François Nicot is currently Research Director in the ETNA Unit of the Institut national de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l'Environnement et l'Agriculture (IRSTEA), where he is in charge of the Geomechanics group. his work focuses on the mechanical behaviour of granular materials, with a particular interest in multi-scale approaches. The fields of application mainly concern the modelling of the behaviour of geomaterials, as well as the analysis of the stability of slopes and protective structures against risks of gravity origin, in the continuity of the Groupe de Recherche (GDR) MeGe (Approches multi-physiques et multi-échelles en mécanique géo-environnementale), to whose animation he contributed between 2008 and 2015, he participates in the coordination of the GDR International Geo-Mech. Author of more than 100 articles published in international journals, as well as numerous collective works, he is also editor-in-chief of the international journal EJECE (European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering).
Articles published on this website:
- Natural risks, published in Soil, Natural hazards - The Friday 07 October 2016
- Sand: fluid or solid?, published in Soil, Soils that stand the test of time - The Thursday 22 September 2016