PhD in Space Science
Born March 31, 1983
Aims: I want to use the skills acquired during my PhD thesis and my academic career in a field where creativity and teamwork are essential.
Qualities: Dynamic, creative, curious, sociable, multipurpose and autonomous.
Professional, transversal and personal skills:
- In written communication : scientific publications in international refereed journals and in national journals devoted to science outreach
- In oral communication : presentation of scientific results at international conferences, diffusion of science at public workshops, live performances
- In the development of tools : creation of flyers, making of scientific posters, website tracking
- Managerial : planning and administration of artistic, sporting and scientific events, supervision of teenagers and students
- Teamwork : international collaborations, team sport
- Teaching : monitoring of dissertations, assistantship, private lessons, diffusion of science
Driving licence: Belgian B-Type since 2001 (personal car).
Title: Gravitationally lensed quasars: light curves, observational constraints, modeling and the Hubble constant.
Supervisor: Prof. P. Magain
Institution: University of Liège, Belgium
Department: Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography
Period: From September 2005 to December 2009
2005 - 2007: DEA (one year degree required for doctoral studies) in Science, specializing in Astrophysics, University of Liège, Belgium, Magna Cum Laude
2000 - 2004: Licence (equivalent to a M. Sc.) in Physics, University of Liège, Belgium, Summa Cum Laude
June - July 2013: Administrative assistant Court bailiff office of Maîtres Vidick & Leroy, Jemeppe, Belgium
Feb - March 2013: Assistant location manager, runner and location scout on the feature film "Etre", written and directed by Fara Sene, "Les Films du Carré" Production, Liège, Belgium
Sept 2011 - Dec 2012: Postdoctoral researcher PRODEX (Belgian Science Policy: space research and applications), University of Liège, Belgium
Jan - Sept 2010: Research fellow (postdoctoral researcher), Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, www.fnrs.be), University of Liège, Belgium
From February to June : Visitor at ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Chile in the framework of the TRAPPIST project as on-site support astronomer
Sept 2006 - Dec 2009: Research fellow (PhD student and teaching assistant), Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, www.fnrs.be), University of Liège, Belgium
Sept 2005 - Sept 2006: PhD student PRODEX (Belgian Science Policy: space research and applications), University of Liège, Belgium
Before Sept 2005: Various student jobs
Waitress at Les Epicuriales (social and commercial event) in Liège (Belgium), secretary work for a bailiff in Liège (Belgium), fashion store employee in Wellington (New Zealand), hostess at the Kinepolis cinema complex in Liège (Belgium), coffee quality control at the Kraft-Jacob Suchard Factory in Liège (Belgium).
Volunteer work: Various volunteer jobs (in Belgium)
Stewardship for youth camps, bar attendant and event planner (concerts, dinners, parties) at my tennis club, lessons of Physics, Mathematics and English for students in difficulty.
Languages and stays abroad
-French: Fluent Native language
-English: Very good (high skills for writing, reading and speaking)
-Spanish: Moderate (skills for writing, reading and speaking)
-Italian: Moderate (skills for writing, reading and speaking)
-Dutch: Basic (Notions)
2010 - 2011: Spanish classes Institute of Modern Languages of Hazinelle (ILM), Liège (Belgium), from level UFII to UFIV
January 2010: Spanish classes, Escuela Fronteras Santiago de Chile (Chile), duration: one week
February 2005: English classes, Worldwide School Auckland (New Zealand), duration: one month
Extended stays abroad
Jan - June 2010: Work as a support astronomer for the installation of the TRAPPIST telescope, Chile
Feb - Mai 2005: English classes and cultural stay, Auckland, Wellington and South Island, New Zealand
Sept - Dec 2004: Acting classes, Quebec City, Canada
Operating systems: Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS X
Office computing: Microsoft Office, Openoffice
Internet: Research, emailing
Text formatting: LaTeX
Image processing: IRAF, PYRAF, MIDAS, DS9
Programming: BASH/SHELL, FORTRAN, PERL
Music: Pop, rock and world music, singing lessons during 2 years, cover bands, live performances, solo performances at weddings and meetings, participation to several contests.
Cinema: Passionate as a spectator and as a protagonist (for instance as extra).
Trips: Visit of many countries, interest for the local cultures and languages.
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