After receiving her master in the Earth Sciences specialty of the University of Strasbourg in 2008, Emilie started there a PhD at the end of that year in the structural geology field. This PhD, done in collaboration with Total in Paris La Défense, enabled her to develop knowledge in structural cartography, seismic interpretation, and restoration, with the aim to better constrain and understand the extensional deformation along deep water magma-poor rifted margins. Emilie completed her PhD in November 2011 and kept working at the University until June 2012. Emilie’s research area is that of the risk assessment of severe accidents in the energy sector with a focus on Geo-energies with a specific consideration of geological aspects. The geothermal energy is one of the main topics of her work, counting also the Carbone Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and the shale gas. Others considerations comprise the contribution to the application of probabilistic methods for the study of risk aspects, as well as to the updating and maintenance of the PSI database on major accidents.
I am currently working on comparative risk assessment of geothermal systems, and involved in projects Geotherm-2, TA-Swiss and SCCER SoE. My responsibilities in this last one include Tasks 4.1 and 4.2.