Thierry Fichefet#


Thierry Fichefet
Email:thierry.fichefet 'at' uclouvain.be
Membership Number:2157
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:tfichefet
Homepage: http://www.elic.ucl.ac.be/modx/index.php?id=49



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008-present Full Professor at UCL
  • 2004-2008 Associate Professor at UCL
  • 2004-present Head of ASTR
  • 2004-present Honorary Research Associate of the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) at ASTR
  • 1993-2004 Part-time Associate Professor at UCL
  • 1998-2003 Part-time Lecturer at UCL
  • 1995-1998 Invited Part-time Lecturer at UCL
  • 1989-2004 Research Associate of the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) at ASTR
  • 1989 Senior Research Assistant of the National Centre for Scientific Research (France) at Météo-France, Toulouse
  • 1988-1989 Research Scientist at ASTR
  • 1984-1988 Research Assistant of the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) at ASTR

Fields of Scholarship
  • Large-scale sea-ice ocean modelling, sea-ice thermodynamics and dynamics
  • Modelling climate variability and changes (past and future) in polar regions
  • Study of climate–cryosphere interactions

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Adolphe Wetrems Prize (Mathematical and Physical Sciences) of the Classe des Sciences de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-arts de Belgique (2005)
  • Nobel Peace Prize 2007, awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC (Thierry Fichefet was Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report)
  • Gérard Mégie Prize 2008 of the Académie des sciences de l’Institut de France
  • Louis Agassiz Medal 2016 of the Division on Cryospheric Sciences of the European Geophysical Union


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