Research director, CNRS
Matthias Beekmann is senior researcher at Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. He is working at the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA), UMR CNRS 7583, University Paris-Est Créteil and Paris Diderot. His main research topic is atmospheric pollution modelling. He codeveloped the CHIMERE chemistry-transport model which today is in widespread use for operational air quality forecast and simulation. He initiated an intensive measurement campaign in the Paris agglomeration in order to better constrain fine particulate matter sources in a European megacity. He is also interested in using satellite measurements for data assimilation or inverse modelling. Matthias Beekmann was president of the French scientific program committee LEFE/CHAT (CHemistry of the Atmosphere). He is president of the Conseil Académique of University Paris-East. He is also director of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers EFLUVE (Enveloppes FLUides de la Ville à l'Exobiologie).