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Jean Virieux – Short Curriculum Vitae

Born: September 5, 1954, Marseille (France) Citizenship: French

  • Present Position: Emeritus Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble (France)
  • Address: Maison des Géosciences, Campus Universitaire 1381, rue de la Piscine, 38041 Saint Martin d’Hères, FRANCE
  • Tel.: 00 33 4 76 63 52 54
  • Fax: 00 33 4 76 63 52 52 E-mail: Jean.Virieux@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

- Education degree Diplomae

  • University thesis at the University of Paris 6 on « Seismic rupture source modelling » under the direction of Pr. R. Madariaga, Paris, France, 1979.
  • State thesis (former PhD thesis) at the University of Paris 7 on « Earthquakes: rupture and waves » under the advice of Pr. R. Madariaga, Paris, France, 1986.

- Teaching and Research Activity

  • 1981-1983: Teaching Assistant at the University of Paris 6, France
  • 1983-1990: Assistant-professor at the University of Paris 7, France.
  • 1991- 2007: Full professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
  • 2007-2016: Full professor at the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
  • Since 2017: Emeritus professor at the University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

- Affiliations, Committees and Scientific Consulting

  • Former member of the National Committee of Centre National de la Recherche scientifique (1996-2005)
  • Former president of the National funding program on Natural Risks (1996-2000)
  • Former French representative for the ICG/NEAMTWS of IOC of UNESCO for Tsunami Early warning (2005-2007).
    - * Former Vice-Président Earth Sciences for research committee (open junior and senior programs) of the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche)
  • Former member of comité sectoriel Environnement, climat et systèmes urbains de l’ANR.
  • Member of various scientific committees (department Terre Atmosphere Ocean –TAO- of the ENS Ulm, of the Institut OGS at Trieste in Italy, of the society EAGE).
  • Reviewer of many international journals (Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, Bull. Seismol. Society of America, Geology etc).
  • Co-animator of the consortium SEISCOPE (2006-2008/2009-2011) (http://seiscope.oca.eu) with Stéphane Operto supported by various entreprises.
  • Associate editor of Geophys. J. Int. since January 2006.
  • Lecturer at different ‘summer school’ in Erice (Italy), ICTP Trieste (Italy).
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union, Member of the Seismological Society of America, Member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Member of the European Geosciences Union, Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • Co-animator of the consortium SEISCOPE (2013-2015) (http://seiscope2.osug.fr) with Stéphane Operto supported by various entreprises.

- Award

  • Erasmus Award 2013, EAGE
  • Award Barrabé 2012, Société Géologique de France
  • Adion Medal 2012, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur
  • AGU Fellow 2012.
  • Grand Award Jaffé, Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, 2009
  • Bright Spots for « Seismic imaging of complex onshore structures by two-dimensional elastic frequency-domain full-waveform inversion » by R. Brossier, S. Operto and J. Virieux, Geophysics, 74(6), 2009.
  • Best paper in 2008 for the journal Geophysics. « Velocity model building by 3D frequency-domain full-waveform inversion of wide-aperture seismic data » par H. Ben Hadj Ali, S. Operto and J. Virieux. Geophysics, 73(5), 2008.
  • Medal CAGNIARD of the EAGE with Stéphane Operto and Jean-Xavier Dessa in 2006.
  • Former Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (1992-1997).
  • Former Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2011-2015).

- Seismic Expeditions

  • SERAPIS project: deployment of a seismic network on land and below the sea in the Bay of Pozzuoli in September 2001 (PI Pr. A. Zollo on the Italian side and PI Pr. J. Virieux on the French side with a specific support of vessel Nadir/IFREMER) which has shown our capabilities for field experiments with dense seismic networks.
  • 3F-CORINTH European project under the principal investigator PI Isanelle Moretti with a deployment of a seismic network of 70 stations (Lithoscope) in the Patras zone in the Gulf of Corinth. The experiment has last from February 2002 to July 2002 in collaboration with Pr. A. Tselentis of the University of Patras in Greece with the most up-to-date seismic tomography of this active area.

- Recent fundings

  • Project Quantitative Seismic Hazard Assessment in the specific call « Catastrophes telluriques et tsunamis » of the « Agence Nationale pour la Recherche » (ANR) (2006-2008): deterministic integrated approach for quantification of the ground motion (€ 450 000).
  • Consortium SEISCOPE (2006-2008/2009-2011): Seismic imaging for global offset and broadband data (€ 600 000 + € 600 000).
  • Participation to the project HPP2/CO2 (2008-2011): recovering of porosity parameters of a medium under pressure excitation (€ 140 000) (animator Y. Guglielmi)
  • Participation to the project CENTURISK (2009-2011): A novel method to identify the faults (animator I. Manighetti).
  • Participation to the ITN QUEST (2010-2013) leaded by Heiner Igel.
  • Project Subduction, standard and slow seismology (S4) (2012-2014) funded by ANR
  • Consortium SEISCOPE (2013-2015): Seismic imaging for multi-parametric reconstruction (€ 1 950 000).
  • Consortium SEISCOPE (2016-2018): Seismic imaging for multi-parametric reconstruction (€ 1 350 000) (animators Romain Brossier & Ludovic Métivier).

- Outreach activities

  • European program SSA Na.R.As (Natural Risk Assessment) (PI. Pr. P. Gasparini, 2005-2007): I have been in charge of the workpackage related to the awareness of natural risks. This activity is related to the local initiative « Sismo des Ecoles » while I have initiated at the IUF as a junior member, initiative now at the national level as the project « Sismos à l’Ecole » with more than 40 broadband seismic stations of the national program « Sciences à l’Ecole » (http://www.edusismo.org).
  • Participation to the scientific committee of the project "Sismo à l’école" inside the proposal "Sciences à l’école" of the Ministery of Education leaded by J.-Y Daniel.
  • Undergraduate teaching book in French “Physique de la Terre Solide” with Christophe Larroque,Collection Géosciences, Gordon and Breach, 2001, promoted during my position as junior member of Institut Universitaire de France.

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