Marco Barla

Full Professor
Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)

  • Rector's Advisor for Sport and Recreation
  • Member of Interdepartmental Center Ec-L - Energy Center Lab
  • Member Presidio di Qualità di Ateneo
  • Vice Coordinator Collegio di Dottorato INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE

Profile

Research interests

Geotechnical engineering
Geothermal energy
Numerical analysis
Rock mechanics
Tunnelling

Biography

Marco Barla is a Full Professor of Geotechnical Engineering (ICAR/07) at the Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG) of the Politecnico di Torino and an expert consultant for tunnelling and slope stability problems. Leads a research group active in the field of laboratory testing on soils and rocks, numerical modelling, tunnel excavation, slope stability, geotechnical monitoring and energy geostructures (www.rockmech.polito.it). Editor in Chief of the ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, past President of ELGIP - European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform, member of the Osservatorio Gallerie CSLLPP. Holds academic duties as the Rector's Advisor for sports activities, member of the University Quality Control Center and member of the Department's Board, elected member of the Board of Unisport Italia, the network of Italian Universities on Academic Sport. Author of a textbook, founder of a spin-off company, holds two patents (Enertun and Geothermskin) and published around two hundred scientific papers in international, and national journals and conference proceedings. Responsible for 70 research projects and contracts on national and international funds for a total funding of more than 2 M€. Member of AGI, Associazione Geotecnica Italiana, of the ISSMGE, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, of ISRM, International Society for Rock Mechanics, of ASCE, American Society for Civil Engineers, Board member of IACMAG, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. Received the Iacmag Award in 2005, the Best Paper at the 11th ISRM Congress in 2007, the ‘IACMAG Excellent Contributions Award’ in 2011, the Telford Premium from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2016 and the nomination among the top 5 projects of the European Geothermal Innovation Award for Enertun in 2018.

Scientific branch

ICAR/07 - GEOTECHNICS
(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment

SDG

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Certificate conferred by International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) (2007)
  • IACMAG Excellent Contributions Award conferred by International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) (2011)
  • Telford Premium conferred by Institution of Civil Engineers - London, United Kingdom, United kingdom (2016)

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • SOILS & ROCKS (2021-), Editorial board member
  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMECHANICS (2020-), Editor of magazine, editorial series, encyclopaedia
  • TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY (2015-), Editorial board member

Conferences

  • Iacmag 2021 - Challenges and innovation in Geomechanics (1/1/2021-8/5/2021), Program chair

Research networks

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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PhD

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Bachelor of Science

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Teaching and training projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Research

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Supervised PhD students

  • Francesco Campana. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
    Research subject: Viscoplastic behaviour of geomaterials and constitutive modelling
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Infrastructures
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Infrastructures
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Maria Romana Alvi. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Energy geostructures: integration with other energy sources and heat storage in soil and rocks.
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Amirreza Pourfatollah. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (38th cycle, 2023-in progress)
    Research subject: Climate change effects on landslide in Alpine region
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Infrastructures
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Infrastructures
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Infrastructures
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Simone De Feudis. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (37th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Development of systematic approaches for the thermal activation of the existing heritage of tunnels.
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Numerical Modelling and Simulation
    Soil and Rock Mechanics

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