Research director, CNRS, France
Hélène Budzinski is a CNRS research director in charge of the team LPTC (Laboratory of Physico- and Toxico-Chemistry of the environment) which is a research group of EPOC (« Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux »UMR 5805 University of Bordeaux/CNRS). She is co-director of COTE LabEx. In 1989, she graduated as an engineer of the ENSCP (Engineer National School of Chemistry of Paris), defended her PhD thesis in 1993 at the Bordeaux University, and got her HDR in 1999. Her research focuses on various classes of organic contaminants (PAHs, PCBs, pesticides, pharmaceutical substances, endocrine disruptors, detergents…) studying presence, fate and toxic impacts. She is the author of more than 260 publications, of 60 invited international conferences and she was awarded several prizes: the brass medal of the CNRS (1995), the silver medal of the CNRS (2017), the French Chemistry Society (SFC) prize for the analytical chemistry division (1997), the ADEME prize for environment innovative techniques (1998, 2002, 2010); she is Knight of the National Order of the Merit (2009), Knight of “Légion d’Honneur” (2015). She has supervised 30 PhD students, eight post-docs. H. Budzinski takes part, as a teacher, in various research and professional Master degrees (University of Bordeaux, IPB, AgroParisTech).