"Normalien" from École normale supérieure de Cachan, and holding an "agrégation" in Civil Engineering, Eric Vincens obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering from École Centrale de Lyon in 1999. Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at École Centrale de Lyon – Université de Lyon since 2004, he obtained a position as a Professor in this institution in 2017. He is also responsible for the Civil Engineering and Environment academic curriculum in this institution. So far, he has developed research which aims to better understand and model the behaviour of granular soils and geotechnical works including dykes, dams but also masonry structures. As such, he is a member of the Geotechnical Risk and Safety Commission of Lyon.