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Hervé Chauris (ORCID: 0000-0001-6652-0381) holds since January 2016 a permanent full professor position in Geophysics at Centre de Géosciences common research center of ARMINES and MINES ParisTech. After a PhD in Geophysics at École des Mines de Paris in 2000 on seismic imaging, he joined the R&D imaging centre at Shell in the Netherlands. His 5 year experience within the industry was very useful to better understand how the industry works, especially
in a R&D environment, and how academic and industrial partners could work together and benefit from each others. He then joined Centre de Géosciences at MINES ParisTech in 2005 as assistant professor. He has been the leader of the geophysical team since 2008, one of the six teams within the Geosciences center. Three junior scientists have been recruited since 2009. Now the team is composed of 4 permanent staff, of one assistant for administrative support and of about 12 PhD students. Hervé Chauris defended his HDR (Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) in 2010 on the analysis of local coherency in seismic data for subsurface imaging, at Paris VI (UPMC). He played an important role in renewing the themes developed within the team: they have largely evolved since 2005, with the introduction of wave-equation based imaging techniques, uncertainties and more recently geomechanical aspects.


  • Born the 24th of April, 1973, Brest (France)
    Married, 4 children, French citizenship
  • Professor of Geophysics, at the Geoscience Center
    MINES ParisTech , PSL Research Institute
    35, rue Saint-Honoré, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
    Tel: +33 1 64 69 49 13, Fax: +33 1 64 69 49 35
    E-mail: Herve.Chauris(-at-)


  • April 2010: HDR (accreditation to supervise research) "Using the local cohe rency of seismic data for sub-surface imaging", UPMC Paris VI
  • Sept. 1997 – Sept. 2000: Ph.D. thesis, École des Mines de Paris, with honours "Migration Velocity Analysis for seismic imaging of complex structures"
  • Sept. 1996 – July 1997: Research Master II (DEA), École des Mines de Paris, with honours
  • Sept. 1993 – July 1996: Civil Engineer, École des Mines de Paris


Professional Experience

  • Since 2016: Professor (1st class) of Geophysics at MINES ParisTech
  • Since 2012: Co-director of the Geophysical Exploration Paris (GPX) group, between IPGP and MINES ParisTech
  • Since 2011: Professor (2nd class) of Geophysics at MINES ParisTech
  • Since 2008: Head of the geophysical team at MINES ParisTech (5 permanent staff, 11 Ph.D. students and post-docs in 2016)
  • 2005 – 2011: Assistant professor at MINES ParisTech
  • 2000 – 2005: Research Engineer at Shell E&P (Rijswijk, The Netherlands)



  • Supervision of 5 post-docs (7 years in total), supervision of 15 Ph.D. students, supervision of 15 master students, invited in 16 external Ph.D. committees and 11 mid-term PhD committees
  • Publications (h-index: 21; June 2019): 35 articles in international journals, 2 workshop proceedings, 4 book chapters, more than 100 presentations in international conferences
  • Teaching at MINES ParisTech , IFPEN , IPGP
  • Organisation of 5 workshops (1 day for EAGE London 2007; 2 days for 100 Years of Electrical Imaging, Paris 2012; 3 days for the 3rd International Workshop on Induced Polarization, Oléron 2014; 1 day for EAGE Madrid 2015; 1 day for EAGE London 2019)
  • Associate Editor for Geophysical Journal International and for Geophysical Prospecting, reviewer for Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International and Geophysical Prospecting
  • Member of SEG, EAGE and SIAM