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MAINPRICE David

(photo courtesy of Jalal Khazanehdari)


Position Directeur de Recherche C.N.R.S. (DR1)

Laboratory Géosciences Montpellier UMR CNRS 5243

Group Mantle-Core (Manteau-Noyau)

(What ever that means ! Anywhere between 1m and 6371 km below the Earth’s surface in my case)

E-mail
David.Mainprice@gm.univ-montp2.fr

Office Batiment 22, 4th floor, Room 403

Telephone
- International +33.4.67.14.32.83, (Fax +33.4.67.14.36.03)
- France 04.67.14.32.83, (Fax 04.67.14.36.42)





*NEW* Postal Address

Géosciences Montpellier UMR CNRS 5243

Bâtiment 22, CC 060

Université Montpellier 2

Place Eugène Bataillon

34095 MONTPELLIER cedex 05

France

Research interests

- Crystallographic preferred orientation and anisotropic physical properties
- Ab-inito atomic modelling of crystals and their physical properties
- Experimental measurement of physical properties
- Experimental deformation at high temperature and pressure
- Microstructure - scanning and transmission electron microscopy
- Electron back scattered diffraction (E.B.S.D.)

Responsibilites

- Elected member of CNRS Comité National section 18 - Terre et planètes telluriques : structure, histoire, modèles
- Teaching Masters Modules - M1 Physical Properties of Rocks, M2 Physics of the Earth’s Interior
(Master Science de la Terre, parcours Recherche Terre et Environnement, Université Montpellier 2 )

Academic History

- 1972 : B.Sc.(hons) in Geology (Kingston Polytechnic, London, UK)
- 1976 : M.Sc. in Structural Geology and Rock mechanics (Imperial College, London, UK)
- 1981 : Ph.D. in Rock mechanics (The Austrailan National University, Canberra , Australia)

Distinctions

1977-1981 Scholarship of The Australian National University.

1981-1982 Royal Society European Exchange Fellow
Laboratoire de Tectonophysique, Nantes, France.

1982-1984 Science and Engineering Research Council Fellow
Department of Metallurgy and Science of Materials, Oxford,UK.

1995 Invited distinguished lectuer at the University of Pisa, Italy.

1995-1996 Crosby distinguished lectureship at the Departement of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

2010 Invited Professor, Geosciences Department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2012 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU Fellows are limited to no more than 0.1% of the total AGU membership).

2012-2015 La Prime d’excellence de scientifique du CNRS (Le CNRS reconnaît anisi la contribution exceptionelle que vous avez apportée à la recherche)


Summary

David Mainprice held Royal Society European Exchange Fellow at Nantes (France) in 1981/82 before moving to the department of Science of Materials at the University of Oxford (UK) as a Science and Engineering Research Council Fellow from 1983/84. He then moved back to Nantes in 1984 as a Chargé de Recherche CNRS in the group led by Prof. Adolphe Nicolas (Laboratoire de Tectonophysique). In 1986 the group was transferred to Montpellier. In 1991 he became Director de Recherche CNRS. In 1995-96 he was on sabbatical leave at MIT holding the Crosby distinguished lectureship. From 1998 to 2003 he was director of the university service laboratory for electron microscopy. From 1999 to 2003 he was director of the UMR Tectonophysique. He was an elected member of CNRS Comité National section 18 - Terre et planètes telluriques : structure, histoire, modèles from 2004-2008. In January 2012 was elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his fundamental contributions to science. November 2012 he was awarded the "La Prime d’excellence de scientifique du CNRS" for his exceptional contribution to research.

Direction of theses

- Y. Montardi (1987) Etude du frittage et de la déformation plastique expérimentale des plagioclases. UM II
- S. Ji (1987) Déformation plastique naturelle et expérimentale des plagioclases. UM II (Prix de Thèse du CNRS, Sciences de la Terre - année 1987-1988 )
- G. Barruol (1993) Pétrophysique de la croûte inférieure. Rôle de l’Anisotropies sismiques sur la réflectivité et déphasage des ondes S. UM II
- B. Seront (1993) Déformation expérimentale à haute pression et haute température d’agrégats polycristallins de plagioclases et d’olivine. UM II
- W. Ben Ismaïl (1999) La lithosphère cratonique : Pétrophysique des xénolites mantlelliques d’Afrique du Sud. UM II
- E. Pera (2000) Caratteri petrofisici del mantello lithoferico dell’italia centrale. Università di Milano (co-director with Prof. A.Boriani)
- E.Larive (2002) Étude expérimentale des roches à très faible perméabilité UM II PDF
- B.Gibert (2003) Étude expérimentale de la diffusivitie thermique des roches mantlelliques UM II (co-director with Dr.A.Tommasi) Prix de Thèse Haüy-Lacroix 2004 de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie. PDF
- L.Pèdesseau (2004) Comportement de matériaux complexes via la modélisation moléculaire. Toulouse
- P. Jouanna (2005) Modélisation phéno-corpusculaire de phases et nanophases. UM II