Samuel Angiboust, geologist, LGL-TPE

  • Professor Earth Sciences at ENS de Lyon, affiliated to the LGL-TPE
  • IUF Junior Member from 2023 to 2028


Samuel Angiboust obtained his PhD in 2011 at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Sorbonne University) on the dynamics of subduction zones (terrain geology, petrology and numerical modeling). He completed a post-doctoral fellowship, thanks to a fellowship with A. von Humboldt, at GFZ Potsdam in the group of lithosphere dynamics (2012-2016), where he developed expertise in the identification of paleo seismic footprints in metamorphic rocks.

From 2016 to 2021, he obtained a position as associate lecturer, junior chair of excellence, at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in the Department of Tectonics and Mechanics of the Lithosphere.

Samuel Angiboust was recruited as a professor at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon in 2021, assigned to the Laboratory of Geology of Lyon: Earth, Planets, Environment (LGL-TPE). He currently holds the position of Director of the Department of Earth Sciences. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Tectonophysics.

His current work aims to understand the physical and petrological processes at work at the base of large subduction zone earthquakes, combining field geology, microscopic observations on natural samples and thermo-mechanical modeling.


journal coverEditor-in-Chief of Techtonophysics, The International Journal of Integrated Solid Earth Sciences

The prime focus of Tectonophysics will be high-impact original research and reviews in the fields of kinematics, structure, composition, and dynamics of the solid earth at all scales.