Sophie Godin-Beekmann#

Membership Number:5134
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since November 2018 Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute of Sciences of the Universe of CNRS in charge of relations with universities and national observing services
  • 2016 - 2020 Adjunct Professor at Western Ontario University, Canada
  • 2012 - 2017 Director of the Observatory of Versailles-Saint-Quentin en Yvelines
  • 2011 Promotion - 1st class Director of Research at CNRS
  • 2005 Promotion - 2nd class Director of Research at CNRS
  • 2002 - 2003 Mobity to Alfred Wegener Institute (Potsdam, Germany) with a European Marie Curie Fellowship-
  • 1989 Tenure track position at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) as Chargée de Recherche (Research Scientist)
  • 1988 - 1989 PostDoctoral fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, with a fellowship of the US National Research Council

Fields of Scholarship
  • Surface UV radiation and links to human health issues (skin cancer, vitamin D)
  • Development of ground-based and airborne lidar instruments
  • Stratospheric aerosol budget and long-term evolution
  • High resolution chemistry transport models
  • Dynamical transport processes and barriers in the stratosphere
  • Stratospheric ozone budget and long-term evolution
  • Atmospheric composition in the stratosphere and its link to human activities and climate change
  • Polar ozone depletion
  • Science management

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 NASA Award for achievement in lidar remote sensing
  • 2012 UNEP certificate for valuable contribution in Montreal Protocol Scientific Assessment Panel
  • 2015 Elected Fellow of the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics

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