CV: Research Fellow


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 Date Submitted:22-09-2011
 Last Modified:22-09-2011 (03:07)
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 Current job:Research Fellow
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services

Personal data

  1. Born on the 28th of June 1977 in Saint-Maurice, France.
  2. Nationality : French.



Doctor Degree in Planetary Science (Ph.D), about the geochemical diversity of the Martian surface, CESR (Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements), Toulouse, France.


DEA (Master of Advanced Studies) ‘Earth Science and Environment’, UPS (Université Paul Sabatier), Toulouse, France.

Speciality : Dynamics of Earth and telluric planets.


Engineer’s Degree ENSICA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Constructions Aéronautiques), Toulouse, France.

Speciality : Space.


CPGE (Preparatory Classes to the Grandes Ecoles), Lycée Chateaubriand, Rennes, France.

Speciality : MPSI-MP (focus on Maths and Physics), with Computer Science option.

June 1995

French Baccalaureate S (Scientific)-Maths (high honours), Lycée Félix Le Dantec, Lannion, France.





French : Mother tongue.
English : Fluent.
Spanish : Good.
German : Basic level.
Japanese : Basic level (JPLT N5: 160/180).
Russian : Notions.



Windows, UNIX, Linux.


Office Suite, Maple, Visual C++, ENVI, ArcGIS.


IDL, C, Matlab, Visual Basic, Pascal, ADA, Fortran, Caml.


Activities and centres of interest

  1. Tennis and other racquet sports, trekking, cycling, swimming.
  2. Space, volcanoes.
  3. Nature, travels, reading.


Additional Information

  1. French driving licence (Category B).


Scientific activities

- Postdoctoral research fellow at ESA (since November 2008).


Planetary science

and activities

Composition (mineralogy & chemistry) of the Martian surface, modelisation of alteration processes, in order to understand better Mars' geological history.

Use of statistical data analysis tools to investigate various datasets, such as planetary hyperspectral data (Mars, Venus).

- Supervision of Master's-level trainees.
- Successful application for the awarding of a 3rd year extension.


European Space Agency (ESA).

European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC), Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain.

 - Ph.D Thesis (2004-2008).


Planetary science


Study of the geochemical diversity of the surface of Mars, based on X-ray spectrometry data from the Mars Exploration Rover mission; Modelling of the alteration of Martian rocks.


Doctoral School ‘SDU2E’ (Universe, Environment and Space Science),
Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III).

2 laboratories of the OMP (Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées) in Toulouse :
- CESR (Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements),
- DTP (Dynamique Terrestre et Planétaire).

- DEA traineeship (2004, 4 months).


Comparative study of the first geochemical analysis results from the MER rovers (Spirit & Opportunity).


CESR (Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements).


Work experience in enterprise

- Orbital Mechanics Engineer at CS (Communication & Système), Toulouse

Participation to various projects, e.g. :


Development of several specific versions of ODS (Orbital Dynamics Software), a software used for the station keeping of geostationary (single or collocated) satellites (orbit restitution, computation of manoeuvre cycles) :development of space mechanics modules, integration of these modules into the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) environment, redaction of technical documentation and user manual.

(Confidential Defence)

Evolution of the Mission Algorithm Library (BIBMIS) of Helios II (heliosynchronous observation satellites) to take into account the integration of a new instrument (very high resolution imaging) within the handling of image acquisition requests.

- Engineer traineeship (ENSICA) at CS (Communication & Système), Toulouse
(2001, 4 months).


Intelligent automation of ODS processes :

Creation of an automatic sequence of space mechanics modules during a nominal station keeping cycle for a geostationary satellite.

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