professional experience


Daniel MEGE






1988 DEUG Geography, University of Strasbourg

1989 B.S. Pure and Applied Geology, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay

1990 M.S. Pure and Applied Geology, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay

1991 DEA Geodynamics and Physics of the Earth, University of Paris-Sud/Ecole Normale Supérieure/Pierre and Marie Curie University

1994 Ph.D.: Structural aspects of the Tharsis magmatic-tectonic complex on Mars. Committee members: Jacques-Louis Mercier, Dan McKenzie, Jean-Pierre Peulvast, Jean-Pierre Brun, Pierre Vergely, Philippe Masson, Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay

1992 – 1994 Instructor, Univ. VersaillesSt-Quentin-en-Yvelines



2015 - now - Invited Professor, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences

2011 - 2015 - Invited Professor, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2004 - 2011 Associate Professor, University of Nantes

1997 – 2004 Associate Professor, Pierre and Marie Curie University

December 2001 Habilitation (PDF): Comparative Studies and Contribution of Terrestrial Planets to the Understanding of the Deformation of Large Igneous Provinces (in French). Committee: Jacques Angelier, Vicki L. Hansen, Albert Jambon, Olivier Merle, Richard A. Schultz, Philippe Masson

1996 – 1997 ATER, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand

1995 – 1996 Postdoc: Institut für Planetenerkundung,DLR Berlin (Singer-Polignac Foundation scholarship), Geomechanics—Rock Fracture Group, University of Nevada, Reno (SSAS scholarship)

1994 – 1996 Data Manager, NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, Orsay



1999- ... Geological Society of America

2004- ... Geological Society of Africa

2007- ... American Geophysical Union

2007- 2010 Société géologique de France



See details in the Students and postdocs section


Laetitia Le Deit, Geology and mineralogy of Valles Marineris, Mars (2005-2008)

Antoine Lucas, Modelling of Martian landslides using granular flow physics (supervised with Anne Mangeney, IPGP, 2006-2010)

Olga Kromuszczynska, Structural geology and geomorphology of Valles Marineris, Mars (supervised with Andrzej Zelazniewicz and Joanna Gurgurewicz, Polish Academy of Science, 2010-2015)

Timur Borikov, Mechanics oand kinematics of landslide propagation on Earth and Mars (supervised with Anne Mangeney, IPGP, 2012-2015)

Krzysztof Dębniak, A geological synthesis of Valles Marineris (2012-2015)

Magdalena Makowska, Mechanics and kinematics of deep-seated gravitational slope deformation on Earth and Mars (supervised with Frédéric Gueydan, Géosciences Montpellier, 2012-2015)

Marta Skiścim, Nanoscopic characterisation of basalts altered in different environments (supervised with Joanna Gurgurewicz, Polish Academy of Science, 2012-2015)



Joanna Gurgurewicz, Spectral comparison of Martian basalts and terrestrial basalts in hot and cold regions (2009)

Marion Massé, Glacial processes and landforms (2012-2013)

Antoine Séjourné, Periglacial processes and landforms (2012-2013)

Luigi Castaldo, Subsurface ice distribution on Mars from SHARAD data (2014-2015)

Marta Kubiak, New methods for retrieving themal inertia of the Martian surface from THEMIS data (2014-2015)