CAS Project Leader Francois Renard Honored as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
This year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has added Francois Renard to its roster of distinguished honorees. Renard, who leads the CAS project 'Friction and Fracture and the Onset of Geohazards (FricFrac)' together with Anders Malthe Sørensen, was recognized for his pivotal contributions to experimental and theoretical geophysics and geochemistry.
Every year, AGU celebrates notable individuals and teams for their significant accomplishments in research, education, and science communication. Such recognition is bestowed upon those whose scientific work has revolutionized our comprehension of the world, bettered our lives, uplifted our communities, and paves the way for a sustainable future.
Francois Renard's journey of breakthroughs began in the late 1990s at Indiana University, where he innovated theoretical models of rock deformation. This led to a rewarding collaboration in the early 2000s with renowned physicists and geologists at both the University of Oslo, Norway, and the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.
Currently, Renard's research revolves around earthquake mechanics, flow in porous media, and geohazards. He pursues these lines of inquiry at the Njord Centre in Oslo, a hub for cross-disciplinary research in physics and geology.