I am a PhD student working on water incorporation in nominally anhydrous minerals, especially garnet and pyroxenes. I use mainly Fourrier Transform Infrared spectrocopy to detect trace amounts of water (1-1000ppm H2O).

University of Bern
Institute of Geological Sciences, Switzerland
PhD studies
Ecole Normale Superieure
Institut du physique du globe de Paris, France
Master of Geosciences – 2nd year (major in geology)

Ecole Normale Superieure is a prestigious institution of higher education providing specialized training for students. Training includes many field and laboratory courses.

Ecole Normale Superieure
Université Paris 6 UPMC, France
Master of Geosciences – 1st year (major in solid earth sciences)
Ecole Normale Superieure
Université Paris 6 UPMC, France
Licence (equivalent to a BS in Geosciences)

Graduation July 2014

Admitted to Ecole Normale Superieure, following a highly competitive process.
July 2013
Lycee Faidherbe, Lille, France
preparation for

Completed a three-year scientific program in preparation for the national « Grandes Ecoles » competitive exam.

Lycee Raymond Queneau, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
High School Diploma major in Science, obtained with honors (Baccalauréat)
Courses taken
Active and Past tectonics, Mineralogy, Seismology, Geochemistry, Pedology, Rock Physics, Sedimentology, Petrology, Geodynamics, Hydrology, Remote sensing, Crust and Mantle dynamics, Geomorphology, Introductions to Oceanography and Climate modeling, atmospheric chemistry, etc.
Solid and fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, etc.
Aqueous Solutions, Basic Organic Chemistry, etc.
Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Statistics, Inverse Problems, etc.
Physiology, Cell biology, Molecular biology, Vegetal biology, Microbiology, etc.
Analytical & experimental skills
Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (chemical cartography with EDS, PCA & classification on multispectral images)
Fourrier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (Cartography, Water content determinations of NAMs, Peak deconvolution algorithms)
Electron microprobe, Ion microprobe (SHRIMP-SI and SIMS)
Diffusion exp.
Hydrogen diffusion experiments usning furnaces, gaz mixing furnaces & piston-cylinder apparatus
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