Maître de Conférences des Universités


Bât. 4, office n°159

Tél : +33 (0)276645154

Mél : olivier.verhoeven@univ-nantes.fr


Research interests 

  • Stochastic inversion of geophysical data
  • Internal structure of Earth-like planets


Current research projects



  • Geosciences
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Data analysis
  • Programming
  • Planetology


Scientific and academic responsabilities



  • Smrekar, S.E., Lognonné, P., Spohn, T., Banerdt, W.B. et al. (2019), Pre-Mission InSights on the Interior of Mars, Space Sci. Rev., Vol. 215.
  • Panning, M.P., Lognonné P., Banerdt, W.B.  et al. (2017), Planned Products of the Mars Structure Service for the InSight Mission to Mars, SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, Vol. 211, pp. 611-650.
  • DUMOULIN, C. TOBIE, G. VERHOEVEN, O., Rosenblatt, P., Rambaux, N. (2017), Tidal constraints on the interior of Venus, J. GEOPHYS. RES. Planets, doi:10.1002/2016JE005249.
  • VERHOEVEN, O.VACHER, P. (2016) . Laboratory-based electrical conductivity at Martian mantle conditions, PLANET. SPACE SCI., 134, 29-35.
  • CIVET, F.THEBAULT, E.VERHOEVEN, O.LANGLAIS, B. & SATURNINO, D. (2015), Electrical conductivity of the Earth's mantle from the first Swarm magnetic field measurements,  GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 42, 3338–3346.
  • DRILLEAU, M.BEUCLER, É.MOCQUET, A.VERHOEVEN, O., Moebs, G., Burgos, G. et al. (2013), A Bayesian approach to infer radial models of temperature and anisotropy in the transition zone from surface wave dispersion curves. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL195(2), 1165-1183.
  • MOCQUET, A., Rosenblatt, P., Dehant, V. & VERHOEVEN, O. (2011), The deep interior of Venus, Mars, and the Earth: A brief review and the need for planetary surface-based measurements. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE59(10, SI), 1048-1061.
  • Rivoldini, A., Hoolst, T. V., VERHOEVEN, O.MOCQUET, A. & Dehant, V. (2011), Geodesy constraints on the interior structure and composition of Mars. ICARUS213(2), 451-472.
  • VERHOEVEN, O.MOCQUET, A.VACHER, P., Rivoldini, A., Menvielle, M., Arrial, P.-A. et al. (2009), Constraints on thermal state and composition of the Earth's lower mantle from electromagnetic impedances and seismic data. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH114.
  • VACHER, P. & VERHOEVEN, O. (2007), Modelling the electrical conductivity of iron-rich minerals for planetary applications. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, 55.