Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Associate Professor, The Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions, Florida International University, (January 2008 to present)
Research advisor: Jiuhua Chen
Research interests: In situ and off-line study of physical properties of mineral and material under high-pressure and high-temperature; set-up of a 6/8 large volume press

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University, (April 2005-May 2007)
Research advisor: Prof. Donald Weidner
Research interests: Deformation of Earth minerals and in-situ measurements of rheological properties.
Study of mantle minerals and analogs under high pressure and high temperature conditions. Synthesis of starting material using Kawai-type press and in-situ measurement of rheological properties using Deformation-DIA coupled with synchrotron. Characterizations of deformation mechanisms and fabrics using TEM and SEM with EBSD technique. Involve in monochromatic beam development and provide assistance for users at the beam line X17B2 (NSLS, Brookhaven National Lab.)

Ph.D. candidate, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany and
Laboratoire de Structure et Propriétés de l’Etat Solide, University of Lille, , France, (September 2001-Mars 2005)
Research supervisors (co-directed thesis): Prof. Falko Langenhorst (Bayreuth) and Prof. Patrick Cordier (Lille)
Research interest: Deformation of forsterite and these high pressure polymorphs under mantle conditions using multianvil presses (Kawai-type and Deformation-DIA). Characterizations of deformation mechanisms and fabrics using TEM and SEM with EBSD technique.

M.S , University Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magma et Volcans, France, (Spring 2000 and 2001)
Research supervisors: Pierre Boivin, Jean-Louis Poidevin and Bertrand Devouard
Research interest: Study of the transition garnet-majorite of two Martian mantle compositions using Walker-type multianvil press. Synthesis of the two compositions and samples characterization using micro-probe and micro Raman spectroscopy. Development of a program to analyse the relationship between sedimentary cycles and the astronomical forcing.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions , Florida International University, Mentor (Summer semesters)
Advisor of students within the context of a independent research course.

Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University, Mentor (Summer 2005 & 2006)
Advisor of undergraduates within the context of the Research Experience of Undergraduates Program (NSF and DOD funding).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Analysis techniques
Scanning electron microscopy (electron backscattering diffraction technique, Imaging and Energy Dispersive Spectrometry)
Transmission electron microscopy (Imaging and diffraction)

X-ray diffraction using energy dispersive and angle dispersive X-ray diffraction and X-ray imaging from synchrotron sources at Advance Photon Source, (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago) and National Synchrotron Light Source (Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York)

Micro-probe
Micro-Raman spectroscopy
Samples synthesis and samples preparation

High pressure techniques
Multianvil press and diamond anvil cell

Programming
MatLab and Scilab

Other
French and English (fluent)

 

EDUCATION

University of Bayreuth, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany (2005) and University of Lille, Laboratoire de Structure et Propriétés  de l’Etat Solide, France (2005)
Ph.D in Mineral Physics/ Materials Science

University Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magma et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2001)
Postgraduate diploma, Metamorphic and Volcanic processes, Volcanology.

University Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magma et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2000)
M.S. in Earth Sciences

University of Bordeaux, France (1999)
B.S in Earth Sciences


FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS

Deep Carbon Observatory CFP Instrument Fund (2010)
from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft grant (2004-2005)
from the German Research Foundation (Fr 1555/2)

Exchange Research Program grant (Procope) (2004)
from the French Agency for International Mobility

Marie Curie Host Fellowship (2002-2003)
from EU Marie Curie Training Site Program (HPMT –CT – 2001 – 00231)