Professeur des universités


Université Grenoble Alpes

Research team

3SR Permanent, 3SR RV, 3SR RV Permanents

Fields of research

Comportement dynamique des matériaux fragiles

Scientific disciplines

Mécanique, génie mécanique, génie civil

Accreditation to supervise research

2010: Accreditation to supervise research "Behaviour of brittle materials under dynamic loadings, experimental approaches and modelling"


2003: PhD defence "Damage and cracking of brittle materials under ballistic impact, role of microstructure"
supervised by  Pr. François Hild (LMT, ENS-Paris-Saclay)


  • 2020-2023 – MHICA Astrid project (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Saint-Gobain). Support: DGA.
  • 2018-2021 – PROBALICS Rapid project (Mont Blanc Composites, Univ. Grenoble Alpes). Support: DGA.
  • 2017-2023 – Brittle’s CODEX chair. Supports: Saint-Gobain, Lafarge-Holcim, CEA-Gramat, UGA Foundation.
  • 2017-2020 – IMPACT project (Saint-Gobain, CEDREM, Univ. Grenoble Alpes). Support: DGA.
  • 2017-2020 – Dynamic behaviour of polycrystalline ice (IGE/3SR, CNRS). Support: CEA-CESTA.
  • 2016-2019 – SAPHIR Rapid project (SCERAM, Saint-Gobain, Univ. Grenoble Alpes). Support: DGA.
  • 2016-2018 – Study of the tensile strength and compressive behaviour of a sandstone under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Support: Atlas-Copco.
  • 2015-2017 – Experimental study and modelling of solid propellant under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Support: Ariane-Goup.
  • 2014-2016 – Experimental analysis and numerical modelling of the dynamic fragmentation process in Sapphire under impact. Support: Saint-Gobain
  • From 2013 Leader of the ExperDYN group and experimental platform (ExperDYN sheet) (Gaz launcher inauguration)
  • Guest-editor of special issue in STRAIN Journal Quantitative-visualization-testing-techniques-applied-to-civil-engineering-structures-and-materials
  • 2015-2020 – Head of RV division in 3SR Laboratory: Risks and Vulnerability of structures and mechanical behaviour of materials (RV Website)
  • 2020 – Main organizer of DYMAT Winter School, February 9-14, 2019, Les Houches School of Physics, France (DYMAT WS Website)
  • 2018 – Co-organizer of the workshop ‘Two-day workshop in the honor of Félix Darve and Jacky Mazars’, December 11-12, 2018, Grenoble, France
  • 2018 – Main organizer of 1st Fr-Isl workshop dedicated to ‘Use of spinel transparent ceramics in armour solutions’, November 13, 2019, Grenoble, France
  • 2016 – Main organizer and chairman of 22nd DYMAT Technical Meeting dedicated to the ‘Dynamic behaviour of brittle materials’, October 19-21, 2016,  Grenoble, France (DYMAT TM Website)
  • 2016 – Main organizer and chairman of 2016 LWAG Meeting ‘Light-Weight Armour for Defence & Security’, October 17-18, 2016, Grenoble, France (LWAG2016 Website)
  • 2016 – Main organizer and chairman of the national workshop ‘2ième Journées Thématiques dédiées aux Techniques d'Imagerie pour la Caractérisation des Matériaux et des Structures du Génie Civil’, March 10-11, 2016, Grenoble, France (Imagerie GC 2016 Website)
  • From 2014 – Technical Editor of JDBM, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Springer (JDBM Website)
  • From 2012 – Member of STRAIN Editorial board, Wiley (STRAIN Website)
  • From 2010 – Elected member of DYMAT association Governing Board, re-elected in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 (DYMAT Website)


2013 – Now      Full Professor in Civil Engineering, IUT1/GCCD, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
2011 – 2013     Full Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, Univ. de Lorraine
2005 – 2011     Assistant Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, Univ. de Lorraine