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Maître de conférence, Université de Lorraine

Tel : (33) 3 83 59 42 37 ; Fax : (33) 3 83 51 17 98

e-mail David Jousselin

Recherche/Research Interests

  • High temperature structures in ophiolites (Oman, Philippines)
  • Tomography of the mantle at the East Pacific Rise
  • Evolution of fault systems in the Gulf of Corinth
  • Geological context of the pyramids of Egypt (project of the Université de Lorraine)


  • 2002 - Assistant professor at the Université de Lorraine. Teaching at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie.
  • Research laboratory : Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques
  • 2001-2002 Lecturer at Université du Maine (Le mans)
  • 2000-2001 Lecturer at Université Aix-Marseille III
  • 1998-2000 Post-doctoral researcher at University of Oregon (USA) "Seismic modeling of the Oman ophiolite and comparisons with undershooting data from the East-Pacific-Rise", in collaboration with D. Toomey (financed by RIDGE-National Science Foundation)
  • 1998 Ph. D "Structure détaillée et propriétés sismiques des diapirs de manteau dans l’ophiolite d’Oman" (Tectonophysics Laboratory of Université Montpellier II, thesis director : Prof. A. Nicolas)


Publication CRPG


Nicolas, A., Meshi, A., Boudier, F., Jousselin, D., & Muceku, B. (2017). Mylonites in ophiolite of Mirdita (Albania): Oceanic detachment shear zone. Geosphere, 13(1), 136–154.


Nicolle, M., Jousselin, D., Reisberg, L., Bosch, D., & Stephant, A. (2016). Major and trace element and Sr and Nd isotopic results from mantle diapirs in the Oman ophiolite: Implications for off-axis magmatic processes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 437, 138–149.


Ford, M., Rohais, S., Williams, E. A., Bourlange, S., Jousselin, D., Backert, N., et al. (2012). Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the western Corinth rift (Central Greece). Basin Research, , 1–23.
Jousselin, D., Morales, L. F. G., Nicolle, M., & Stephant, A. (2012). Gabbro layering induced by simple shear in the Oman ophiolite Moho transition zone. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 331-332, 55–66.


Toomey, D. R., Jousselin, D., Dunn, R. A., & et al. (2009). Mantle skewness and ridge segmentation Toomey et al. reply. Nature, 458, E12–E13.


Toomey, D. R., Jousselin, D., Dunn, R. A., Wilcock, W. S. D., & Detrick, R. S. (2007). Skew of mantle upwelling beneath the East Pacific Rise governs segmentation. Nature, 446(7134), 409–414.


Jousselin, D., Dunn, R., & Toomey, D. R. (2003). Modeling the seismic signature of structural data from the Oman Ophiolite: can a mantle diapir be detected beneath the East Pacific Rise? Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems G3, 4(7), 8610.

Autres publications / Other Publications


Godard, M., Jousselin, D., & Bodinier, J. L. (2000). Relationships between geochemistry and structure beneath a palaeo-spreading centre : a study of the mantle section in the Oman ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 180(1-2), 133–148.

Jousselin, D., & Nicolas, A. (2000). Oceanic ridge off-axis deep structure in the Mansah region (Sumail massif, Oman ophiolite). Marine Geophysical Research, 21(3-4), 243–257.

Jousselin, D., & Nicolas, A. (2000). The Moho transition zone in the Oman ophiolite-relation with wehrlites in the crust and dunites in the mantle. Marine Geophysical Research, 21(3-4), 229–241.


Jousselin, D., & Mainprice, D. (1998). Melt topology and seismic anisotropy in mantle peridotites of the Oman ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 164(3-4), 553–568.

Jousselin, D., Nicolas, A., & Boudier, F. (1998). Detailed mapping of a mantle diapir below a paleo-spreading center in the Oman ophiolite. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 103(B8), 18153–18170.


Boudier, F., Nicolas, A., Ildefonse, B., & Jousselin, D. (1997). EPR microplates, a model for the Oman ophiolite. Terra Nova, 9, 79–82.


  • Responsible for practical sessions in tectonics (1st year ENSG)
  • Responsible for fieldwork module (Corbières) (1st year ENSG)
  • Responsible for analysis of orogenic zones module (2nd year ENSG)
  • Classes in geodynamics, tectonics, neotectonics (all levels at ENSG, preparatory classes at Université de Lorraine)
  • Supervision of laboratory projects (2nd year and 3rd year ENSG) and masters projects

Supervision de thèse /Thesis supervision

  • Marie Nicolle (2014) : Mise en place et évolution des magmas dans le manteau superficiel sous les dorsales (Laurie Reisberg, co-director)