Department of Geophysics

Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois Street

80401 Golden, CO, USA


tel: +1-303-273-3578

 fax: +1-303-273-3478


PhD & postdoc projects are available, do not hesitate to contact me for further information.


I am an Assistant Professor of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines. I moved to Colorado from Nice where I was an Assistant Professor and held a Chaire d’Excellence position at Université Côte d’Azur CNRS-Géoazur. I obtained my PhD in Seismology from Utrecht University and prior to going to Nice, I was an Associate Research Scholar at  Princeton University where I also did my postdoctoral studies.

My research interests lie in computational seismology. Specifically, I use 3D numerical seismic wave simulations to improve our understanding of Earth’s interior by linking observed data to advances in theory and numerical methods in wave propagation and optimization techniques. My primary focus is on full-waveform inversion with a special emphasis on global seismic tomography based on 3D seismic wave simulations and adjoint techniques. Recently, I have also started gaining interest in exploration-scale problems and planetary seismology as part of the Mars InSight mission.