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Dr Eric Hébrard

Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics

 E.Hebrard@exeter.ac.uk

 (Streatham) 3046 or (Streatham - Dr Eric Hébrard) 3046

 01392 723046 or (Dr Eric Hébrard) 01392 723046


Overview

Expert in chemical modelling of planetary atmospheres, Eric has been studying very different environments, covering a broad range of physical and chemical conditions, from the deep chill of our outer Solar System through the hazy skies of our own early Earth to the blaze of the most recently discovered hot Jupiters. In Exeter, he is involved in the development and improvement of multidimensional chemical models of planetary atmospheres. Noticing the overlap of conditions (pressure, temperature, composition) between the atmospheres of hot Jupiters and car engines, he has contributed to the release of chemical models which successful bridges applied combustion and astrophysics. He has also contributed to the measurement of temperature-dependent VUV absorption cross sections, which are rare but essential data to model photochemical processes in atmospheric models. Finally, he has been responsible these past few years for a new and original strategy for evaluating and insuring both the accuracy and precision of models of these sometimes peculiar planetary atmospheres. It brings new insights into the way chemical models of planetary atmospheres can - and must! - be used.

Where am I? http://ex.ac.uk/whereabouts

Education

2003-2006                Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
                                 Université Paris 7, FRANCE
                                          Magna cum laude
                                          Dissertation Title: “Photochemical uncertainties in modeling in Titan's atmosphere: Review and
                                                                       consequences”
                                          Faculty Advisors: Prof. François Raulin and Prof. Y. Bénilan
2000-2003                “Magistère Interuniversitaire de Chimie”
                                 École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FRANCE
                                         Magna cum laude
                                         2002-2003 M.Phil. in Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
                                         2000-2001 B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry

Positions/Employment

2018 - present          Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics
                                   University of Exeter, UK
2016 - 2018              Lecturer in Astrophysics
                                   University of Exeter, UK
2015 - 2016              Senior Research Fellow
                                   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
2011 - 2013              Research Associate
                                   Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FRANCE
2008 - 2011              Research Associate
                                   Université Bordeaux 1, FRANCE
2006 - 2008              Research Fellow
                                   Centre National d'Études Spatiales, Paris, FRANCE
2003 - 2006              Research and Teaching Assistant
                                   Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (UMR 7583), Paris, FRANCE
2001 - 2002              Visiting Research Assistant
                                   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Fellowships and Awards

2018 - present             Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via the ASPIRE programme
2015 - 2017             NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (US)
                                   "MEASURE - Modeling (Exo)planetary Atmospheres through Sensitivity and Uncertainty
                                   REasoning"
                                   US$160,000
2007 - 2009             CNES Postdoctoral Fellowship (FR)
                                   "Simulation of aeolian erosion thresholds on Mars and application to dust lifting modeling in a
                                   Mars General Circulation Model"
                                   €120,000

Teaching Activities

2019 - 2020               PHY1022 Introduction to Astrophysics (module leader)
                                  NSC2001 Frontiers in Science 2
                                  NSCM001 Advanced Topics in Natural Sciences Chemistry II
                                  NSC1004 Experimental Science
                                  Physics Stage 1 tutorials
2018 - 2019               PHY1022 Introduction to Astrophysics (module leader)
                                  NSC2001 Frontiers in Science 2
                                  NSCM001 Advanced Topics in Natural Sciences Chemistry II
                                  NSC1004 Experimental Science
                                  Physics Stage 1 tutorials
2017 - 2018               PHY1022 Introduction to Astrophysics (module leader)
                                  NSC2001 Frontiers in Science 2
                                  Physics Stage 1 tutorials
2016 - 2017               PHY3138 Projects and Dissertations
                                  Physics Stage 1 tutorials
2009 - 2013               Lecturing for graduate-level Astronomy/Astrochemistry (16 h)
                                    Université Bordeaux 1, FRANCE
2003 - 2006               Lecturing and tutoring for general undergraduate-level Chemistry (192 h)
                                    Université Paris 7, FRANCE
2002 - 2004              Tutoring for general undergraduate-level Physics and Chemistry
                                    Lycée Saint Louis, Paris, FRANCE

