Frédéric Cappa

Professor of Geophysics at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), Geoazur Laboratory, « Earthquake » Team - @ : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. - Tel : 04 83 61 86 57 - Office 232 in Building 4.

Professional experience

• 2017-now: Deputy-director of the Geoazur laboratory (170 persons)

• 2015-now : Full Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

• 2013-2015 : Scientist at the CNRS (Temporary transfer from University to CNRS)

• 2014 : Accreditation to supervise research (HDR, France)

• 2007-2015 : Associate Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

• 2013-2014 : Visiting Scientist at the Tectonics Observatory (TO) of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS) of the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, Pasadena, US) (1 yr.)

• 2007-2009 : Visiting scientist at the Academia Sinica (Taïwan) (2 periods of 15 days)

• 2007-now : Permanent Guest Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, US)

Education

• 2005-2007 : Post-doc at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, US) (DOE Fellowship)

• 2002-2005 : PhD thesis at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US)

• 1999-2002 : Master degree at the University of Franche-Comté (France)

Awards

• 2016 Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe

• 2015 Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

• 2013 and 2014 American Rock Mechanics Research Award

• 2012-2014 Medalist of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

• 2012 Prize-winner of the French Academy of Sciences (Louis Gentil-Jacques Bourcard Prize)

• 2010 and 2014 Scientific Excellence Fellowship from the French Ministry of Education and Research

• 2007 Finalist of the Rocha Medal Award

• 2005 Jean Goguel Award

Research interests

Fault and earthquake mechanics and the coupling with fluid flow

Fluid-induced (a)seismicity

Fault zones structure physical properties

Landslide mechanics

Hydromechanics (in situ experiments and numerical modeling)