Prof. Francois Fripiat
Laboratoire de Glaciologie
Department Geosciences, Environment and Society
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50, CP160/03
1050 Brussels, Belgium
2019-present Assistant Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
2016-2019 Research associate, Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
2013-2016 Postdoctoral fellowship (FWO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
2011-2013 Postdoctoral research associate, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
2010-2013 Postdoctoral fellowship (FNRS), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
2006-2010 Research assistant, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Ph.D. Geosciences
2005 M.A. Geosciences
2015-Present Visiting professor at ULiège for the Master in Oceanography: OCEA0025-1, Dynamic of nutrients in marine environment, part I: Chemical and biogeochemical aspects (2nd year Master, 12 hours/year)
2013-2018 Reader and mentor of several Ms. Thesis (n = 10) at ULB (‘Geosciences, Environment & Society’ and ‘Ecole interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs’), VUB (‘Ocean & Lakes’), ULiège (‘Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography’) and UCLouvain (‘Faculté des Bioingénieurs’)
2013-2014 Teaching assistant for the Prof. Philippe Claeys, VUB
2010-2011 Teaching assistant for the Prof. Luc André, ULB
Participation in research network:
2017-Present Co-chair of the SCOR (Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research) working group ECV-ice: Measuring Essential Climate Variables in sea ice.
2016-Present Steering committee of the research community BEPSII (SOLAS and CLIC).
2015-Present Associate member of the Belgian National Committee on Antarctic Research.
2013-2016 Associated member of the SCOR (Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research) working group BEPSII: Bieogeochemical Exchanges Process at the Sea-Ice Interfaces.
2007-Present Participation to projects related to the International Polar Year and GEOTRACES ‘An international study of the marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes’.
Reviewer: “Biogeochemistry”, "Biogeosciences", “Deep-Sea Research II”, “Earth and Planetary Science Letters”, “Geochemical Journal”, "Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta", "Geology", “Global Biogeochemical Cycles”, “Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry”, “Journal of Plankton Research”, "Limnology & Oceanography", "Marine Chemistry", “Nature Geoscience”, “Paleoceanography”, “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society”, “Polar Biology”, “Quaternary Science reviews” and "Silicon"
Reviewer for research project: Italian Antarctic Program (Italy), National Science Foundation (USA) and National Research Foundation (South Africa)
2017-2020 SCOR (Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research) working group ECV-ice: Measuring Essential Climate Variables in sea ice. Co-Chair with Prof. D. Nomura (Hokkaido University) and Prof. B.G.T. Else (University of Calgary)
2016-2019 Principal Investigator of OCEANIC project (nitrous oxide and nitrogen Cycling in Antarctic sea ice Covered zone), funded by BELSPO (Belgian Science Policy)
2010-2014 Principal investigator of BIGSOUTH project (BioGeochemical cycles in the SOUTHern Ocean: Role within the Earth System), funded by BELSPO (Belgian Science Policy) to promote China-Belgium Research Cooperation.
2010 COST short-term scientific mission “Nitrogen and Silicon isotopic signatures in Arctic sea ice (Greenland coastal area)”, in collaboration with Dirk Notz from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany)