CV - Maurine Montagnat Rentier

  • Born on June 1975
  • Married, 2 children
  • French Nationality

Scientific activities

  • Experimental study of deformation and recrystallization processes in ice.
  • Texture and microstructures measurements in snow and ice. Application to ice flow modeling.
  • Modeling of viscoplastic deformation of ice with full-field and finite element approaches.
  • Study of the mechanical behavior of ice waterfalls.


Academic positions
|2017 - | Senior Scientist, CNRS, Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement (IGE)
|2004-2017 | Research Scientist, CNRS, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement (LGGE)
|2003-2004 | Post-doctoral position, Mechanical behavior of dielectric thin films at low k for micro-electronics, LTPCM/INPG, France.|
|2002-2003 | Assistant professor at Université de Savoie (IUT Mesures Physiques), France|
|2001-2002 | Post-doctoral position, study of ice friction mechanisms, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, USA. |

Higher education

|2012 | Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Grenoble University. Title : "Déformation viscoplastique dans la glace; du matériau modèle aux environnements naturels"|
|2001 | Phd-thesis in Materials Science, University Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1. |
|1998 | Master thesis, Institut National Polytechnique / UJF – Grenoble 1.|
|1995-1998 | Engineering school, Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble.|

Research associated activities:

  • Responsible for a national french research group “GDR Recristallisation” (2017-2021)
  • Chair of the ESF Research Networking Programme MicroDIce, 2010-2016
  • Member of the National Comity for Scientific Research (CoNRS) (2012-2016).
  • Associate Editor of Cryospheric Sciences, specialty section of journal Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Member of the laboratory council (2006-2016)
  • Responsible for a research project on ice waterfalls, PETZL Foundation (2006-2013).
  • Co-responsible of the team “Physics of ice deformation” in LGGE (2009-2012).
  • Field work: regular in the Alps for waterfall ice studies, participation to the NEEM field season 2009 (Greenland).
  • Sponsorship of 2 high-school classes per year for exchanges about glaciology, since 2004.
  • Regular participation to public conferences, newspaper articles, radio and TV programs.