Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Bordeaux - CNRS
COTE Cluster of Excellence Education Director
Prof. E. Villenave has a full-time position of Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux (France). From 2012 to 2016, he has been the Director of the "Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers (OASU)", an observatory of both CNRS and the University of Bordeaux, counting in his perimeter around 500 researchers, engineers, technicians, PhD students and post-docs, working on different fields like air pollution, water pollution, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, paleoclimatology, oceanography, astrophysics, astronomy, etc. For the last 20 years, he has been involved mainly in mechanistic studies of radical reactions of tropospheric interest. More recently, he has developed new activities related to field measurements. He spent one year in 1996-1997 working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (MD, USA). His group collaborates with several groups in France and Europe, and in United States, and has many PhD students and post-docs. He was involved in the French National Program on Atmospheric Chemistry, the French National Programme PRIMEQUAL on the Air Quality, has participated to 5 EU-project and has conducted many research projects during the last years. Prof. E. Villenave was also a member of the Scientific Committee of the French National Program on Atmospheric Chemistry; he has co-organized 10 national and international conferences and is the author or co-author of more than 70 peer reviewed publications and 220 communications. He has also headed during ten years the Master of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux. Between 2009 and 2012, he chaired the French Group of Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry and was acting for the Direction of CNRS as a project manager, following all the different activities and programs of atmospheric interest.