Denis Fabre is an engineer from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Doctor of Engineering (Applied Geology) and then holds an Habilitation to Direct Research from the Université de Grenoble. He made his career in Grenoble at the institut Dolomieu and then at the IUT de Génie civil, and participated in the creation of the first engineering school in France (Polytech-Grenoble), before joining the Chair of Geotechnics from Cnam, in Paris. His research at the Lirigm de Grenoble and then at the Cnam focuses on the mechanical properties of rocks, the geotechnical characterization of rock masses, the stability of underground structures and natural risks (slope stability, evolution of permafrost in the context of climate change) He has written about ten books and is the author of more than 130 publications. He is particularly active in learned geotechnical societies (Comités Français de Géologie de l’Ingénieur et de Mécanique des Roches) and is a member of the editorial boards of several journals (Revue Française de Géotechnique, Tunnels et Espace Souterrain, Géologues...). He was a member of the INERIS scientific commission. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Parc naturel régional de Chartreuse , which he chaired for ten years. He is a member of the scientific council of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes « Infrastructures Durables » (INDURA) cluster (INDURA). He has been President of the Association pour le Développement des Recherches sur les Glissements de Terrain since 2010.