François Beauducel

Industrial Engineer / Doctor in Geophysics / Physicist

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Education Back to Top

  1. Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (H.D.R.), University Paris Diderot, May 20, 2010.
  2. Doctorate Thesis (Ph.D.) Internal Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Rock Mechanics Laboratory) - University Paris 7, with honors “très honorable avec félicitations du jury”, advisor: François-Henri Cornet.
  3. DEA (Postgraduate) Internal Geophysics, IPGP - Univ. Paris 7, with honors “assez bien” 4th out of 25. Research training (6 months) at IPGP, advisor: Hugues Delorme.
  4. Industrial Engineer (M.Sc. equivalent) Electricity option Electronics, École Centrale des Arts et Métiers, Brussels, with honors “avec distinction”. R&D training (1 year) at Royal Observatory of Belgium (ORB), advisors: Ernest Depauw & Michel Van Ruymbeke.
  5. Candidate Industrial Engineer (B.Sc. equivalent), École Centrale des Arts et Métiers, Brussels, with honors “avec distinction”.
  6. Baccalauréat C (Mathematics & Physics), Academy of Paris.-Versailles

Honors and Awards Back to Top

  1. “Prix CERDECAM” for my TFE, from the Industrial Research and Development Center of ECAM.

  2. 1-year university scholarship (bourse) for my D.E.A., from Ministère de l'Education, de la Recherche et de la Technologie.

  3. 3-year university scholarship (research allocation) for my doctorate thesis, from Ministère de l'Education, de la Recherche et de la Technologie.

  4. Selection of my doctorate thesis by CNFGG Volcanology Section 3 for the “Prix de Géophysique 1998”.

Advanced Courses Back to Top

    École Thématique de Sismologie: "Mesure, interprétation et modélisation des sismogrammes à terre", CNRS - Géosciences Azur, Sophia Antipolis, France, 11-14 October 1999.

    MAST Seminar: “Mouvements actuels de la surface terrestre et des massifs rocheux: mesure et interprétation”, École de Physique des Houches, 5-6 October 1998.

    EC 1998 Advanced Study Course: “Volcanic Hazard Assessment, Monitoring and Risk Mitigation”, Azores, Portugal, 7-14 June 1998.

    DIAPASON Software: “Differential Interferometric Automated Processes Applied to Survey of Nature”, GDR InSAR CNES, Toulouse, France, 26-30 January 1998.


Professional & Research Experience Back to Top

    Physicist researcher permanent position at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Seismology lab. Starting:2011-09-01.

    Director and Scientist in Charge of the Guadeloupe Volcanological and Seismological Observatory. Team Manager (one researcher, 4 engineers, 2 technicians, 1 associated technician and 1 secretary), management and participation of research and monitoring data acquisition on a network of about 150 measurement sites (about twenty methods of geophysics and geochemistry applied to volcanology and seismology), frequent interventions to the public, media (newspapers, TV and radio) and local authorities, budget managing (about 80 k€/yr). Date: 2001-04-02 to 2007-09-30.

    Associate Physicist researcher permanent position at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. Date: 1999-09-01 to 2011-08-31.

    Post-Doctorate research at Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples: Thermo-poro-elastic modelling from deformation and seismic data at Campi Flegrei volcano, Italy. Advisor: Giuseppe De Natale. Duration: ~1 year.

    Post-Doctorate research at IPGP, Department of Seismology, Paris: modelling of tropospheric effects on InSAR data at Etna volcano, Italy. Advisor: Pierre Briole. Duration: 5 months.

    Scientific and Technical Expert (CSNA) at Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI), Bandung, in the framework of cooperation between Indonesia (Directorate General of Geology and Mineral Ressources) and the French Délégation aux Risques Majeurs (Ministère de l’Environnement): instruments installation and database management for active volcanoes monitoring (Merapi, Krakatau, Semeru) in seismology, geodesy, geochimia, gravimetry, geomagnetism. Advisors: Georges Poupinet & R. Sukhyar. Duration: 1 ½ year.

    Software Consulting for North American Collecte Localisation Satellite, Washington / Toulouse: creation of a real-time Argos data processing software (PAD) adapted to seismic monitoring in Mexico University. Advisor: Peter Griffith. Duration: 2 months.

    Creation of electronics and softwares basement of the Environmental Data Acquisition System (EDAS) project, at Royal Observatory of Belgium (ORB), Laboratory for Geophysical Instrumentation, Brussels. Presently industrialized by AE-Belgium. Advisor: Michel Van Ruymbeke. Duration: 6 months.


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Field Experience Back to Top

    Guadeloupe: Geophysical and geochemistry data collection and monitoring at Soufrière volcano. About 3 field trip / week, since 2000.

    Indonesia: Geophysical data collection and monitoring at Merapi, Krakatau & Semeru volcanoes: seismology, geodesy, geochimia, microgravimetry, geomagnetism. More than 60 missions VSI-LGIT-DRM-MAE for my CSN.

    Indonesia: Data collection at Merapi volcano for my Doctorate Thesis research: GPS network repetition, tilt & extensometers stations installation. 6 missions IPGP-DRM-VSI [Beauducel, 1994-1997].

    Réunion Island: Management of a "tiltmeter antenna" project at South flank of Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Mission IPGP, 2000.

    Indonesia: Participation to GPS / EDM network repetition of the Sumatra fault. Mission IGN-CNAM-IPGP-DRM-GRDC, 1994.

    Canary Islands: Multi-parameter study of Lanzarote volcanoes: gravimeters, pendulums continuous stations. Mission ORB, 1995.

    Beauvais: Installation of two Blum pendulum tiltmeters at the top of the Cathedral (60-m high). Mission TELEMAC-IPGP, 1997.

    Azores: Geological study of São Miguel volcanoes. Mission Univ. Azores, 1997.

    Indonesia: Touring on 7 active volcanoes in Java: Krakatau (in eruption), Gede, Tangkubanprahu, Merbabu, Bromo, Semeru (in eruption), Kawa Ijen (1 week after eruption). Mission VSI, 1993.


Relevant Scientific Techniques and Skills Back to Top

    Geophysics. 3-D mechanical modelling (deformation field related to magmatic processes, earth tide and meteorological effects). Tools: EXAMINE3D, MBEM3D, CASTEM 2000. Installation, measurement and/or data processing of Global Positioning System, tiltmeters, extensometers and SAR interferometry.

    Mathematics. Non-linear inversion processes (Monte Carlo, Genetic Algorithm,...). Expert in signal processing.

    Electronics. Capacitive sensors, data acquisition and storage, radio-communication.

    Programming. Personal experience in computers programmation since 1983. Systems: CP/M, DOS, Windows, Unix. Known languages: Assembler, C, Fortran, Basic, Matlab. See my published softwares.


Languages Back to Top

    Format Import Export Product Date
    French ------- Built-in on mother board ------- 1968-present
    English Any scientific documents Articles, seminars 1982-present
    Indonesian Any documents Talk, scientific reports 1992-present
    Italian Any documents Beta version 1.0 (bugs) 1998-1999
    Spanish Written documents Unavailable 1982-1985
    Javanese Ngoko only Kromo version soon 1993-present

References Back to Top

    François-Henri Cornet (Physicist): IPGP, Dpt Sismologie, Paris, France.

    Georges Poupinet (Research Director CNRS): LGIT-IRIGM, Grenoble, France.

    Wimpy S. Tjetjep (Former Director 1993-1998): VSI, Bandung, Indonesia.

    Michel Van Ruymbeke (Professor): Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgique.