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Johan Spross

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I am an employed researcher with a PhD degree at the Division of Soil and Rock Mechanics. During 2019-2020 I will partly be guest researcher at the Engineering Risk Analysis Group at the Technical University of Munich. My main field of research is risk and safety analysis in geotechnical engineering. Currently, I focus on how reliability-based methods can be used to account for risks and uncertainties in a rational way, in order to minimise the costs and use of resources throughout the life cycle of the structure, without violating safety requirements. In addition to my position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, I am chairing the Committee for Competence Development in the Swedish Rock Engineering Association and a member of the Swedish Geotechnical Society’s committee on risk. I also take on expert assignments in my own company, GeoSpross AB.

On bachelor and master level, I mainly teach in the courses Geoscience and geotechnical engineering, Soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Rock mechanics, Applied statistics, and Theory and methodology of science and risk and safety analysis in building sciences. I am also director of postgraduate studies in civil and architectural engineering.


Applied Statistics (SF1910), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Built Environment, First Cycle (AF102X), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Soil and Rock Mechanics, Second Cycle (AF263X), course responsible, teacher | Course web

Earth Science and Land Use in Practice (AL1300), teacher | Course web

Engineering Geology (AE2401), teacher, course responsible | Course web

Geoscience and Geotechnical Engineering (AL1302), teacher | Course web

Research within Civil and Architectural Engineering (FAF3008), course responsible | Course web

Rock Mechanics (AF2602), course responsible, teacher | Course web

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (AF1601), course responsible, teacher | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science and Risk and Safety in Building Sciences (AF2023), teacher | Course web

Tunnel Engineering (AF2610), course responsible, teacher | Course web