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Pierre Berret

Pierre Bérest

Emeritus Professor at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris, where he obtained his doctorate, Pierre Berest was head of the underground safety department at the French Ministry of Industry. From 1981, he became a researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique, at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LMS), of which he was the director and then associate professor in structural mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique. Pierre Berest was also an advisor to the CNRS Science for Engineering Department (SPI) and chaired the Scientific Committee of the LCPC (now Ifstar). From 2011 to 2014, he was coordinator of the SACRE consortium dedicated to adiabatic compressed air storage (CAES) and supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Expert of the Scientific Council of the French Petroleum Institute (IFPen) for 10 years, Pierre Berest is the author or co-author of 200 articles in the field of continuum mechanics applied to underground works in mines, tunnels, underground storage of gas, oil, CO2 or nuclear waste.