Emmanuel Tric has been appointed Acting Director of IMREDD as of February 1, 2023. He succeeds Eric Dumetz, Director of the Institute since September 2021, and previously Deputy Director since 2013. After 10 years of imagining and co-constructing the IMREDD, Eric Dumetz has decided to devote himself fully to Fondation Université Côte d’Azur, which is beginning its renewal with new ambitions.
Emmanuel Tric is a Professor of Geophysics at the Université Côte d’Azur and the GEOAZUR laboratory. He was President of the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis from 2017 to 2020 until the creation of Université Côte d’Azur. His research activities have covered different topics ranging from past instabilities of the Earth’s magnetic field to processes associated with thermosolutal convection in closed environments, dehydration effects of the tectonic plate in subduction or instabilities of mountain slopes. He has held various responsibilities: vice-president of the Board of Directors, director of the Earth-Environment-Space department (2005-2009), of the college of doctoral studies (2007-2010) and of the Geoazur laboratory (2010 – 2016).