Since January 2016, I am a Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, on leave from my Associate Professor position
at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). My research focuses mostly on understanding
planetary formation, the origin
of magmatism and the
formation of magmatic rocks on Earth and the terrestrial planets through
experimental and analytical studies.
I also have strong interests in mineralogy, planetary geology, and field-based magmatic petrology.
You can find more about my research projects on the
or look at a list of my publications and at
This web page also contains a section with field
of magmatic processes, and some vacation pictures.
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