Nathanaël Savalle obtained a Master of Civil Engineering in France in 2016. He then acquired his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2019. During his PhD, he studied the seismic behaviour of dry stone retaining walls, which are vernacular masonry structures made of rough stone assembled without mortar. He was particularly focused on the design of such structures in low to medium seismic risk regions.
His expertise ranges from experimental campaigns (including shaking-table) to numerical and analytical modelling of retaining/masonry structures.
He served as a post-doctoral researcher at ISISE in the S4H project during 2020-2022. He was mainly in charge of the experimental campaign from the improvement of the tracking performance of the shaking-table to the planning and execution of the tests. Since 2022, Dr Savalle is a Maître de conférences / Associate Professor at the Université Clermont Auvergne, France.