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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Ph.D.: Study of crystallization pressure by molecular simulation and microfluidics experiments

Salt crystallization in porous media is a major cause of degradation of heritage, construction materials, and geomaterials. Yet, the crystallization…

3D printing of yield stress fluids

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Vapor transfers through textiles

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Nicolas Roussel becomes the 47th president of RILEM.

Nicolas Roussel became on September 1, 2021 the 47th president of RILEM. This international association, founded in 1947, brings together…

PhD : Modeling of the behavior of a fractured porous medium submitted to gas pressurization

Context In the context of the Cigéo project, the excavation of underground galleries in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone induces a network…