Hadrien Rattez


Research axes and applications

  • Rock mechanics and geomaterials (storage, reactivation of faults, earthquakes).
  • Bifurcation theory and strain localization.
  • Numerical methods (Pseudospectral, Finite Differences and Elements Methods).


  • 2014-2015: Physics, for students in Architecture, Ecole des Ingénieurs de la ville de Paris (EIVP).
  • 2015: Soil Dynamics, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC).
  • 2016: Finite Element analysis of structures with "ABAQUS", Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC).

Honors and Awards

  • Ph.D. Special Prize, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, 2018 (ENPC, France).
  • Pierre Londe thesis prize 2018, awarded by the French Rock Mechanics Committee.
  • Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2018, awarded by the Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT) Geomaterials. 

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for the following journals: Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Tectonophysics, Landslides, Environnemental Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: fciemas 2407
  • Email Address: hadrien.rattez@duke.edu


  • 2014-2017:
    • PhD Thesis in Geomechanics, in Navier Laboratory geotechnical team, CERMES) , École des Ponts ParisTech, Université Paris Est, France.
    • PhD supervisors: Jean Sulem and Ioannis Stefanou.
    • Subject: Thermo-hydro-mechanical couplings and strain localization in Cosserat continuum: Application to stability analysis of rapid shear in faults
  • 2013-2014 :
    • Master of Science in Soil and Rock Mechanics (MSROE) at École des Ponts ParisTech and Paris VI, France.
  • 2012 :
    • Agrégation of Civil Engineering: national competitive exam for the recruitment of teachers.
  • 2009 - 2011 :
    • École Normale Supérieure de Paris Saclay, B.Sc in Civil Engineering.