Jean-Marie Flaud: 2015 Elsevier/JQSRT Benedict Spectroscopy Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Marie Flaud has been elected as the winner of the 2015 Benedict Spectroscopy Award !
Dr. Flaud is Directeur de Recherche émérite at CNRS, France. Currently, he also works at Project manager "Atmosphere-Climat" at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
The award was presented at the XVIIIth Symposium and School on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HighRus-2015), held from June 30 to July 4 in Tomsk, Russia. The Benedict Spectroscopy Award honors the life-time contributions and achievements of Dr. Flaud who has made a significant impact on spectroscopy research and its applications.
Jean-Marie Flaud's Directeur de Recherche émérite at CNRS, France. Currently, he also works at Project manager "Atmosphere-Climat" at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Dr. Flaud's research interests are both in molecular physics and high resolution molecular spectroscopy, and in atmospheric physics. In particular, he developed new models which account for the various ro-vibrational resonances effecting the energy levels and line intensities, he studied large amplitude motions in floppy molecules (in particular staggering in H2O2 or torsional splitting in HNO3) and he studied local mode behavior and demonstrate such effects in molecules of low symmetry such as H2S or H2Se (fourfold ro-vibrational energy clustering in the ν1/ ν3 vibrational states of this molecule for example).
Dr. Flaud also contributes to various atmospheric databases such as HITRAN and has been in charge of the spectroscopic database dedicated to the MIPAS experiment. He measured rare isopologues in atmospheric spectra (16O18O16O, H15NO3, ...) and has been a member of the Science Advisory Groups of the satellite experiments MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) and SCHIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY). He is also a member of the ESL (Expert Support Laboratory) and of the Science team for the MIPAS experiment.
Dr. Flaud has presented more than 60 invited talks in international conferences and is the author of over 300 publications in international refereed journals and two books on molecular properties and line parameters of water and ozone.