Rheology of Earth Materials :

Closing the gap between timescales in the laboratory and in the mantle

15 February 2021 - Welcome to Jean Furstoss

Jean Furstoss: a new post-doc joins the team in Lille


After a Master in Materials Physics and Nanostructure in Poitiers, Jean Furstoss pursued a PhD in between Geoazur and CEMEF (ENSMP) under the supervision of Carole Petit, Clément Ganino (Geoazur), Marc Bernacki and Daniel Pino Muñoz (CEMF). During his thesis entitled « Numerical modeling of microstructural evolution within mantle works » he used and developed finite element and crystal plasticity tools to simulate the deformation and the subsequent microstructural evolutions (grain boundary migration, dynamic recrystallization) within polycristalline olivine. He defended his thesis in november 2020 and has been selected in Lille as a post-doc within the NuMoGO project of P. Hirel supported by the French government through the Programme Investissement d’Avenir (I-SITE ULNE / ANR- 16-IDEX-0004 ULNE). The goal of his project is to study grain boundaries in olivine at the atomic scale using molecular dynamics.