Félix Darve is an engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris and Doctor of Science from the Université de Grenoble. He has directed the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble, the CNRS Coordinated Research Group "Géomatériaux", the network of European laboratories "ALERT Geomaterials" and was Deputy Director of the "Mécanique" Department of the Ministry in charge of Research. He is currently editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, published by Wiley, and chairs various scientific committees, including the scientific council of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes "Infrastructures Durables" cluster (INDURA). He also carries out expert work with various international organizations and is the director of the collection of books published by ISTE-Wiley and ISTE-Elsevier. His research field, within the Laboratoire Sols, Solides, Structures, Risques (3SR), focuses on the behaviour of granular materials, whose law of behaviour he formulated in an original "non-linear incremental" framework and whose different forms of bifurcations and instabilities leading to various failure modes are studied. The scope of this research concerns the modelling of gravity-induced land movements (landslides, torrential slides, rock falls, avalanches). He has published or co-edited 14 books and is the author of more than 200 publications, cited more than 3300 times in international literature (according to Google Scholar).