Benoît Petri - Curriculum Vitæ

Maître de conférences / Associate Professor of Petrology at EOST, Université de Strasbourg

Professional experience

2019-pres.    Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg
2016-2019    Post-doctoral researcher, University of Lausanne (1.5 yr.) and IPGS, Strasbourg (1.5 yr.)
2015                Post-doctoral researcher, IPGS, Strasbourg
2011-2014    PhD student, University of Strasbourg
2011-2014    Teaching assistant, University of Strasbourg
2011-2014    Visiting fellow, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
2009                Internship, IPGS, Strasbourg
2008                Geological technician, French geological survey
2008                Internship, French geological survey


2011-2014    PhD thesis in Earth Sciences, University of Strasbourg
2009-2011    MSc in Earth Sciences, University of Strasbourg
2006-2009    BSc in earth Sciences, University of Strasbourg

Institutional responsabilities

  • Participation to the ICPD – DIVE workshop and drilling proposal, coordinator of the Tectonics and Structural Geology division.
  • Reviewer for Tectonics, Scientific Reports (Nature), Minerals, Journal of Maps and Geological Field Trips (Italian geological society).
  • Organization and co-organization of geological excursions for students (high-school and university).
  • Co-organization of scientific outreach projects with an Earth Sciences outreach association (Gé-P-To).
  • Presentation of Earth Sciences in high-school.
  • Leader of several field excursions.

Awards and grants

2014                 Best poster award, Réunion des Sciences de la Terre 2014, Pau, France.
2013                 Excellence scholarship “Eole” (French-Dutch network RFN-FNA)
2011–2014    Doctoral contract of the University of Strasbourg

Approved research projects

  • 2019-2022    How Important is Compositional Layering within the Earth? Testing the Hypothesis using Seismic Anisotropy, Swedish research council. (PI: B. Almqvist, Uni. Uppsala)
  • 2017-2018    Geophysical site characterization (campaign 1) for ICDP drilling proposal, University of Lausanne FINV2017b. (PI: G. Hetényi, Uni. Lausanne)
  • 2015-2019    Centre of Excellence for Basin Analysis Phase 2, ExxonMobil research grant. (PI: G. Manatschal & O. Müntener, Unistra and Uni. Lausanne)

Scientific affiliations

  • Société Française de Minéralogie et cristallographie (SFMC)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Géosciences pour tous (Gé-P-To, Earth Sciences outreach association)