Curriculum Vitae

Here are pdf versions of my CV in english and french.


Job positions
  • 2013-2015 CNES Fellow Research Assistant at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay
  • 2010-2013 Post-doctorate researcher at the Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology. Supervisors: Patrick Ogle and Phil Appleton.
  • 2006-2009 PhD in Astrophysics and Space Science: H2 MAGIE: H2 as a Major Agent to Galaxy Interactions and Evolution. Supervisor: Francois Boulanger. Institut Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), University Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France.

  • 2005-2006 Master in Astrophysics (major, first class honors). Master Project, w/ A. Jones. The evolution of interstellar dust as constrained by pre-solar grains analysis. IAS, University Paris-Sud 11, Orsay and Institut Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France.
  • 2004-2005 Agregation in Physics and Chemistry (competitive examination for recruiting teachers, at the highest level. Rank: 9) Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, Montrouge, France.
  • 2002-2004 4th (MSc) year in Fundamental Physics (with first class honors) at University Paris-Sud. MSc’s Project at GEPI, Paris and Tuorla Observatory, Finland w/ M. Hanski, P. Teerikorpi and G. Theureau. Kinematics in the local universe: peculiar velocities of spiral galaxies.
  • 2002-2003 3rd year in Fundamental Physics (with first class honors) at University Paris-Sud (BSc). BSc Project at Paris-Meudon Observatory, w/ K.L. Klein. Propagation of electrons and observations of radio sources in the solar corona.
  • 2000-2001 Prep School in Science at Lycée St Louis, Paris. 2nd year Project at Paris-Meudon Observatory, Nançay Radio-telescope, w/ G. Theureau, K.L. Klein and I. Cognard. Radio Observations of Spiral Galaxies.

  • 2015- Responsible of the organization of the seminars (colloquium) at IAP
  • 2015-2018 Co-supervision of Nicolas Cornuault’s PhD thesis (with Matthew Lehnert and François Boulanger)
  • 2008-2015 Responsible of the PSF characterization at 5.6μm of the JWST MIRI camera.
  • 2007-2009 Creation and organization of the first Astrophysics PhD student conference in Paris: Elbereth

Observing Experience
  • IRAM 30m radio telescope (CO observations with HERA and EMIR receivers) : 18 nights
  • Palomar 5m telescope (Near-IR spectroscopy with the TripleSpec Spectrograph) : 9 nights
  • McDonald observatory (observations with the VIRUS-P multi-fibers instrument): 3 nights
  • IUCAA Girawaly 2m telescope (optical imaging and spectroscopy of AGN with IFOSC): 3 nights

Data Reduction Skills
  • Radio Spectra reduction with the IRAM/GILDAS package.
  • Optical image and spectra reduction with IDL and IRAF.
  • MIRI data reduction with IDL, IRAF and the DHAS software.
  • Image processing and analysis with Matlab and Python (PSF reconstruction)
  • HST COS UV spectral data: basic reduction

Experience with Numerical Codes
  • SHOCK Code 1D MHD Fortran 90 Code coupled with an extensive chemistry network (Flower et al.), including a self-consistent treatment of ISM phases. Allows to model J- and C-type shocks.
  • DUSTEM Improved version of the Desert et al. model of IR dust emission (developed at IAS, Orsay and CESR, Toulouse, France). See Compiegne et al. 2010.
  • Photoionization codes: Meudon PDR and CLOUDY
  • RAMSES MHD AMR Code (Teyssier et al.) used to model large-scale structure formation.

  • 2014-Now Assistant Professor at University Paris 6 (Pierre et Marie Curie). Teaching duty: 192 hours / year.
  • 2013-2013 Assistant teacher at IAS, Orsay: Master 2 students (40 hours)
  • 2006-2009 Assistant Teacher at University Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France. Teaching duty: 64h/yr. L1: classical mechanics course, Master 1: CCD imaging and image processing. Experimental Physics (lasers, optics and atomic physics).
  • 2005-2008 Khôlles in Prep School as an assistant teacher. Lycee Saint Louis, Paris

Public Outreach Activities
  • 2008-2009 Co-founded and co-organizer the Elbereth PhD student conference.
  • Regular conferences and experiments in primary and secondary schools.
  • 1998-2000 Member and leader of an amateur astronomy club.
  • Active participation to public outreach university events (Fete de la Science, Forum Faites de la Science, Année mondiale de l’astronomie).
  • Accueil de stagiaires de 3eme.