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I AM NOW BACK TO IGE IN GRENOBLE, THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE REFRESHED, BUT YOU CAN STILL FIND MY LATEST RESEARCH. I WILL SOON UPDATE THIS WEBSITE... STAY TUNED.

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I joined the research team of Frank Pattyn at the Laboratoire de Glaciologie of the ULB in may 2013, as a postdoctoral fellow.

I am currently involved in the Antarctic ice sheet Climate Change Initiative project from the European Space Agency, as part of the Climate Modelling User Group.

Here in Brussels, I was first involved in the IceCon (Constraining Ice Mass Change in Antarctica) project which aims at improving our understanding of the rate of the ice mass loss since the Last Glacial Maximum (which occurred about 20000 years ago) in the Dronning Maud Land area in East Antarctica. Most of my work was to improve some of the numerical ice sheet models previously developed in the lab (such as the Blatter-Pattyn model) and apply them to reproduce the last deglaciation. One of the essential aspects is the treatment of the grounding line, the limit between grounded ice and floating ice within an ice sheet.

Prior to my recent Belgification, I almost worked 4 years at the LGGE (Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement) in Grenoble, France with Olivier Gagliardini and Gaël Durand. I was involved in the European project Ice2Sea and participated to the MISMIP3D intercomparison project using the full-Stokes model Elmer/ice.

During my PhD, which I also did in Grenoble, I investigated the effect of the intergranular cohesion on the interaction between a granular flow and an obstacle, using laboratory experiments and numerical modelling with a discrete approach.



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