Didier Hantz is a Civil Engineer of Mines, Doctor of Engineering from the Université Grenoble 1 and holds an Habilitation to Lead Research. He completed his thesis on the dynamics and hydrology of alpine glaciers at the LGGE (Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement), before joining CERCHAR (Centre d’Études et Recherches de Charbonnages de France), where he worked mainly on the stability of the slopes of mines and open-air quarries. Since 1989, he has been a lecturer at the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), where he teaches as part of the University's engineering school (Polytech Grenoble). He conducts his research at the laboratory ISTerre (Institut des sciences de la Terre), in the Géophysique des Risques et de l'Environnement team, where he studies the erosion processes of cliffs, which lead to rock falls, and develops new methods for assessing the hazard (and risk) posed by these landslides.
Articles published on this website:
- Rock slides and rock falls, a fatality?, published in Soil, Natural hazards - The Saturday 18 February 2017