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Perrochet, Léa

PhD Student

 

Research:

My research project focuses on the role of groundwater in the criticality of fault zones. More precisely, I will investigate the relationship between groundwater pressure in deep aquifers, flow rates in springs and the occurrence of seismic events. Field investigations will take place in the folded Jura Mountains, and will focus on two major faults, the La Lance fault and the La Ferrière fault. The aim of this research is to develop a straightforward methodology for assessing fault criticality, as well as characterizing the architecture, the hydrogeology and the dynamic of fault zones in the folded Jura Mountains. Moreover, investigation of seismic events will provide important information about the stress regime. These information will be used as a basis for elaborating maps and 3D numerical models of the present day stress field

 

Education:

  • 2018–Present   Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN), University of Neuchâtel
  • 2014–2017    M.Sc. in Earth Sciences (GEOL), University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Master thesis: Closure of the Danakil depression (NE Ethiopia): Timing and mechanisms
  • 2011–2014    B.Sc. in Earth Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.  Bachelor thesis: Paleostress analysis in the region of Eclépens

 

Position Held:

  • 2018–Present   Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN), University of Neuchâtel
  • 2017–2018    Geologist – Bureau d’études géologiques (BEG), Aproz (VS)
  • 2015–2016    Assistant for courses and excursions, University of Fribourg

Contact


 

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Office: E307

​Phone: +41 (0)32 718 26 78

 

lea.perrochet@unine.ch

 

Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
Emile-Argand 11
CH-2000 Neuchâtel