Rainer Massarsch

Adjungerad professor/Adjunct Professor
Avd Jord och Bergmekanik / Div. Soil and Rock Mechanics
KTH, 100 44 Stockholm / Royal Institute of Technology
S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 790 90 49
Fax: +46 8 790 79 28

Övrigt / Miscellaneous

Present Position
Employment record
Inventions and patents
Consulting work
Recent consulting projects
Major consulting projects

Present Position:


Employment record:


More than 100 scientific publications in the field of geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering and soil dynamics, thereof 40 refereed publications.
List of Publication

Inventions and patents:

Vibration isolation using gas cushions, projects executed in 3 countries), three related patents. Resonance compaction (MRC compaction), projects executed in 12 countries. Soil nailing using vibratory compaction system. Vibratory pile foundation systems. Total stress cell.


Invited lectures have been given in the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden.
Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey.
Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania
North and South America:
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA

Consulting work:

Consultant to major engineering companies world-wide, including Bilfinger and Berger International, Franki International, Krupp Hoesch, Baugruppe Köhler, Müller vibrators etc.

Recent consulting projects:

Foundation design and implementation of industrial centers in Halle and Magdeburg, Germany, Earthquake design Harbour of Mykonos, Greece, Design of airport platform, Chep Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong, Compaction project design in connection with Hong Kong Infrastructure development. Compaction design of oil tank farm projects and infrastructure developments in Germany, Sweden, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Hong Kong. Vibration isolation projects, city of Helsinki, Finland.

Major consulting projects:

Salvage operation of pharaonic monuments along the river Nile (Sphinx at Giza, Memnon Colossi, Tomb of Nefertari etc.), Egypt. Soil improvement work for the Chep Lap Kok airport, Hong Kong, Container terminals, Hong Kong, Oil refinery Rayong Thailand, Paper mill Eltmann Germany, Container terminal Antwerp, Belgium, Vibration isolation of residential area, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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