Laurent Michon

Professor

 

Head of Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion

UMR 7154 IPGP

Université de la Réunion

15, Avenue René Cassin, CS92003

97744 Saint Denis messagerie cedex 9 La Réunion

phone: +262 (0)262 93 86 82 fax: +262 (0)262 93 82 66

email: laurent.michon[at]univ-reunion.fr

ResearcherID: H-9840-2017 ; Orcid: 0000-0002-4486-5378 ; IdHal: laurent-michon

My research is focused on different topics dealing with the evolution of volcanic and rift systems. I addressed with colleagues the questions of deformation processes experienced by volcanic edifices, the eruptive dynamics of Piton de la Fournaise through time, the magma path at depth and the evolution of rift systems with a special focus on the East African Rift System and the Comores Archipelago.

 

  • Recent volcanic avtivity along the NW rift zone of Piton de la Fournaise (funded by the OMNCG research federation of La Réunion university). Collaborations: N. Villeneuve (OVPF-IPGP), A. Di Muro (OVPF-IPGP), D. Strasberg (UMR PVBMT), O. Florès (UMR PVBMT), C. Ah-Peng (UMR PVBMT), A. Bertil (Danaé Run Production)
  • Dynamics of caldera collapses in basaltic setting. Interactions between pressure variations in the magma chamber and the deformation of the edifice. Collaborations: F.R. Fontaine (LGSR-IPGP), G. Barruol (LGSR-IPGP), A. Di Muro (OVPF-IPGP), A. Peltier (OVPF-IPGP)
  • Magmatic and destabilization history of Piton des Neiges (La Réunion hotspot). Funded by the Conseil Régional de La Réunion. Collaboration: V. Famin (LGSR-IPGP).
  • Understanding of short- and long-term erosion processes on La Réunion Island (funded by the Ministère de l'Outre-Mer). Collaboration: E. Gayer (IPGP), O. Florès (UMR PVBMT), D. Strasberg (UMR PVBMT), C. Ah-Peng (UMR PVBMT), A. Réchou (LACY), O. Bousquet (LACY), C. Delacourt (UBO), F.R. Fontaine (LGSR-IPGP)  
  • Geodynamics of the East African Rift System

Since 2013: Professor, Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, La Réunion University

2003-2013 : Assistant professor, Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, La Réunion University

2001-2003 : Post-doctoc position at TNO-NITG (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and at the Geologisches Institut (Freiburg i. Br., Germany) in the framework of the ENTEC (Environmental TECtonics) european project.

2000-2001 : Lecturer at the Magmas and Volcanoes Laboratory (Clermont-Ferrand, France).

1997-2000 : PhD thesis – Université Clermont-Ferrand II : Dynamique de l’extension continentale –Application au Rift Ouest-Européen par l’étude de la province du Massif Central.

Disciplines: Structural geology, geodynamics, magmatic processes, volcanology, field geology