NAVIER Laboratory

UMR 8205

The Navier Laboratory is a joint research unit of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), the Gustave Eiffel University and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), located in the Cité Descartes in Marne-La Vallée. The staff (nearly 170 people) conduct research on mechanics and physics of materials, structures and geomaterials, and their applications to geotechnics, civil engineering, transport, geophysics and energy. Societal challenges concern sustainable construction, natural risks, environment and energy. In the development of mechanical and physical laws relating to these themes, the studies undertaken are both experimental and theoretical. They are based on a vast array of equipment, some of which are unique in their kind.

Geotechnic (CERMES)

Research and teaching on geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics [...]


Architectured Materials and Structures (MSA)

Research on mechanics and durability of materials and structures in civil engineering [...]



The "Multi-scale" team endeavors to understand and predict the mechanical[...]


Rhéophysique et milieux poreux

Research on granular matter, complex fluids, pastes and suspensions, soft matter, porous media[...]

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Post-Doctoral Position : Modelling of fracturing mechanisms in unconsolidated sand reservoirs under fluid injection

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Ph.D.: “Mechanics of swelling clay faults from molecular simulation to earthquakes”

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Internship “Mechanics of swelling clay faults: granular approach”

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