Senior Scientist (Directeur de recherche) IRD, Géoazur, Université Côte d’Azur

Director of Department « Dynamics of the Earth interior and continentale surfaces » French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) (2015-…)

Employment

  • Junior scientist at ORSTOM, Nouméa New Caledonia (1984-1987)
  • Junior scientist (chargé de recherche) at ORSTOM (Villefranche-sur-mer, France)
  • Senior scientist (Directeur de recherche) at IRD (2000) at Géoazur (Nice, France)

Management

  • Director of Department «  Dynamics of the Earth interior and continentale surfaces »  IRD (2015-…)
  • Président of the CSNO (Commission des services nationaux d’observation) (2014 - 2015)
  • Président of the evaluation comittee HCERES (GET and OMP, Toulouse, 2014)
  • Expert for the forward-looking workshop ARP MERMED (2013 - 2014)
  • Président of the scientific council of the OREME observatory (Montpellier) (2012 - 2016)
  • Expert for the working group « sea » of the French Research Alliance for the Environment (2012 - 2015)
  • Vice-President of the Scientific council of the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (2010-2014)
  • President of the section 18 (Earth and the Terrestrial Planets: structure, history and models) of the National Committee of CNRS (2010 - 2012) – Member of this section since 2004
  • Member of the executive committee of the Pôle Mer Méditerranée cluster (2011-2014)
  • Director of the Géoazur Laboratory (2002-2009)

Education

  • Second Thesis (Habilitation à diriger des recherches, 1998, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • PhD degree in geophysics, Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (1984)
  • Formerly student of the École Normale Supérieure (Saint-Cloud)

Awards and Honours

  • Chevalier des palmes académiques
  • Prime d’excellence scientifique (puis PEDR)

Professional Activity

  • Reviewer for international scientific journal
  • Expert for national and international several agencies (HCERES, ANR, NSF, etc)
  • Participation to ~15 PhD committee
  • PI of the REMAKE project – seismic forecast in Ecuador (ANR – 599 k€) 2016 - 2019
  • PI of PRIMA-OCEANOMED - research and development of submarine sensors (CPER – 2 M€) 2007 - 2014
  • Co-PI of the european program « Thales Was Right » in Lesser Antilles (ANR – 206 k€) 2006 - 2010
  • Co-PI of the SUBSISMANTI project in Lesser Antilles (ANR – 180 k€) 2005 - 2009
  • PI of the MOGLI project - research and development of submarine sensors (ANR – 300 k€) 2005 - 2009

Field Experience

  • Post-seismic rapid response experiment after the Mw 7.8 Pedernales earthquake (Ecuador) 2016
  • Participation to 18 cruises of geophysics
  • Chief scientist of 8 cruises of geophysics 1983 - 2014

Invited Scientist

  • 1987-1988 University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, TX, USA

Educational activity

  • Since 1988, I supervised more than 10 Master of Sciences and 12 PhD Thesis. I am teaching ~60 hours for undergraduate and Master of Sciences students at the University of Nice.