Emmanuel Detournay

Emmanuel Detournay joined the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering of the University of Minnesota in 1993,
where he is now the Theodore W Bennett Chair Professor in Mining Engineering and Rock Mechanics.
Prior to this faculty position, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Schlumberger Cambridge Research in England. He holds a mining engineering degree from the University of Li├Ęge, Belgium and MSc and PhD degrees in Geoengineering from the University of Minnesota. His expertise is in petroleum geomechanics, with two current research focuses: drilling mechanics (bit/rock interaction, self-excited drilling vibrations, drillstring/borehole interaction, and directional drilling) and mechanics of fluid-driven fractures (asymptotic analysis, scaling, numerical modeling).