Jean-Luc Epard

PhD, associate professor

Jean-Luc Epard obtained his degree in geology from the University of Lausanne in 1982. He defended his doctoral thesis in 1990.

He continued his research with a post-doctoral stay at the University of Alabama (USA) on the modeling of detachment folds.

Upon his return to Lausanne, he continued his research on the Alpine nappes by collaborating, among other things, on the interpretation of seismic sections obtained in the framework of the SNF national project NFP20.
At the same time, he started research in the Himalayas. Since 1993, he has participated in numerous field missions in this mountain range either as a member or as a leader of these expeditions.

He has held various positions at the University of Lausanne. First as a post-doctoral researcher, then as a lecturer since 2003. He was appointed associate professor in 2009. He was vice-dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment from 2009 to 2012.

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