourenço SDN (2018) Roughness distribution on sand particles, Proceedings of IS Atlanta 2018 Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro in Research and Practice, Atlanta, in press

23.

Lai J, Lourenço SDN (2018) Image analysis of wetting in granular materials, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

22.

Li BHW, Lam THY, Lourenço SDN (2018) Wettability of natural surface soils of Hong Kong, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

21.

Liu D, Lourenço SDN (2018) Time-dependency of soil water repellency induced by dimethyldichlorosilane, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

20.

Saulick Y, Lourenço SDN, Baudet BA (2018) A comparison of wettability measurements on a synthesised water repellent sand, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

19.

Saulick Y, Lourenço SDN, Baudet BA (2018) Engineering water repellency in granular solids, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

18.

Zheng S, Lourenço SDN, Cleall P, Millis S, Ng A, Chui TFM (2017) Experimental investigation on synthetic water repellent soils for slope stabilization, 2017 19th International Conference Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul

17.

Zheng S, Lourenco SDN, Cleall P, Millis S, Ng A (2017) Experimental investigation on synthetic water repellent soils for slope stabilization, 2017 World Landslide Forum, Slovenia

16.

Saulick Y, Lourenço SDN, Baudet B (2016). Effect of particle size on the measurement of the apparent contact angle in medium to fine sand of varying wettability under air-dried conditions, 3rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Advances in Experimental Methods: Mechanical Properties, 9, 09003

15.

Jones N, Lourenço SDN, Paul A (2016). Testing surfactants as additives for clay improvement: compaction and suction effects, 3rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Advances in Experimental Methods: Mechanical Properties, 9, 13006

14.

Toll DG, Asquith JD, Fraser A, Hassan AA, Liu G, Lourenço SDN, Mendes J, Noguchi T, Osinski P, Stirling R. (2015). Tensiometer techniques for determining soil water retention curves, 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Unsaturated Soil Mechanics-- From Theory to Practice 2016, Edited by Chen Z, Wei C, Sun D, Xu Y, 15-22.

13.

Lourenço SDN, Wang G-H, Kamai T. (2015). Flume tests in mixtures of wettable and water repellent sand: insights into the initiation of post-wildfire debris flows, Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication Vol. 2, 30  1085-1088

12.

Lourenço SDN, Rodrigues DMM. (2015). The 2010 flash floods in Madeira Island (Central Atlantic): characteristics and the role of wildfires in future events, Slopes and Geohazards, XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, 10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol4.266

11.

Lourenço SDN, Wang G-H, Kamai, T. (2015). Water repellent soils for slope stability, Slopes and Geohazards, XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, 10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol4.237

10.

Lourenço SDN, Wakefield C, Morley C, Doerr S, Bryant R (2012). Wettability assessment of an oil coated soil, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications, Mancuso, Jommi & D'Onza Eds, 2, 415-421

9.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D., Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F. (2011). Cavitation in high suction tensiometers: effect of temperature, time of use, and stone drying. Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice, Jotisankasa, Sawangsuriya, Soralump & Mairaing Eds, 429-435

8.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D., Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F. (2010). Advances in tensiometer based suction control systems, Unsaturated Soils – Alonso & Gens (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, 695-700

7.

Lourenço SDN, Wang G, Korup O, Weidinger J. (2010). Characteristics of a sample of large landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China. Geologically Active, Proc. IAEG 2010 (CRC Press): 419–425

6.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F, Medero G (2008). Studies of unsaturated soils by environmental scanning electron microscope using dynamic mode, Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering – Toll, D. G., Augarde, C. E., Gallipoli, D., Wheeler, S. J. (Eds.), 145-150

5.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Augarde C, Evans F, Medero G (2008). Evaluation of suction measurement by the tensiometer and the axis translation technique, Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering – Toll, D. G., Augarde, C. E., Gallipoli, D., Wheeler, S. J. (Eds.), 213-218

4.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Evans F, Medero G (2007). Determination of the Soil Water Retention Curve with tensiometers, Experimental unsaturated soil mechanics, Schanz, T. (Ed.), Springer, 95-102

3.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Evans F (2006). Use of tensiometers for the measurement of soil suction, Proc. 10 Congresso Nacional de Geotecnia, Lisboa, ISBN 972-98781-4-5

2.

Lourenço SDN, Gallipoli D, Toll D, Evans F (2006). Development of a commercial tensiometer for triaxial testing of unsaturated soils, Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE) No. 147, Vol. 2, 1875-1886

1.

Lourenço SDN, Sassa K, Fukuoka H (2004). An experimental study on the pore water pressure increase in rainfall-induced landslides, Proc. 9th Int. Symp. on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro, A. A. Balkema, Vol. 1, 712-715

 

Other publications

                                                                                                           

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Zheng S, Lourenço SDN (2018). Post-wildfire debris flows in Greater China, Second JTC1 Workshop on Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides, Hong Kong 2018

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Lourenco SDN, Saulick Y, Kang H, Zheng S, Liu D, Lin H (2017). Engineering water repellency in granular materials for ground applications, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU2017-2512

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Lourenço SDN, Wang G-H, Kamai T (2014). Physical Modelling of Rainfall-induced Landslides in Wettable/Water Repellent Sand Mixtures, 2014 Annual DPRI Conference, Kyoto University

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Lourenço SDN, Fisher PC (2010). Imaging wet particle mixtures, Microscience2010

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Lourenço SDN (2008). Suction measurements and water retention in unsaturated soils, PhD. Thesis, Durham University, pp. 369

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Toll DG, MUSE Team (2008). Soil suction monitoring for landslides, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-05915

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Casini F, Munoz J-J, Lourenço SDN, Vaunat J., Pereira JM (2006). Results of the first centrifuge campaign at LCPC facilities, Nantes, France, MUSE Internal Report, 54pp.

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Lourenço SDN (2004). A study on the factors affecting the initiation of rainfall-induced landslides by triaxial and flume tests, MSc. Thesis, Kyoto University, Japan, pp. 44

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Lourenço SDN, Sassa K, Fukuoka H. (2003). Constant Shear Stress Drained tests in saturated sandy soils, 42nd Japan Landslide Society Conference, Landslide 2003, Toyama, 4 pp.

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Lourenço SDN, Rodrigues DMM (2002). Introduction to landslides in Madeira Island (Portugal), 41st Japan Landslide Society Conference, Landslide 2002, Tokushima, 2 pp.

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Lourenço SDN (2000). Reconnaissances géologiques, géophysiques et geotechniques sur le troçon Welkenraedt-Hammerbrucke du project TGV (2000), Travail de Fin d’Etudes, Université de Liège, Belgium, pp. 82