Research director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)- section 18- at Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, France


Electrokinetics for Earth Sciences applications


2010: Director of Research, CNRS

2007: Authorization to Direct Research Activities (HDR) at Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg I, Thesis title: «Electrical effects related to water flow in rocks»

2004: Moving towards Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, UMR7516

1995: Researcher at CNRS(CR2), Laboratoire de Géologie de l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris

1994/95: grant Lavoisier from French Ministry of Foreign affairs for a post-doctoral position of one year at Earth Resources Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

1994: Doctorat thesis from University Paris 6, at École Normale Supérieure de Paris, Laboratoire de Géologie, directed by J.-P. Pozzi, thesis title: “Electric and magnetic effects related to fluid flow in rocks under stresses,” defended March 31, 1994.


Coordinator for project ANR-TRANSEK (TRANSient ElectroKinetics) funded by the National Agency for Research (ANR): 2009-2012 on "Seismo-electromagnetic conversions in porous media", with two partners: University of pau (LFC) and University of Grenoble (IsTerre).

Leader of a project with a postdoctoral fellowhip funded by the Strasbourg University "Towards the water flow tomography in subsurface"

Organizer at European Geosciences Union (Vienna, 2006) of the session: Self-potential measurements: Applications and Interpretations.

As part of the programme “Alsace Network of Laboratories in Engineering and Sciences for Environment” (REALISE), co-ordinator of the project «Characterization of hydaulic flows: detection of fluid flow by geophysical methods at different scales and modeling of multiphasic flows», 2004-2012 for IPGS-team "Géophysique Expérimentale".

Coordinator of the project: « Electric and magnetic effects on volcanoes: origin and modeling » for the programme ACI - Catastrophes Naturelles (four partners) 2001 and 2002.

Organiser of a symposium at European Union of Geosciences (Strasbourg, 2001): Self-potential measurements: applications and interpretations.

Co-organiser of a national meeting at Société Géologique de France (French Geological Society): Self-Potentials in earth sciences, Paris, 2000.

Participation to National projects ACI-ECCO-; ACI-FNS; INSU-PNRN; INSU-PNRH



- Lead Guest Editor for a special issue "Electrokinetics in Earth Sciences" for International Journal of Geophysics

- Reviewer for Geophysical J. Int., Int. J. Geophysics, Geophys. Research Lett., J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., Tectonophysics, Geophysics, J. Colloids and Surfaces, Engineering Geology, J. of African Earth Sciences, Phys. Chem. Earth., J. of Geophysical Research, J. Geophysics and Engineering, Biot Conference

- Expert for National Science Fondation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, US Dpt of Energy, INSU-Syster, INSU-mi-lourds, Pôle Grenoblois Risques Naturels, bourse CIFRE



elected representative for the laboratory council, since 2006

elected representative for the research committee of EOST, since 2006