Dr Odile Abraham graduated in 1990 at the École des Travaux Publics de l’État (ENTPE, France), she obtained a M.Sc. in acoustics in 1990 at the École Centrale de Lyon (France) and a PhD at the University of Wales College of Cardiff (UK) in 1993 in structural dynamics.
She integrated Ifsttar (ex-LCPC) in 1993 and started to work in applied geophysics and non-destructive testing. She obtained her “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in 2004. She is a specialist in investigation techniques based on mechanical waves and its major fields of interest are: surface waves, non-contact ultrasonics measurements, propagation in very heterogeneous media.
She is a member of the Permanent Scientific Board of the French Confederation of Non-destructive Testing (COFREND). She has contributed to the creation of MUSC laboratory (non contact ultrasonics measurement lab) at Ifsttar.She has co-organized the International Symposium on Non-destructive testing in civil engineering in 2009 (Nantes).
Since 2015 she his the Director of the Geophysics and Non Destructive Evaluation laboratory at Ifsttar. She is the coordinator of the European H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 INFRASTAR project.