Who are we ?




Three questions for H.Sellami
Head of the Geosciences Department

in charge of the Earth Sciences and Environment department

of MINES ParisTech



Located in Fontainebleau, the Geosciences and Geoengineering Research Department, a research and teaching structure common to MINES ParisTech and ARMINES contract research association, develops its activities in Earth and Environment Sciences. Its research skills cover geology, geotechnics, geophysics, geostatistics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, engineering geology and geomechanics.

The director of the Geosciences Department is Hedi Sellami (assistant director : Vincent Lagneau).

Its research topics cover various issues such as the exploitation of mineral raw materials and fossil fuels, underground storage, the management of water resources, the study of anthropogenised environments and natural hazards.

The Department takes part in further teachings : civil engineers of MINES ParisTech, PhD teachings, specialized and continuous trainings.

Download the presentation booklet of the Department (French / English).

The Department's research skills cover almost all disciplines of Earth Sciences. They are organized into six research teams.


Geology Engineering Geology and Geomechanics Geophysics
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Géostatistics Reactive Hydrodynamics Hydrological Systems and Reservoirs

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