Monica Löfman

University Teacher
University Teacher
T214 Civil Engineering
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About me

I work as a part-time University Teacher at the Department of Civil Engineering (research group: Mineral-based materials and mechanics). For the remaining week, I work as a Specialist at Ramboll Finland Oy. At Aalto I teach in the following courses: Geotechnics, Foundation Engineering and Ground Improvement, Advanced Soil Mechanics, and Geologia ja geomekaniikka.

My PhD research dealt with probabilistic approaches (e.g. Monte Carlo simulation) and reliability-based design applied to settlement of embankments on clay subsoil. My research also included uncertainty quantification related to inherent variability of geotechnical properties (i.e. soil statistics) and transformation uncertainty in empirical correlations that are used in preliminary settlement estimation. During my research I became familiar with data analysis in Python and @RISK (Palisade's risk analysis / Monte Carlo simulations Add-in for Excel).

In addition, I have experience in laboratory testing of soils: I have planned, performed and analyzed oedometer tests and anisotropically consolidated triaxial tests on clay specimens, and shear box testing of both cohesive and granular soils.

Contact information

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Rakentajanaukio 4 02150 Espoo Finland
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Honors and awards

Student prize: Oskari Vilamo Foundation Awards

Oskari Vilamo Fund awarded the best theses on the building trade, The MSc-prizes of the year 2017 are granted for Tuomas Alapieti, Kalle Aromaa, Martyna Kainulainen and Monica Löfman from the department of Civil Engineering
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2017

Student prize: Dean's master thesis award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Mineral Based Materials and Mechanics Jan 2016

Research groups

  • Mineral Based Materials and Mechanics, University Teacher


Safety margin from characteristic values in settlement calculations of embankments on clay


Observational method applied to the decision optimizing of foundation method in Kujala Interchange on silty clay subsoil

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2022 Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics Volume 3

Transformation models for the compressibility properties of Finnish clays using a multivariate database

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2022 Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards

The effect of stress path on the dilatation angle of soils

Osmo Korhonen, Matti Lojander, Monica Löfman, Mirva Koskinen, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2021 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

CPTU-based settlement modelling for Kujala test embankments on overconsolidated silty clay: A probabilistic approach

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2021 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Inherent variability of geotechnical properties for Finnish clay soils

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2021 18th International Probabilistic Workshop, IPW 2020

Reliability analysis of consolidation settlement in clay subsoil using FOSM and Monte Carlo simulation

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2021 TRANSPORTATION GEOTECHNICS

Variability and Typical Value Distributions of Compressibility Properties of Fine-Grained Sediments in Finland

Monica Löfman, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2019 Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk