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Curriculum Vitae

Laurent Marescot

Docteur de l'Université de Nantes
Docteur ès Sciences, Université de Lausanne
Diplôme de Géologue, Université de Lausanne

Director at Risk Management Solutions
Lecturer and Associated Collaborator at the University of Fribourg

Former Account Manager at Risk Management Solutions
Former Research Associate and Lecturer at ETH Zurich
Former Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Lausanne
Former Guest Researcher at Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées




     Place of birth
     Lausanne, Switzerland

     Swiss / French

     Languages Skills
     French (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (fluent), Russian (basic)



Professional Experiences

2010 - present
Risk Management Solutions (London, UK and Zurich, Switzerland)
Director, Model Product Management Division

2008 - 2010
Risk Management Solutions (London, UK and Zurich, Switzerland)
Account Manager, Client Development Division

2007 - present
Université de Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland)
Lecturer and Associated CollaboratorGeography Unit and Département des Sciences de l’Antiquité
2005 - 2008   
ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland)

Research Associate and Lecturer, Institute of Geophysics
2004 - 2005    
Université de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Research Associate and Lecturer, Institute of Geophysics
Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, France)
Guest Researcher, Numerical Models Unit (8 months)
Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (Nantes, France)
Guest Researcher, Division for Soil Mechanics and Site Survey (8 months)
Consultant in geophysics
Consultant for 14 interdisciplinary projects (engineering and natural hazard surveys) for private and public institutions 
1998 - 2004   
Université de Lausanne (Lausanne,Switzerland)
Research Assistant, Institute of Geophysics
Swica medical insurance (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Collaborator for data processing (12 months, part time)


Other Professional Experiences

Supervisor and Advisor for over 20 B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate students at UNIL, EPFL and ETHZ

External examiner for M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses

Author and co-author of more than 20 reviewed scientific articles and 30 articles in proceeding papers, seminars and invited talks in international meetings (List of Publications)

Scientific reviewer for Natural Hazards, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geophysics, Geophysical Research Letters, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Near Surface Geophysics, Pure and Applied Geophysics

  • Lecturer for the “Natural hazards and industrial risks” M.Sc. seminar. Lecture title: "Introduction to Probabilistic Catastrophe Loss Modelling”, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2011-2012)
  • Lectures in risk management, financial and catastrophe modelling for the RMS Risk Analyst Training Scheme, London (2010 - present)
  • Clients trainings in risk management, financial and catastrophe modelling for (re)insurance and banking companies, London, Zurich, Paris and Munich (2008 - present)
  • Lectures for the 31st ZLG short course for continuous education in Earth Sciences (Zertifikatslehrlang in angewandten Erdwissenschaften), ETH Zurich and Kartause Ittigen (2008)
  • Invited lectures at Institut de Physique du Globe (Strasbourg, France, 2006), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France, 2005), Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (Nantes, France, 2003 and 2005)
  • Lectures in engineering and environmental geophysics (B.Sc. level), ETH Zurich (2005 - 2008)
  • Lectures in instrumental geophysics (undergraduate level), University of Lausanne (2004 -2005)
  • Lectures in archaeological geophysics, University of Fribourg (every two years, 1999 - present)
  • Lectures in engineering and environmental geophysics (M.Sc. level), University of Lausanne (1999 - 2005)
  • Lectures in borehole geophysics (M.Sc. level), University of Lausanne (1999 - 2005)
  • Science Popularization: various invited lectures on earthquake risk and earth science

Former research fund co-applicant / co-recipient at CCES (Competence Center Environment and Sustainability of the ETH Domain, and SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation,

Former scientific collaborator
for a geophysical survey on active seismic faults, New Zealand (1 month in 2007)

Former member of research commission in HazNETH (Network for Natural Hazards ETH Zurich,

Former collaborator for Partynews Magazine, Lausanne (1993 - 1999, part time)

University Education

2001 - 2004   
Doctorat ès Sciences (Ph.D.)  University of Nantes (France) and University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Speciality: Numerical modelling for engineering geophysics and non-destructive testing

1998 - 2000   
Diplôme de Géologue (equivalency M.Sc.) University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

1993 - 1997    
Licence en Science de la Terre (equivalency B.Sc.) University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Continuous Education

2011 -
ARe (Associate in Reinsurance) in preparation

The Business of Insurance, The Chartered Insurance Institute, London

CCRA® (Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst) designation, London

Catastrophe Risk Analyst training at RMS London, UK, (3 months), including CAT modelling, simulation techniques, insurance and reinsurance strategies, alternative risk transfer strategies (Insurance Linked Securities)

Workshop: “How to Negotiate, Manage, Administer and Finish EU FP6 R&D Contracts”
EPFL (Switzerland)
Certificate in radioprotection (Certificat de Formation en Radioprotection)
Institut Universitaire de Radiophysique Appliquée, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Licence to manipulate radioactive sources and sensors
2001 - present    
Various international workshops on natural hazards, environmental sciences, nuclear waste management, catastrophe modelling and insurance
1999 - present    
Various IT continuous education courses, comprehensive programming and data processing skills (Microsoft, Unix) including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geographic Information System (GIS), Windows SQL Server (SQL programming), various geophysical and catastrophe modelling programs.

Professional Affiliations

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Swiss Association of Geologists (CHGEOL)
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Société Académique Vaudoise (SAV)
Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG)
Swiss Palaeontological Society (SPS)
Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles (SVSN)

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