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Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université de Lille

MERKEL Sébastien
Sébastien MERKEL
Professor at Université de Lille - Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France
Bâtiment C6 - 116
Unité Matériaux et Transformations
Cité scientifique, Bât. C6
Université de Lille
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tel: +33 (0) 320 43 65 16
Fax: +33 (0) 320 43 65 91


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


Teaching for the physics department of the college of science and technologies. 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

PI of the joint ANR-DFG project TIMEleSS « Phase TransformatIons, MicrostructurEs, and their Seismic Signals from the Earth's mantle »

Current PhD thesis

Defended PhD thesis

Recent communications and seminars

10 seminars. 79 oral presentation(s), including 28 invited, 5 plenary. 62 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

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