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IGS Secretary General
Dr. Laura Carbone
Dr. Laura Carbone is a senior engineer at HUESKER Synthetic in Germany. She graduated with honours as an environmental engineer at the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria in Italy in 2010 and in 2014 she achieved a doctoral degree in geotechnical engineering through a joint supervision thesis between the University of Grenoble Alpes in France and the University of Reggio Calabria in Italy. In her research, she studied the interaction behaviour of geosynthetic – geosynthetic interfaces on slopes under static and seismic loading conditions.
She’s authored more than 30 scientific papers for peer journals, national and international conferences and holds two awards including the IGS Student Award 2012.
Since 2015, she has worked as a senior engineer at Huesker Synthetic in Germany, where she leads project designs in environmental engineering, with a special interest in landfill designs, slope stability and the remediation of contaminated sites.
Dr. Laura Carbone is the IGS Secretary General (2022 – 2026). She has actively served the IGS for 10 years. She co-founded the IGS Young Members Committee in 2012, was elected an IGS Council member in 2020 and was the past Chair of the European Regional Activities Committee (2020-2022).
At the national level since 2015, she is a member of the German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) and of the German Section on Geosynthetics in Germany and a member of the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI) and the IGS Italian Chapter (AGI-IGS) in Italy.