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2004 - 2007 : BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences, Université François Rabelais, France.
2007 - 2009 : Research Assistant at The University of Sydney (Australia), Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture. I used to work with Alex McBratney, Damien Field and Budiman Minasny on "Modelling how carbon affects soil structure".
In 2008, I was awarded a one-month Fellowship at the CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Tasmania (Kristina Paterson) which gave me the great honour to throw up in the Southern Ocean while taking care of the carbon cycle.
2008 - 2010 : MSc Solid Earth, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble. My second year project was about the plasticity of lower crust garnets in South-East Madagascar and has been admirably supervised by Jean-Emmanuel Martelat (now at the Université Claude Bernard, Lyon I).
I am currently a Trace Element of the Géochimie 4D team at ISTerre and will remain so until early 2014. My PhD project may be put as follows : Temporal evolution of a mantle plume parental for the Deccan Flood Basalts and Mascarene Islands : Links between petrology, geochemistry and geodynamics. In other words, I/we will reconstitute the magma sources for these volcanic provinces and then use the geochemical data for thermo-mechanical modelling of the mantle processes that generated them, namely a mantle plume.