Harsha S. Bhat
Welcome Thomas!
We are very happy to welcome Thomas Melkior who will start his PhD with us and Dr. Faisal Amlani at LMPS in Paris Saclay.
New paper accepted
Our new paper 'A brittle constitutive law for long-term tectonic modeling based on sub-critical crack growth' is now accepted.
Welcome Yishuo!
We are very happy to welcome Yishuo Zhou who will start his PhD with us, Dr. Hideo Aochi and Dr. Alexandre Schubnel.
Congratulations Eke!
We are very happy announce that Eke, a former postdoc of our group, got the prestigious AXA Fellowship on 'Exploring Geothermal Energy in Young European Volcanic Areas'
Welcome Ankit!
We are very happy to welcome Dr. Ankit Gupta who will start his postdoc with us.
Welcome Caiyuan!
We are very happy to welcome Caiyuan Fan who will start his PhD with us and Dr. Alexandre Schubnel.
New paper accepted
Our new paper 'On the importance of 3D stress state in 2D earthquake rupture simulations with off-fault deformation' is now published. Congrats Louise!
Congratulations Carlos on the new job!
We are very happy and proud of Carlos Villafuerte who will start as an assitant professor at UNAM, Mexico City!
New paper published
Our new paper 'Nucleation of Laboratory Earthquakes: Quantitative Analysis and Scalings' is now published. Congrats Samson!
New papers submitted
3 new papers on subduction dynamics, laboratory earthquakes and stress state of faults submitted.
Tsunami Induced By Supershear Earthquakes
How can strike-slip earthquakes generate devastating tsunamis? We address this question in this work. This work just appeared in Geophys. J. Int.
New Responsibility
I am happy to announce that starting September I'll be taking up an additional position as a teaching Professor at Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides (LMS) at Ecole Polytechnique. I am really looking forward to get back to teaching.
Greece April 18 to 29, 2022
We went to Greece! More details to come soon.
Welcome to the group Navid
We are very happy to welcome Navid Kheirdast to our team from Iran. Welcome Navid!
Congratulations Claudia
A big congratulations to Dr. Claudia Hulbert who just defended her thesis on Dec 2, 2021. Bravo!
Signature of Supershear Earthquake Transition
Our paper identifying supershear transition in earthquake off-fault damage zone is now published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
Visiting Professor at NISER, India
I am very happy to announce that I have officially accepted the position of visiting Professor at National Institute of Science Education and Research, India.
Welcome to the group Carlos
We are very happy to welcome Carlos Villafuerte to the group. He is starting his postdoc with us in September 2021.
Dominantly Aseismic Nucleation of Laboratory Earthquakes
Our paper on the nucleation process of laboratory earthquakes will be re-submitted to the J. Geophys. Res.
Tsunami Dynamics
Our paper on the link between generic supershear ruptures and tsunamigenesis is now out in the Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
Welcome to the group Jinhui
We are very happy to welcome Jinhui Cheng to the group. She is starting her PhD with us in March 2021.
Supershear Earthquakes
My Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) thesis on Supershear Earthquakes is now available online. The defense took place on Friday Jan. 29, 2021 at 4pm Paris time.

What is HDR? And why do we do it in the 21st century? I plan to ask God these questions but I doubt he'd know anything.
Congratulations Kurama
Dr. Kurama Okubo, former member of the group, recently won a prestigious award given by Comité National Français de Géodésie et Géophysique. We are proud of you Kurama!
Welcome to the group Joseph
Joseph Flores Cuba has just started his doctoral work at Sorbonne University co-supervised between Dr. Marion Thomas, Prof. Laurent Jolivet and myself. He will work on modeling damage evolution during seismic cycles.
Erosion & Earthquakes
Our paper on the link between erosional events and earthquakes is finally accepted in Geophysical Research Letters. It was a wild journery from false plagiarism charges to publication in the end!