I am a researcher in rock physics/rock mechanics/petrophysics in the Engineering Geology group of the British Geological Survey since January, 2015. My research interests span a broad spectrum of geological and geophysical topics related the deformations and the circulation of fluids in the Earth’s crust, from both fundamental points of view (mechanics of faulting and earthquakes) and geo-engineering (shale gas, nuclear waste geological storage, carbon dioxide geological sequestration).
I develop lab experiments and use various experimental plateforms to observe, identify and quantify rock deformation mechanisms and the hydro(-thermo-chemo)-mechanical properties of geomaterials from micro to centimeter scales that are then calibrated using models or field observations, and are also available to inform decision making. I work at the frontiers of tectonophysics, seismology, structural geology, volcanology, hydrology and risks assessment.
I received a M.Sc. (2007) and a PhD (2010) in Geophysics from the Université Paris Diderot (France), and completed 2 postdocs in the Laboratory for Rock Physics of the University of Maryland, College Park (USA, 2011-2013) and in the Fault Mechanics group at ISTerre (France, 2013-2014).
I was awarded the EGU outstanding student poster award (YSOPP) in 2010.