CURRICULUM  VITAE

                                  (English translated version, 2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

François  Farges

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Tenure full professor and mineral collection curator in chief

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

USM 201                                                               (MNHN's jargon for mineralogy because things just cannot be that simple .. )

61 rue Buffon

75005 PARIS, France

 

Consulting full Professor

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-2115, USA

 

Research Director ("Directeur de Recherches")

Centre de géologie de l'Ingénieur, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris  (School of  Mines, Paris)

 

Member (junior) of the Institut Universitaire de France

 

Telephone:                  MNHN:                                  (France: 33) 1 40 79 35 29

Fax:                             MNHN:                                  (France: 33) 1 40 79 38 76

Electronic                    Email:                                     farges  AT  mnhn  DOT  fr

                                    WWW                                    http://www2.mnhn.fr/hdt201/info/farges.php

 

Papers and Communications : click here to get the list

Personal Data

Birth Date and Place:                          Friday, 18:30 pm; August 4th, 1962.

                                                            Illiers-Combray (Eure et Loir, Central France)



Education

US.      Year    Title / Contents 

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B.S.     1981    Baccalauréat D          Major in natural sciences and mathematics

                        Lycée A. Schweitzer, Le Raincy, France.  Average rating: 13.9 / 20.

           

            1982    DEUG SNV, Université de Paris 7   

                                                Major in Natural Sciences, University of Paris 7

                        dissertation in "Physical modeling of the Earth Environment".

                        Title: Thermodynamic study of the atmosphere above Paris.

 

M.S.    1985    Double Maitrise de Sciences Physiques de la Terre, Université Paris 7

                                                Major in Physical sciences applied to the Earth and Major in Geology - Université Paris 7

                        a) Major in Geochemistry and geophysics. 

                                    Dissertation in "Aqueous geochemistry "

                                    Title: "Tracing Pb in dolomitic systems from central France.

                                    Scientific advisor: G. Michard, professor, Université Paris 7.

                        b) Major in Deep earth geology. 

                                    Dissertation in "Heat and mass transfer":

                                    Title: "A computed thermodynamic model for the formation of strategic

                                                ores bodies."

                                    Scientific advisor: C. Jaupart, professor, Université Paris 7.

 

Ph.D.   1989    Thèse de Géochimie Fondamentale, Université Paris 7

                                    thesis in Fondamental Geochemistry, University of Paris 7

                                    Dissertation:

                                    Title: Organisation locale autour de Zr, Th et U dans des silicates

                                    amorphes: minéraux métamictes et verres silicatés.

                                                Local structures around Zr, Th and U in amorphous silicates:

                                                metamict minerals  and glasses

                                    Scientific advisor: G. Calas, professor, Université Paris 7.

                                    Pedagogic advisor: C.J. Allègre, professor, Université Paris 7.

 

         1995       Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, Université de Marne-la-Vallée

                                    Habilitation for PhD student supervision, University of Marne-la-Vallée

                                    Evaluation committee:

                                                Université Marne-la-Vallée,

                                                Université Paris 7,

                                                CNRS,

                                                University of New-Mexico at Albuquerque,

                                                Saint-Gobain Recherche Inc.

                                                CEA (French Nuclear Agency).

Professional Experience

 

2007                Full Professor (1st class) at the Muséum d'Histoire naturelle (Paris)

2007                Curator in chief, mineralogy collection of the MNHN

2007                Hawley award; best 2006 paper in "Canadian Mineralogist"

2006                Full Professor (2nd class) at the Muséum d'Histoire naturelle (Paris)

2005                Blaustein award, Stanford University

2004                Invited professor, Swiss Light Source, PSI-ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

2001                Laureate of the Cox chair, Stanford University

2000                Full consulting professor at Stanford University

1999                Laureate of the Institut Universitaire de France

1998                Full professor (2nd class), Université de Marne la Vallée

1997-pres.       Research Director, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines (Paris).

1996-2000       Associate Consulting Professor, Stanford University.

1996-pres.       Member of the designing team of GESCARS at APS (Chicago, USA).

1996-1998       Associate professor (1st class), Université de Marne la Vallée

1996                President for the Lacroix award committee of the French Mineralogical Society.

1995                Scientific board of the French Mineralogical Society.

1995-pres.       Qualified for PhD/thesis student supervision.

1994                Tenure assistant professor (2nd class) in geophysics, Université de Marne la vallée.

1991                Non-tenure associate professor in geophysics, Université de Marne la vallée.

1991                Scientific consultant at the Science and Technology Museum in Paris.

1991                Non-permanent scientific research fellow at the French Museums Direction.

                        Scientific advisor: M. Menu, LRMF, Louvre Museum, Paris.

