2017.05 | Triggering and Motion of Landslides – Eduardo Alonso (Rankine Lecture – video)

Triggering and Motion of Landslides

57th Rankine Lecture

British Geotechnical Association

Dear colleagues, I would like to share with you the keynote lecture by Professor Eduardo Alonso, from the Universitat Politecnica of Catalunya (UPC).

Prof. Alonso has always been a leading figure in landslides and slope stability investigation. He has has won several medals, prizes and awards, and his achievements in civil Engineering are countless (e.g. he has been invited to multiple lectures and published more than 600 articles in international journals and conference proceedings), so I am not going to make you feel depressed with his astonishing achievements…

On a personal level, he has always been an example and guide to all his students in Engineering Geology and Civil Engineering in Barcelona, myself included.




2017.02 |Research impact|> 1000 citations during the last five years


I normally do not look at these numbers, but I have some good news to share with you: according to Google Scholar citations database, I’ve surpass 1000 mentions in scientific journals/book chapters during the last five years (2012-2017).

I know that research impact is being measured using some other indicators such as the impact factor of the journal, h index, etc, and that these indicators may be questioned concerning the REAL impact our research is doing, but it is always good to know that our recent investigation is being recognized by other researchers and collaborators.

Please, take a look to the google scholar citations database here:

Cheers up!


UPDATE (2018.10): the number of citations have been almost doubled in the last two years, and 2000 citations is the new milestone.

2016.06 | New position | University of Cambridge


I have recently obtained a Marie Curie fellowship for carrying out an exciting research project at the Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge). I will be working here during the next two years, so please, feel free to take a look at my dedicated website here: http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/people/abellan/

I have to recognize that it was difficult to leave Switzerland after almost 6 years working as a Oberassistent (postdoc / research fellow / junior lecturer) in Michel Jaboyedoff’s group (University of Lausanne), one of the most well-known groups using LiDAR for landslide investigations.

I will update some more info soon




2016.06 | Award | 40 Remarkable Geospatial professionals under 40

Antonio Abellan – xyHt awardPlease, take a look at the issue of the xyht journal showing a series of remarkable Geospatial professionals..  does any of this looks familiar to you? Congratulations to all 😉