Yoann FAGAULT, born March 10, 1976
CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement)
Le Trocadéro, Technopôle de l'Arbois BP80, 13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 4, France
1999 – BSc environmental analytical chemistry, University of Hertfordshire, UK
2000 – MSc environmental analytical chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK
2008 – Ph.D in analytical chemistry, University of Hertfordshire, UK
2001, Research assistant at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
2005, Laboratory manager at Institut National de l’Environnement et des Risques (INERIS), France
2008, Air quality engineer at Centre de Recherche et de Conseil (CERECO), France
2010, Postdoctoral fellow at CEREGE, France
2011, Research assistant at CEREGE, France
2012-present, Laboratory manager at CEREGE, France
Research field and expertise
I am working in the climate group which focus on the reconstruction of paleoclimate using natural archives (oceanic sediments, lake sediments, corals, stalagmites and polar ice).
I am the laboratory manager of the organic geochemistry laboratory which is dedicated to the measurement of organic compounds preserved in sediments (marine and lacustrine) by liquid chromatography (HPLC). I am also responsible of the isotope geochemistry laboratory dedicated to radiocarbon measurements by accelerated mass spectrometry (AMS). My main task is to develop and adapt carbon purification methods of samples prior to isotopic analyze by accelerated mass spectrometry (AMS). My research area particularly focuses on the measurement of small carbonate samples (< 100 mg C) and the development of compound-specific radiocarbon analysis based on the purification of organic molecules by HPLC.