1990                Recipient (#2) of the Lavoisier fellowship of the French Foreign Office.

1989                Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geology, Stanford University, USA.

                        Scientific advisor: G.E. Brown, Jr, professor, Stanford University.

                        Pedagogic advisors: H. Curien, J.-F. Petroff,  and G. Calas, Universities Paris 6-7.

1989                Recipient of the Lavoisier fellowship of the French Foreign Office.

1989                Recipient of the Société de Secours des Amis des Sciences.

1986-1989       Research fellow of the Minister for Education and Research.

                        Scientific advisor:       G. Calas, professor Université Paris 7.

1983-1987       Independent writer for "Monde et Minéraux"  (journal for mineral collectors).

 

Representatives

         International Mineralogical Association (History and Teaching committee)

         Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie (Scientific advisor)

         American Vivaldi Society (Scientific board)

         Cercle Vivaldi de Belgique (Scientific board)

 

Professional Society Membership

         Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie

         European Union of Geosciences

         Mineralogical Society of America

         American Vivaldi Society

 

Professional Activities

 

Professional Research Interests

Crystal-chemistry of highly charged cations of strategic interest (actinides, Pt, Au, Zr, Mo) in Earth materials;

Structural studies of silicate glasses and melts;  relationship between melt structure and properties;

Applications of synchrotron radiation to geochemical and mineralogical problems;

High temperature modelling of x-ray absorption fine structure spectra;

Spectroscopic studies of earth materials;

Solid state and quantum chemistry.

 

Teaching activities at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris :

        Mineralogy; introduction to cristallography and modern applications

        Environemental mineralogy ; from clivages to mining exploration

 

 

Student supervision :

         • Post-doctoral student advisor :          

            - Wu Zhonghua, Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Lab., Beijing, P.R. China. (1996-1997)

            - Ralf Siewert, Göttingen Universität, Germany (1997-1998).

            - Max Wilke, Hannover Universität, Germany (1999-2000).

            - Paula Piilonen, Ottawa Canadian Museum of Nature (2000-2001)

            - Nihed Chabaane, Commissariat à l'Energie atomique (2006-2007)

         • PhD student advisor :

            - Ingrid Berrodier                    (Sorption of Au on iron oxy-hydroxides) (1997-2001)

- Messaoud Harfouche           (U and Th in radiation damaged ceramics)(1998-2002)

- Manuel Munoz                     (Ni and Fe in hydrous high pressure melts)(1999-2002)

- Emilie Chalmin                    (Mineralogy of the prehistorical paintings)(2000-2003)

- Sidoine de Wispaleare          (Molecular dynamics of hydrous melts)(2001-2004)

- Amine Haddi                       (Neomineralogies in radiolyzed nuclear waste glasses)(2004-2007)

- Babou Magassouba             (Weathering of medieval glasses)(2004-2007)

- Julien Dubrail                      (Mineralogy of the U/Pb system at the Å scale)(2005-2008)

         • Co-PhD student advisor :       

            - Pierre-Emmanuel Petit         (XAFS studies of olivines and perovskites) (1991-1996)

            - Corinne Remy                      (Polymorphism of Ca2SiO4)(1995-1996)

       


 

Exhibitions (as an co-organizer)

     1982       Exposition Jussieu , City Hall (Vème district), Pari, France.

     1986         Cristaux 86, Palais de l'Aubette, Strasbourg, France (100.000 visitors).

        1987        Les Musées s'exposent , Grand-Palais, Paris, France (150.000 visitors).

     1987      Bijoux, cailloux fous !  La Villette, Paris, France (50.000 visitors).

       1988      GUAYANA : or, diamant au Vénézuéla, Centre Culturel de Jussieu, Paris, France.

     1992      L'ile de France entre Clovis et Hugues Capet (Inauguration of the new Museum

                        for Historical Antiquities); Guiry en Vexin, France.

 

Associative life

• president and/or accounter of various associations promoting Earth Sciences :                

            -  association of the students in Earth Sciences at the université Paris 7 (1986-1988)

            -  cultural center of the Paris suburb (1982-1988)

 

• help in the managment of several private and public mineral collections 

                        (Sorbonne collection, Paris, université de Strasbourg...) (1982-1989).

 

Non - professional research interests

• Italian baroque musicology

         (catalog of the work of Antonio Vivaldi on Macintosh/IBM/Web) www.chez.com/avivaldi

• Early middle-age jewelry (geographical origins for the gemstones)