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Mathieu SCHUSTER

Born 20/05/1973, Strasbourg (France)

 

Position: research associate (Chargé de recherche) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

 

Research interest: sedimentary geology and continental paleoenvironments

 Contact

CNRS UMR 7516 - Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg
Université de Strasbourg, École et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre
1 rue Blessig, 67084 Strasbourg cedex, France
office: +33 (0)368 850 420  ///  e-mail: mschuster@unistra.fr

Career

- Since 2010/09: research associate, CNRS UMR 7516, Strasbourg
- 2006/10-2010/08: research associate, CNRS UMR 6046, Poitiers
- 2006/02-09: geologist, BRGM - French Geological Survey, Orléans
- 2005/02 - 2006/01: researcher, CNRS UMR 6538, Brest
- 2002/11- 2005/01: researcher, ACACIA SFB 389, Cologne (Germany)
- 2002/04/30: PhD defense, University of Strasbourg
- 2001/10 - 2002/09: junior lecturer, University of Strasbourg

Research activity

- Skill: sedimentary geology, paleoenvironments, clastic systems
- Expertise: continental to coastal geosystems, large lakes/paleolakes,
- Data acquisition: field work and remote sensing
- Field expeditions: Africa (Chad: 1998-2000, 2004, 2009, 2013; Libya: 2003, 2006-2010; Sudan: 2003, 2004; Egypt: 2002, 2003, 2007-2009; Cameroon: 2009; Kenya: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011; Ethiopia:  2008, 2010, 2012; Tunisia: 2010), America (Canada: 2011, 2012, 2013), Arabia (Abu Dhabi: 2010, 2011), Asia (Vietnam: 2001; Cambodia: 2012), Europe (France: yearly; Germany: 1997; Finland: 2011).

Supervision and mentoring of students

- PhD students:

Dr Pierre Sepulchre (2007; now Research Associate, CNRS)
Dr Peter Thuo (2009; now Exploration Manager, National Oil Corporation of Kenya)
Dr Abderamane Moussa (2010; now Lecturer in Sedimentology, U-N'Djamena)
Dr Jonathan Pelletier (2012; now Junior Geologist, Total)
Dr Camille Contoux  (2013; now post-doc at U-Bergen)
Mr Alexis Nutz (U-Strasbourg,  25/11/2013)
Mr Ashour Abouessa (U-Strasbourg, 19/12/2013)
Mr George Muia (U-Rennes,  2014)

- Master1 and Master2 students in Earth Sciences: yearly

Awards and grants

- 2011: Prize, Prix de la Foundation Université de Strasbourg & Cercle Gutenberg
- 2011: Visiting grant, SAMPO-program (French Embassy in Finland)
- 2009-2012: 4-years grant, Prime d'Excellence Scientifique du CNRS
- 2008: Medal, Médaille de Bronze du CNRS
- 2005/02-2006/01: Post-doc fellowship, CNRS
- 2002/11-2005/01: Post-doc fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
- 2004: Traveling grant, Initiative Post-Doc (Ministère de la Recherche & Académie des Sciences)

Teaching experience

- Courses in Sedimentary Geology: depositional systems (since 2013; U-Strasbourg)
- Courses Basics in geology (2000-2002; professional training for wine-grover)
- Courses  Sedimentary Geology (2002-2010; U-Strasbourg, U-Brest, U-Poitiers)
- Training staff member for field courses (1997-2002;U-Strasbourg)

Scientific production

- 39 articles in international journals, including Science and Nature
- 83 presentations in national and international congresses (among which 29 as presenting author)
- 1 geological map

Academic mobility

2011 : GTK-Helsinki, universities of Oulu and Turku, Finland (1 week)
2002-2005 : Africa Research Centre, U-Cologne, Germany (26 months)
2005 : Limnological Research Centre, U-Minneapolis, U.S.A. (2 weeks)
2004 : Biology Department, U-Gent, Belgium (10 weeks)

Main scientific collaborations 

Total (France); University of Chicoutimi (Canada); Yale University (USA); Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (UAE);  Al-Fateh University & Lybian Petroleum Institute (Libya); National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Kenya); University of Minnesota (USA); University of Gent (Belgium); Geological Research Authority of Sudan (Sudan); University of Cologne (Germany); University of N’Djamena (Chad).

Scientific research programs

- CNRS-INSU : Megalakes
- ANR : KUNSHEN: Barrier island hydromorphodynamics driven by typhoon events
- ANR SAHELP: Sahara and Sahel vulnerability: lessons from the past
- ANR EVAH: Evolution from the earliest anthropoids to the first hominids
- DFG ACACIA : Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa (SFB389)
- CNRS-INSU ECLIPSE I & II: Paléoenvironnements des Hominidés
- CNRS-INSU ACI Observation de la Terre: Paléo-hydrologie et tectonique du bassin du Nil

Languages

French: mother tongue
English: fluent
German: fluent

Scientific affiliations

- International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS;  www.iasnet.org)
- Past Global Changes (PAGES; www.pages.unibe.ch)