Frédéric Petit, Ph.D.

  • Project Officer
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

Frédéric Petit is Project Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the Unit E-2 on Technologies for Space, Security and Connectivity, where he works on models and frameworks in the area of Critical Entities Resilience, Hybrid Threats as well as Security and Defence in general. Frédéric is responsible for Initiating and carrying out R&D activities in the area of critical entities, security and continuity of operations of system-of-systems, and the development of simulators and training software with a particular focus on the assessment and modelling of infrastructure interdependencies and optimal recovery strategies during disruptive events.
Prior to taking this role at the JRC in 2023. Frédéric was Principal Infrastructure Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory, United States, for 13 years, where he was leading the development of methodologies for assessing the vulnerability and resilience of critical infrastructure assets, including the consideration of dependencies/interdependencies, business continuity, and sector capabilities. He has been actively engaged in the development, implementation, and education (training and communication) of risk assessment methodologies for various critical infrastructures, critical functions, and critical entities for more than 20 years. Frédéric holds a Ph.D. and an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in Canada.


  • CBRNE Sector Symposium

    Sectors such as Chemicals, Nuclear and Water/Wastewater are as much at threat from an attack as a threat they pose that could include CBRNE agents in terrorist attacks against CI. The convergence of biological and cyber sector issues also characterises an evolving frontier in health security, and mitigation of such attacks is as much of […]

  • Interdependencies and Cascading Effects across the CI Communities

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the […]