Philippe Gillet- Curriculum Vitae#


EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate studies (1979-1983) at Ecole normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm
  • PhD thesis in Geophysics and Geochemistry (1983) defended at Université de Paris VII
  • State thesis in Geosciences (1988) defended at Université de Rennes 1

EMPLOYEMENT
  • April 2010- : FuII—professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • 1992 to April 2010: Full-professor of Earth Sciences at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
  • 1988 - 1992: Full-professor of geophysics at Université de Rennes 1
  • 1984 - 1988 : Assistant-professor at Université de Rennes 1

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (Recent)
  • April 2010 - : Vice-president (provost) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne(Switzerland)
  • May 2007 to April 2010: Chief of Staff of the French Minister of Higher Education and Research.
  • 2003-2007: Director of the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon.
  • 2006-2007: President of the French National Science Foundation.
  • 2004-2007: President of the University of Lyon.
  • 2001-2007: President of the French synchrotron facility SOLEIL.
  • 2003-2007: Member of the advisory council of the French Insitute of Petroleum.
  • 2000-2003: Director of the Institut des Sciences de |'Univers (CNRS).
  • 1998-2002: Dean of studies at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon.
  • 2000-2001: President of the scientific advisory committee of the French program of

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Planetology.
  • Mineral Physics at extreme pressure and temperature conditions with applications to the study of the deep planetary interiors: Earth and Mars
  • Study of meteorites (Martian and lunar) and Planetary Dusts (Stardust mission)
  • Shock processes in planetary materials
  • Interactions between bacteria and minerals
  • Solid to glass transition under pressure
  • Experimental techniques: laser-heated diamond anvil cell, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction with synchrotron facilities, electron microscopy

PUBLICATIONS
  • Publications: more than 120 scientific articles in international journals including : 9 articles in Science, 2 in Nature, 3 in Proceedings of the Nati0naIAcademy ofSciences of the USA, 81 articles in earth and planetaryjournals and 15 articles in physics or chemistry journals
  • PhD supervision: 17 students

HONORS and AWARDS
  • Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (1993-1998)
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Montréal


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