Welcome Jorge!

This month Jorge Terron joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU to undertake a 4-years PhD-project in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The main supervisor is Karl Gunnar Holter (NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NTNU) and as co-supervisors are Charlie Chunlin Li (NTNU) and Are Håvard Høien (Statens vegvesen – Norwegian Public Roads Administration). The research project is founded by Statens vegvesen and aims to find more effective methods to define permanent rock support in tunnels driven under poor rock mass conditions requiring reinforced ribs of shotcrete. The results are expected to positively contribute to more environmental-and-economical friendly solutions through renovated knowledge and optimized design methods in rock tunnels.

Welcome Jorge!