Giullia Loretta Batali graduated from the Faculty of Hydrotechnics within UTCB in 1990, specializing in Hydrotechnical Constructions. She became PhD in Technical Sciences in 1997 at INSA Lyon France, with the highest honor (très honorable avec les félicitations du jury) with a thesis related to “The use of bentonite geocomposites in waste repositories”. Dr. Batali is a Professor in the Department of Geotechnics and Foundations, PhD supervisor and Director of the Council of University Doctoral Studies in UTCB. Also, she is the President of the Romanian Society of Geotechnics and Foundations. She managed 4 research grants as director (2 international and 2 national), and assume other projects won through the competition. Also, she participated as a team member in 7 international projects and 14 national projects. Prof. Batali has published 9 specialized books and over 100 articles published in specialized journals, volumes of congresses, international and national conferences.
Main research directions: Environmental geotechnics (waste depots, geosynthetics, natural and anthropogenic hazards), Support and foundation structures, Unsaturated soils.
She has a rich technical activity for the development of geotechnical studies, geotechnical investigations, design and geotechnical consulting, verification and expertise, as well as the development of technical regulations in the field. In recent years, she has had a rich activity within CEN for the revision of Eurocode 7, being a member of a Project Team mandated by CEN and leading a working group in the same framework.
Areas of expertise: geotechnics, foundations, support works, land improvement works, environmental geotechnics, geosynthetics, waste.