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Maurine Montagnat Rentier - CNRS Research scientist

Institute of Geosciences of Environment

research team : CryoDYN

Currently at Centre d’Etude de la Neige, CNRM MeteoFrance

Director of the French Groupement de Recherche "Recrystrallization and Grain Growth" GDR REX



"La glace, une matière à réflexion, La Conversation Scientifique, France Culture, Samedi 2 mars 2019.

"L’Objet de mes recherches"

Film "Cristal de glace"

Scientific interests

  • Ice mechanical behavior, multi-scale approach, from dislocation to polycrystal
    • Characterization of deformation heterogeneities. Strain field measurements by Digital Image Correlation, lattice distortion via EBSD analyses.
    • Recrystallization mechanisms, dynamic and post-dynamic
    • Micro-Macro full-field modeling based on a Fast Fourier Approach.
  • Snow and firn microstructures and mechanical behavior.
  • Measurements and modeling of texture evolution along deep ice cores.
  • Formation and behavior of waterfall ice. Research project funded by the Petzl Foundation

Recent and on-going projects

- Research fellow in WSL-SLF Davos, August 2016 to August 2017

- CNRS research exchange project PICS between Davos (Switzerland), LGGE and CEN (Grenoble). Coordinator 2016-2018

- ANR Project "DREAM", 2014-2018. Coordinator. Dynamic Recrystallization of Anisotropic Materials. website

- ESF RNP Program MicroDIce. Micro Dynamique of Ice (2010 - 2017). Coordinator. website

- ANR Project "ELVIS", 2008-2012. Micromechanical approach of nonlinear ELasto-VIScoplasticity in polycrystalline materials : theory, modeling, and experimental comparison. website

- Responsible for a research project on ice waterfalls, "Cristal de glace, itinéraire scientifique au coeur des cascades de glace", 2006-2013 Petzl Foundation.

- ANR Project "NEEM-France", 2007-2011. Deep ice core and vulnerability of the Greenland ice sheet.




Journal articles1 document

  • Y. Ma, O. Gagliardini, C. Ritz, F. Gillet-Chaulet, Geoffroy Durand, et al.. Enhancement factors for grounded ice and ice shelves inferred from an anisotropic ice-flow model. Journal of Glaciology, International Glaciological Society, 2010, 56 (199), pp.805-812(8). ⟨10.3189/002214310794457209⟩. ⟨insu-00653459⟩