Georges Calas#

George Calas
Email:georges.calas 'at' upmc.fr
Membership Number:3070
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:gcalas
Homepage:http://www.impmc.jussieu.fr/~calas




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012-2016 Chair, Regional Priority Funding Network "Oxide materials", Ile de France Region.
  • 2010-2013, Member of the Board of Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM-French Geological Survey).
  • 2006-present, Senior Member, University Institute of France, Chair of Mineralogy.
  • 2001-2008, Director, CNRS Group of Research Laboratories 'Glassy materials'.
  • 2001- present, Professor, Pierre & Marie Curie University.
  • 1997- 2008, Deputy director, Mineralogy Department, Pierre & Marie Curie University.
  • 1993-1997, Adviser for 'Energy, environmental technologies and mineral resources', Ministry of Research and Higher Education.
  • 1992, Allan Cox Professor, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University.
  • 1983-1988, Chairman, Department of Earth sciences, Paris Diderot University.
  • 1981–2001, Full Professor, University Paris 7 (Paris Diderot University).
  • 1974-1975, International Cooperation Volunteer, Instituto Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Mexico.
  • 1972–1981, CNRS Research Associate, Department of Mineralogy, University Paris 6.


Fields of Scholarship
  • Structure-property relationships in minerals and synthetic materials
  • Nuclear waste management
  • Contamination processes
  • Radiation-induced defects
  • Glass science
  • Sustainability of mineral resources


Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Elected member, Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (Belgium)
  • 2011 Member of Academia Europaea,
  • 2011 Schlumberger Medal, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain
  • 2010 Fellow, Society of Glass Technology.
  • 2009 Geochemistry Fellow, Geochemical Society et European Association for Geochemistry.
  • 2007 Highlight 2007, ISIS spallation neutron source, Didcot.
  • 2006 Léon Bertrand prize (Applied Geology), French Geological Society.
  • 2006 Senior member, Institut Universitaire de France.
  • 2005 Highlight 2005, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble.
  • 2002 Peyches grand prize (Material sciences), French Academy of Sciences.
  • 1999 Best paper award, The American Mineralogist, Mineralogical Society of America.
  • 1992 NATO Fellow
  • 1992-1996 Elected Vice-president, European Mineralogical Union.
  • 1991-1992 Vice-president and President, Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (French Mineralogical an Crystallographic Society, SFMC).
  • 1989 Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America.
  • 1988 Carrière award (Mineralogy), French Academy of Sciences.


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