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Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université de Lille

Merkel Sébastien
Sébastien Merkel
Professor at Université Lille 1 - Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France
Bâtiment C6 - 116
Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Bât. C6
Université Lille1
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tel: +33 (0) 320 43 65 16
Fax: +33 (0) 320 43 65 91
Research team: Mineral physics


Deep Earth geophysics - Plasticity and microstructures under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature - Seismic anisotropy


Teaching for the physics department. Physics for Geologists - Physics of the Earth - Plastic Deformation - Advanced structural characterization of materials - Scientific Publishing


Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, 2014-2019

Current PhD thesis

Defended PhD thesis

Recent communications and seminars

10 seminars. 68 oral presentation(s), including 30 invited. 52 poster(s). Detailled list.

General audience publications, editorials

  1. P. Cardin, S. Merkel, Earth's inner core, Comptes rendus – Geoscience 346 99 (2014) [doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2014.07.001]
  2. S. Merkel, News & Views -- Core processes: Earth's inner weakness, Nature Geoscience 6 514-515 (2013) [doi: 10.1038/ngeo1861]
  3. S. Merkel, Earth Science: The mantle deformed, Nature 428 812-813 (2004) [doi: 10.1038/428812a] *Note

Book contributions

  1. S. Merkel, P. Cordier, in Deep Earth: Physics and Chemistry of the Lower Mantle and Core [H. Terasaki and R. A. Fischer (eds.)], John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, USA, Chap. 7, pp. 89-99 (2016) [doi: 10.1002/9781118992487.ch7]
  2. S. Merkel, in High-Pressure Crystallography: From Fundamental Phenomena to Technological Applications [E. Boldyreva and P. Dera (eds.)], Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 111-122 (2010) [doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9258-8_10]

Recent publications in international research journals

UMET - Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Université de Lille
Bâtiment C6
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq
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