Olivier Cavalié


Now Assistant Professor at Geoazur, France​


Research Interests

My research interests are about the lithosphere deformation mechanisms. For that purpose, I majored in InSAR processing to measure sub-centimetric temporal deformation over large area.  During the last past years, I have focused on the seismic cycle, and in particular on low rate deformations during the interseismic phase.

Selected Publications

  • Cavalié, O. and S. Jónsson, Block-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSAR, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1-6, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058170, 2014.
  • Cavalié, O., E. Pathier, M. Radiguet, M. Vergnolle, N. Cotte, A. Walpersdorf, V. Kostoglodov, and F. Cotton, Slow slip event in the Mexican subduction zone: Evidence of shallower slip in the Guerrero seismic gap for the 2006 event revealed by the joint inversion of InSAR and GPS data, Earth and Planetary Sci. Lett. 361, 52-60, 2013.


  • Ph.D. Geophysics, ENS Paris, France, 2007
  • M.S.  Geophysics, ENS Paris, France, 2003
  • B.S.   Geophysics, ENS Lyon, France, 2001

Professional Profile

2012-       Research scientist, KAUST University, Saudi Arabia     
2010-       Assistant professor, Nice University/Geoazur, France
2010         Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST University, Saudi Arabia
2009         Post-doctoral fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2008         CNRS post-doctoral fellow, LGIT, Grenoble, France