Philippe Renard

Since 2005, I am leading the Stochastic Hydrogeology Group of the University of Neuchâtel. Our research deals with reservoir characterization in a broad perspective, from modern techniques for well test interpretation to 3D geological modeling and recent geostatistical techniques such as Multiple-Point simulations.  I enjoy also very much a bit of more classical field hydrogeology, practical case studies, and conducting some laboratory experiments.

In terms of teaching, I am responsible for the Bachelor of Sciences on Natural Systems in which we provide a general education in Environmental Sciences for students willing to pursue their studies in this field. If you want to know more about this Bachelor, please just drop me an email.


  • Ph.D. Paris School of Mines, France (Quantitative hydrology and hydrogeology)
  • DEA (MSc.) National Polytechnical Institute of Loraine (INPL), Nancy, France, 1991 (Computer Science and Geology)
  • Geological Engineer. Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Nancy, France

Professional services

Positions held

  • 2020- Adjunct Professor, University of Oslo
  • 2009- Research Director, Professeur Titulaire, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2005-2009 - SNF Professor, Centre of Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2001-2005 - Maître-Assistant, Centre of Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 1999-2001 - Oberassistant, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ), Engineering Geology Group
  • 1992-1993 - Rural water supply engineer, Kankan, Republic of Guinea
  • 1991-1992 - Research engineer, BRGM, Orléans, France







Office: E309

Tél. : +41 32 718 26 90
Fax : +41 32 718 26 03


Centre d'hydrogéologie
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel