Sylvain Picaud was born in France, in 1968. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Université de Franche-Comté (summa cum laude), Besancon, France, in 1993, and he got the Habilitation à diriger des Recherches in 1998. In 1992, he was an invited Ph.D. student at the Department of chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK. Since 2012, he is the Head of the Institute UTINAM-UMR 6213 CNRS Université de Franche-Comté. He serves presently as Directeur de Recherche (i.e., Senior Research Scientist) at CNRS. He is mainly interested in numerical simulations of solid/gas interfaces with applications to interfaces of tropospheric relevance (soot, ice and organic aerosol particles). He is presently also working on clathrates systems in the Solar System, in collaboration with Astrophysicists. In 1998, he was recipient of the Bronze Medal of the CNRS. He coauthored 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He was a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Computing Letters (2005-2008). He is presently a Member of the Editorial Board of « ISRN Physical Chemistry » published byHindawi Publishing Corporation. He is also regularly invited as a Scientific Expert for the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and for the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium (FNRS).
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012