CORNET François Henri
François Henri Cornet obtained a PhD from the University of Minnesota in "Mineral Engineering" and a PhD in physical sciences from the Université Paris 7. Most of his research career has been spent at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, where he headed the rock mechanics team at the seismology laboratory. His work has involved the measurement and study of stress fields in the earth's crust and fluid-rock interactions. He has participated in the development of high temperature geothermal energy but also in the study of deformations on volcanoes. Through various European programs he spent ten years developing the Corinth Rift Laboratory, which focused on the in situ study of fault mechanics. He joined the Université de Strasbourg in 2007 and observatoire de sciences de la Terre where he developed the teaching of geomechanics. He is the author of more than 150 publications in various journals or conference proceedings and published in 2015 the textbook "Elements of Crustal Geomechanics" at Cambridge University Press.
Articles published on this website:
- Geothermal energy: a significant source of energy?, published in Soil, Soils and people - The Monday 01 May 2017
- The challenges of industrial hydraulic fracturing, published in Soil, Soils and people - The Monday 06 March 2017