Professional Services

2017                        PhD viva, Benjamin Drummond, internal reviewer.
                                Acting Chair of NASA ROSES-HW 2016 "Atmospheres" panel.
                                Internal and external reviewer NASA ROSES-HW 2016 "Atmospheres" grant program.
2016                        Internal reviewer for NASA ESSF 2016 grant program.
2015                        Internal reviewer for NASA ROSES-HW 2014 and NASA ESSF 2015 grant programs.
                                External reviewer for NASA ROSES-HW 2014, NASA ROSES-SSW 2015
                                and NASA ROSES-XRP 2015 grant programs.
                                Co-chair of the session "Extrasolar Planets: Giant Planet Atmospheres" during the Fall 2015 DPS
                                meeting (Washington DC, USA).
2014                        External reviewer for NASA ROSES-SSW 2014 grant program.
2009-2012               Member of the Board of the French Exobiology Society (“Société Française d’Exobiologie”
                                - http://www.exobiologie.fr/)
2011                        Member of the LOC for Origins2011 (ISSOL-IAU C51), Montpellier (FRANCE), July 3-8, 2011
2010                        Reviewer for Région Bretagne CREATE 2010 grant program

Reviewer of scientific manuscripts for several peer-reviewed journals (Angew. Chem., Astrophys. J., Astrophys. J. Lett., Earth Moon Planets, Icarus, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Planet.. Space Sci., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.).

Funded Research Projects

As PrincipaI Investigator :

2018-2021              STFC Consolidated Grant (led by Isabelle Baraffe)
                                   "Towards a consistent set of multi-dimensional chemical models for hot Jupiters"
                                   £300,000
2018-2021              University of Exeter PhD studentship
                                   £80,000

As Co-Investigator :

2016-2019              NASA ROSES Habitable Worlds 2015 (US)
                                   "Organic habitable worlds: Simulating habitable zones for organic-rich atmospheres"
                                   PI : S. Domagal-Goldman
                                   US$300,000
2013                       National program of Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium (PCMI)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES/CNRS-INP/CNRS-INC (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €5,000
                              National program of Planetology (PNP)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €3,000
2012                      National program of Planetology (PNP)
                                  CNRS-INSU/CNES (FR)
                                   "The HNC molecule in astrochemistry"
                                  PI : J.-C. Loison
                                   €3,500
2011                      National program of Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium (PCMI)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES/CNRS-INP/CNRS-INC (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €8,000
                               National program of Planetology (PNP)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €2,000
2010-2011              Interdisciplinary program “Planetary Environments and Origins of Life” (EPOV)
                                   CNRS (FR)
                                   "Photochemistry of hot Jupiters: From experiments to modeling"
                                   PI : Y. Bénilan and M. Dobrijevic
                                   €27,000
2010                       Interdisciplinary program “Planetary Environments and Origins of Life” (EPOV)
                                   CNRS (FR)
                                   "Formation of oligopeptides on the primitive Earth : activation, elongation and accumulation"
                                   PI : R. Pascal
                                   €14,000
                               Interdisciplinary program “Planetary Environments and Origins of Life” (EPOV)
                                   CNRS (FR)
                                   "Modeling the atmosphere and the sulfur isotopic records"
                                   PI : E. Thomassot
                                   €13,000
                              National program of Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium (PCMI)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES/CNRS-INP/CNRS-INC (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €10,000
                              National program of Planetology (PNP)
                                   CNRS-INSU/CNES (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €8,000
2010                      National program of Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium (PCMI)
                                  CNRS-INSU/CNES/CNRS-INP/CNRS-INC (FR)
                                   "KIDA - A Kinetic Database for Astrochemistry"
                                   PI : W. Wakelam
                                   €3,000

Publications

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Talks, Presentations and Posters

16 invited presentations in (inter)national conferences. 55 oral presentations in (inter)national conferences. 16 poster presentations in (inter)national conferences.

Selected Public Outreach

2006 - Present               5. Martin H. and Hébrard E. “Land of Origin” Biofutur, 26-33 (2013).
                                       4. Hébrard E. “Titan, « une Terre primitive mise au congélateur »” Le Mensuel de l’Université,
                                           April 2009
                                       3. Raulin F. and Hébrard E. “Exobiologie et mathématiques” Maths Nature Express, Comité
                                           International des jeux mathématiques, pp. 43-47 (2008).
                                       2. Hébrard E. “Un « certain » regard sur Titan”. Le Mensuel de l’Université, March 2007.
                                       1. Hébrard E. “Un enfant des étoiles” Science Careers, January 20th, 2006.

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  • Mak MT, Sergeev D, Mayne N, Banks N, Eager-Nash J, Manners J, Arney G, Hebrard E, Kohary K. (2024) 3D simulations of TRAPPIST-1e with varying CO2, CH4 and haze profiles. [PDF]

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  • Raulin F, Bénilan Y, Coll P, Coscia D, Gazeau M-C, Hébrard E, Jolly A, Nguyen M-J, Romanzin C, Sternberg R. (2006) The new Titan: An astrobiological perspective, PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE, INSTRUMENTS, METHODS, AND MISSIONS FOR ASTROBIOLOGY IX, volume 6309, pages 63090I-63090I, DOI:10.1117/12.675408. [PDF]

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