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Nonlinear Highlights


Jacques Riviere

Seismologist (Post-Doc)

Primary Research

  • Nonlinear experimental techniques including...
        Nonlinear Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
        Frequency mixing (pump-probe experiments)
        Time Reversal Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy
        Dynamic acousto-elasticity
  • Nonlinear elasticity of materials
  • Application to nondestructive testing, rock physics, bone, bone/prosthesis interface



  • E-Mail - Riviere Image
  • 505-665-0962 - Phone
  • 505-667-8487 - FAX



  • 2008-2011 - Ph.D. Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Supervised by Pascal Laugier at the Laboratoire d'Imagerie Paramétrique
  • 2007-2008 - Master's degree of research in acoustics, Université du Maine, Le Mans
  • 2004-2007 - Engineering National School of Le Mans (ENSIM), Université du Maine, Le Mans, general engineering with a specialization in vibrations and acoustics
  • 2002-2004 - Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT), a two-year university technology diploma in Physics, Institut Universitaire de Technologie du Mans


Research Experience

  • 2012-Present - Postdoc at Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Probing nonlinear elasticity of rocks with dynamic acousto-elasticity. Supervised by Paul Johnson.
  • 2008-2011 - Ph.D in Acoustics. Monitoring prostheses osseointegration using nonlinear ultrasonic methods. Supervised by Pascal Laugier at the Laboratoire d'Imagerie Paramétrique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 2010 Aug-Oct - Invited scholar at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA. Applied Time reversal nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy for osseointegration monitoring.
  • 2008-2011 - Teaching mathematics and ultrasonic techniques at the Université Paris Descartes, Biomedical Unity (about 150h).
  • 2008, Mar-Jul - Trainee Master. Study of reorientation processes in a shape memory alloy by ultrasonic methods. Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Prague. Supervised by Michal Landa.
  • 2007 Mar-Sep - Trainee Engineer. Simulation and measurement of the rattle noise in gear boxes. Collaboration between EATON and UNICAMP, Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Supervised by Roberto Arruda.


Professional Affiliations



  • Renaud, G., J. Rivière, P.-Y. Le Bas, P. A. Johnson, Metastable elastic nonlinear response of Berea sandstone revealed by dynamic acousto-elastic testing, submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Renaud, G., J. Rivière, S. Haupert, P. Laugier, Anisotropy of dynamic acoustoelasticity in limestone, influence of conditioning and comparison with nonlinear resonance spectroscopy, accepted to J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
  • Rivière, J. S. Haupert, P. Laugier, and P. A. Johnson (2012) Nonlinear ultrasound: Potential of the cross-correlation method for osseointegration monitoring, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, pp. EL202-EL207.
  • Rivière, J., TJ Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, S. Haupert, P. Laugier and P. A. Johnson (2012) Time reversal elastic nonlinearity diagnostic applied to mock osseointegration monitoring using two experimental models, J. Acoust. Soc. Am 131, 1922-1927.
  • Haupert, S., G. Renaud, J. Rivière, P. A. Johnson, M. Talmant, P. Laugier (2011) High-accuracy acoustic detection of non-classical component of material nonlinearity, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 2654-2661.
  • Rivière, J., G. Renaud, S. Haupert, M. Talmant, P. Laugier and P. A. Johnson (2010) Nonlinear acoustic resonances to probe a threaded interface, J. Appl Phys. 107, 124901.

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