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Research interests

  • Seismology: source and structure, regional and global scales
  • Seismological experiments in planetary exploration (Mars and the Moon)
  • Historical seismicity
  • Deep structure modeling of the solid bodies of the solar system and exoplanets
  • Joint inversion of geophysical data (geodetic, seismological, magnetic) in terms of temperature and composition of planetary interiors


Academic background

1979 - 1984: Undergraduate and graduate studies in Earth Sciences, Rennes University

1984: Master in Earth Sciences, Rennes University

1988: PhD in Earth Sciences, Rennes University and Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris

1997: Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, Nantes University


1982 - 1984: Geologist, FUNVISIS, Fundacion venezolana de Investigaciones Sismologicas, Caracas, Venezuela (French National Service in Cooperation with Venezuela)

1988 - 1990: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Nagoya University, Japan

1990 - 1992: Associate Professor, Orsay University

1993 - 1997: Associate Professor, Nantes University

1998 - Present: Professor, Nantes University

Teaching experience

(Earth and Planetary Sciences department; undegraduate and graduate levels)

  • Geology
  • Fundamental and Applied Geophysics
  • Rheology
  • Geophysical applications in planetology
  • Spatial exploration missions