Date of Birth: 14th of November, 1959


  • Professor
  • LGIT, Maison des Géosciences, Université J. Fourier, BP53
  • 38041 Grenoble cedex 9, France



  • University of Liège, Belgium, Geological Engineer Diploma, 1982
  • University of Liège, Belgium, Ph.D. Thesis, “Ground motion amplifications generated by geological structures", 1990


  • From 2000 to present: Professor of applied geophysics at the University of Grenoble (France)
  • From 1996 to 2000: Associtate Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium)
  • From 1986 to 1996: Assistant professor at the University of Liège (Belgium)
  • 1993: Research fellow at the Department of Geology (Seismology unit), Duke University, U.S.A.
  • 1990: Visiting scientist fellowship at the Laboratory of Internal Geophysics and Tectonophysics (Grenoble University, France).
  • From 1984 to 1986, Engineer at the National Laboratory of Public Works (Algiers, Algeria).


59 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Selected Recent Publications:

  • Nguyen F., Garambois S., Jongmans D. and Loke M.H., 2005, Image processing of 2D resistivity data for imaging faults, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 57, 4, 260-277.
  • Meric O., Garambois S., Jongmans D., Vengeon JM., Wathelet M. and Châtelain JL, 2005, Application of geophysical methods for the investigation of the large gravitational mass movement of Sechilienne (France), Can. Geotech. J. 42: 1105–1115.
  • Wathelet M., Jongmans D. and M. Ohrnberger, 2005, A direct search inversion for spatial auto-correlation method, Bull. Seism. Soc. America, 95, 1787-1800.
  • Rey E., D. Jongmans, P. Gotteland and S. Garambois, 2006, Characterisation of soils with stony inclusionsusing geoelectrical measurements, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 58, 188-201.
  • Jeannin M., Garambois S., Jongmans D.,and Grégoire C., 2006, Multi-configuration GPR measurements for geometrical fracture characterization in limestone cliffs (Alps), Geophysics, 71, B85-92.
  • Jongmans D. and Garambois S., 2007, Geophysical investigation of landslides: a review, Bull. Soc. Geol. France, 178, 2, 101-112.
  • Rey E. and Jongmans D., 2007, A 2D numerical study of the effect of particle shape and orientation on resistivity in shallow formations, Geophysics, 72, F9-F17.
  • Nguyen F., Garambois S. , Chardon D., Hermitte D., Bellier O. and Jongmans, D. , 2007, Subsurface electrical imaging of anisotropic formations affected by a slow active reverse fault, Provence, France. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62 (4), 338-353.
  • Wathelet M., Jongmans D., Ohrnberger M. and Bonnefoy-Claudet S., 2008, Array performances for ambient vibrations on a shallow structure and consequences over Vs inversion, J Seismol, 12, 1-19.
  • Deparis J, B Fricout, D Jongmans, T Villemin, L Effendiantz and A Mathy., 2008, Combined use of geophysical methods and remote techniques for characterizing the fracture network of a potential unstable cliff site (the 'Roche du Midi', Vercors massif, France), J. Geophys. Eng. 5, 147-157.
  • Deparis J, D Jongmans, F. Cotton, L. Baillet, F. Thouvenot and D. Hantz, 2008, Analysis of Rock-Fall Seismograms in the Western Alps, Bull. Seism. Soc. America, 98,4, 1781-1796.
  • Jongmans D., Bièvre G., Schwartz S., Renalier F., Beaurez N. and Orengo Y., 2008, Geophysical investigation of a large landslide in glaciolacustrine clays in the Trièves area (French Alps), Engineering geology, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2008.10.005.
  • Leroux O., Schwartz S., Gamond J-F, Jongmans D., Tricart P. and Sebrier M., 2008, Interaction between tectonic and erosion processes on the morphogenesis of an alpine valley: geological and geophysical investigations in the lower Romanche valley (Belledonne massif, western Alps), International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-008-0393-1
  • Leroux O. , Schwartz S., Gamond J-F, Jongmans D, Bourles D., Braucher R. and Carcaillet J., 2009, Cosmic ray exposure dating on the head scarp of a major landslide (Séchilienne, French Alps), age constraints on Holocene kinematics, EPSL, 280, 236-245