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Last Updated: 9/25/2012

Bertrand Devouard

Email: devouard@cerege.fr

Academic
University prior to coming to ASU: U. Marseille
Status at ASU: Postdoc
Time period at ASU: 1995 - 1997

My family and myself

Bertrand graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure of Geology in Nancy, France, and got his Ph.D. in Marseille with Prof. Alain Baronnet working on the microstructures and crystal growth of serpentines (chrysotile and polygonal serpentine). After a short postdoc doing HRTEM in Antwerp, he joined 7*M in July 1995 to work on the mineralogy of carbonaceous chondrites. Projects at ASU included the tochilinite in CM2 chondrites and fine-grained dark rims, as well as other TEM projects such as fibrous micas and microstructures in boron-rich compounds.  He left ASU in 1997 to join the Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans at the Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

After 15 years in Clermont, Bertrand recently moved to Aix-Marseille Universite to take a professor position at CEREGE, one of the biggest labs in Earth Sciences in France. AMU is the largest university in France. He is joining the team of Pierre Rochette in planetology, and there are a couple top-notch TEMs in the area. While in Clermont, they recently got a new EBSD-EDS system on the SEM. Bertrand believes EBSD is a fantastic technique, especially for the study of the mesostructures he has been working on for so long, quite complementary to the TEM. He plans to keep working in Clermont on "his" instrument (he says he did spend some energy on this project, and is very proud of the first results), until he can install a new one in Aix-Marseille.

The family will follow him next year. William (16) will be finishing high school this year (2013). He, Anne-Gaelle (14), and Thomas (6) are all doing well. His wife Florence is now working as a consultant, taking advantage of her international experience as Chair of the Wikimedia foundation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Devouard).

7 * M Research Group at Arizona State University
http://7starm.asu.edu/