I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Alpine Mass Movements group of ETH Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos. In 2023, I defended my PhD in Mechanics at EPFL, supervised by Prof. J. Gaume and Prof. J.-F. Molinari. My research focuses on computational modeling of the mechanics of porous solids and granular flows, with a particular emphasis on snow. I’m currently working with the Material Point Method (MPM), however, I am interested in the development and application of all kinds of numerical methods in solid and fluid mechanics.

Previously, I have worked for DNV Oil&Gas, EVRY Consulting and interned at FFI and Equinor. I received a Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering from ETH Zürich in 2018, with the thesis entitled Computing Measure-Valued Solutions of the Leray-Alpha Model of Turbulence supervised by Prof. S. Mishra at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics.


Microstructural controls on the plastic consolidation of porous brittle solids

L. Blatny, H. Löwe and J. Gaume
Acta Materialia, vol. 250 (2023)
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A depth-averaged material point method for shallow landslides: Applications to snow slab avalanche release

L. Guillet, L. Blatny, B. Trottet, D. Steffen and J. Gaume
Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, vol. 128 (2023)
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Microstructural origin of propagating compaction patterns in porous media

L. Blatny, P. Berclaz, F. Guillard, I. Einav and J. Gaume
Physical Review Letters, vol. 128 (2022)
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This work was featured in Physics Magazine

Towards a predictive multi-phase model for alpine mass movements and process cascades

A. Cicoira, L. Blatny, X. Li, B. Trottet and J. Gaume
Engineering Geology, vol. 310 (2022)
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Computational micromechanics of porous brittle solids

L. Blatny, H. Löwe, S. Wang and J. Gaume
Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 140 (2021)
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