Early Career Researcher in quantitative historical seismicity

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire de Mécanique Paris-Saclay LMPS of Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay. I am studying medieval towers struck by historical earthquake as part of the ACROSS project funded by the French National Research Agency | ANR.

I did my PhD thesis in geophysics at Laboratoire de Géologie of Ecole Normale Supérieure (LGENS) under the supervision of Dr. Hélène LYON-CAEN (ENS/Laboratoire de Géologie), Dr. Maria LANCIERI (IRSN/BERSSIN), Dr. Hélène DESSALES (ENS/AOROC) and Julien CLEMENT (IRSN/LMAPS). My research is focused on the study of past earthquakes and historical ground motion through computational analysis combining different approaches : building archaeology, earthquake engineering and seismology. I am particularly working in the Mugello area (Italy, Tuscany).

I started working on past earthquakes in the archaeoseismological group under the supervision of Pr. Klaus-Günther HINZEN. Then, I was involved in very specific topics preparing the field for an interdisciplinary PhD work. In 2016, I joined the RECAP ANR program led by Dr. Hélène DESSALES. My work was focused on the study of the impact of the 63 A.D. and 70 A.D. earthquakes which occured in Pompei trough stratigraphic analysis of archaeological ruins and repairs. This experience was a fundamental step to understand how to interpret the data when studying past earthquakes and how to quantify seismic damage when studying historical buildings. I joined IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) in 2017 working at the border between seismology and earthquake engineering in the LMAPS (Laboratoire de Modélisation et d'Analyse de la Performance des Structures) and BERSSIN (Bureau d'évaluation des risques sismiques pour la sûreté des installations). My work was focused on the study of the relationship between groud motion selected from worldwide Ground Motion data center and the seismic response of nuclear facilities.

You can find out more about my research projects by going to the tab Research project.