Jacques Touret - Curriculum vitae#

Personal details

  • Name: Jacques Léon Robert TOURET (J.L.R. Touret or J. Touret)
  • Date & Birthplace: January 2, 1936, 08-Fumay (Ardennes), France; French citizen, Former Dutch resident
  • Work address : Musée de Minéralogie, MINES ParisTech, 60, Bvd Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris (France) (Formerly : Ecole des Mines de Paris)
  • Mail : jacques.touret@mines-paristech.fr, Tel : +33 (0) 1 40519290
  • Private: 121, Rue de la Réunion, 75020 Paris (France)
  • Langages : French (Mother), Dutch and English (Active and Passive), German and Norvegian (Passive)

Education
  • 1953: Baccalauréat (Math Elem., B ), Lycée Chanzy, 08-Charleville-Mézières
  • 1954-5: Préparation Agro, Lycée Faidherbe Lille (Reçu Agro Paris and ENSG Nancy, opte pour Nancy)
  • 1958: Licencié es Sciences, Université de Nancy
  • 1958: Ingénieur-Géologue, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie Appliquée et de Prospection Minière de Nancy
  • 1969: Docteur es Sciences (Doctorat d'Etat), Université de Nancy, Mention Trés Honorable, Félicitations du Jury), Promotors: Prof. M. Roubault (Nancy) and T.F.W. Barth (Oslo): Le socle Précambrien de Norvège Méridionale)

Career
  • Major scientific activity: Petrology and Geochemistry (Metamorphic rocks, Fluid inclusions), History of Science (Geology)

Present position

Guest scientist (em), Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech

Previous appointments
  • 1958-1964: Assistant, ENSG Nancy
  • 1964-1969: Maitre Assistant, ENSG Nancy
  • 1969-1974: Maitre de Conférences, Professeur sans chaire, Université de Nancy I
  • 1974: Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Geosciences, Yale University, New Haven-Cn, USA
  • 1974-1980: Professeur sans chaire, Université de Paris 7, France. 1994- 1998 : Professeur Associé à Statut Temporaire (PAST), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • 1980-2001: Full Professor of Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Geology, Department of Petrology and Isotope Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Free University Amsterdam (emeritus : Jan. 2001)

Other professional activities
  • 1963-1964: Military Service (Génie de l'Air, Capitaine de Réserve)
  • 1978-1980: Chargé de Mission, Secteur TOAE, CNRS (France)
  • 1980- present : Correspondant, Museum Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Other appointments
  • Member of boards, committees: AWON (NWO) (1984-1993)
  • Dutch Committee of the International Lithosphere Program (1987- present)
  • ARA (Academische Raad der Aardwetenschappen) (1990-1997)
  • Commissie voor Aardrijkskunde, Aardkunde, Delfstofkunde, NFWO, Belgium (1990-1997),
  • Member of the Board: European Union of Geoscientists (1992-1994), Grundungskomittee und Wissenschaftliches Beirat, GeoForschung Zentrum Postdam, Germany (1993-1997)
  • Member of the Board: Dutch Research School of Geology (NSG) (1993-1998)
  • Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) (1996-1999)
  • Member of learned societies (past or present): Société Géologique de France, Société française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, Royal Dutch Society of Geology and Mining Geology (KNGMG), Society of Economic Geology (USA)
  • Member of COFRHIGEO (French Comittee for the History of Geology), Representative member (for the Netherlands) of INHIGEO (International Association for the History of Geology)

Academic Awards, Nominations, Distinctions
  • 1970: Prix Carrière, Académie des Sciences, Paris.
  • 1990: Chevalier, Ordre National du Mérite, France.
  • 1992: Médaille André H. Dumont (Société Géologique de Belgique)
  • 1996: Van Waterschoot van der Gracht Penning (KNGMG and RGD,The Netherlands)
  • 1995-present: Foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway
  • 1995-present: Member Academia Europea
  • 1988-present: Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Afdeling Natuurkunde, Sectie Aardwetenschappen

Associate editor, member of the editorial board of scientific journals (selected list)

In the past

  • Bulletin Société Géologique de France(1974)
  • Bulletin Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie (1975-1977)
  • Lithos (1980-2007)
  • Sciences Géologiques (Strasbourg) (1980-2000)
  • Geologie en Mijnbouw(1986-1995)
  • Ore Geology Reviews (1988-1995)
  • Géologie (Bruxelles, Belgique) (1992-1999)
  • Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris (1993-2000)
  • C.R. Geoscience, Paris (Editor in chief, 2001-2009)

Present

  • Associate (Managing) Editor, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (Since 1974)

Present activities

Besides the continuation of my scientific work (mainly through a collaboration with my former students and PhD graduates at the Free University Amsterdam, a considerable amount of my time in now devoted to museal activities, in the framework of the Musée de Minéralogie, MINES ParisTech : guided tours and excursions, organisation of the rock collection (including microscopic preparations), writing articles in popular magazines (Minéraux et Fossiles, Bulletin ABC Mines), etc..
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