Dr. Christian George
iCACGP Commission Member
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
University Claude Bernard . Lyon
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Research Interests        Publications        Detailed CV
Professional Experience:   

2006-....: Senior Research Scientist at the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" IRCELYON, CNRS, University Claude Bernard – Lyon Interdisciplinary Group Leader, in charge of 35 persons (as of January 1st, 2010)

1999-2006...: Research Scientist at the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" - CNRS Laboratoire d'Application de la Chimie à l'Environnement University Claude Bernard – Lyon

1995-1999: Research Scientist at the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" - CNRS Centre de Géochimie de la Surface University Louis Pasteur – Strasbourg

1994-1995: Post-doctoral Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry Fraunhofer-Institut für Toxikologie und Aerosolforschung - Hannover Advisor: Cornelius Zetzsch


1999: Research Habilitation Thesis (HDR) . Physical Chemistry University Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg Advisor: Ph. Mirabel. Thesis title: Atmospheric Chemistry : Study of the heterogeneous processes

1993: Ph-D thesis - Physical Chemistry University Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg Advisor: Ph. Mirabel. Thesis title: Heterogeneous physical chemistry of the atmosphere : experimental and modelling studies of phase transfer.

Research Interests:   

Atmospheric chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical kinetics, Photochemistry, Aerosols

Professional Service:   

Leadership Roles in International Scientific Conferences:

Organizer and/or co-organizer of the following events

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical processes in the troposphere, Strasbourg, France, 25-26 September 1995
  • International workshop on modeling heterogeneous chemistry of the lower stratosphere/upper troposphere, Bischoffsheim, France, 21-23 October 1996.
  • Tropospheric aerosols: formation and heterogeneous chemistry, European Geophysical Society 24th General Assembly, La Haye, The Netherlands, 19-23 April 1999
  • Tropospheric aerosols: formation and heterogeneous chemistry, European Geophysical Society 26th General Assembly, Nice, France, 25-30 March 2001
  • Microphysics and heterogeneous chemistry of aerosols, European Geophysical Society . American geophysical Union Joint Assembly, Nice, France, 6-11 April 2003
  • Microphysics and heterogeneous chemistry of aerosols, European Geophysical Union . 1st General Assembly, Nice, France, 25-30 April 2004
  • The routes for organics oxidation in the atmosphere and its implications to the atmosphere, Hotel Pic Blanc, Alpe d'Huez, France, 7- 11 janvier 2006.
  • Faraday Discussion 137 - The Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Microparticles, 2 - 4 juillet 2007, University of Bristol, UK.
  • 10th Scientific Conference of the IGAC Project, Bridging the Scales in Atmospheric Chemistry: Local to Global, 7-12 September 2008, Annecy, France
  • INTROP Final Conference - Tropospheric Chemistry, 14-17 avril 2009, Hotel St. Bernardin, Portoroz, Slovenia
  • Journal Editor, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2000-2009.

    Secretary of the Atmospheric and Ocean Division at the European Geosciences Union, 2003-2007.

    Memberships in steering committees of programmes:   
  • Vice coordinator of the Atmospheric division at INSU (Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers)
  • Vice-coordinator of the "Heterogeneous Chemistry" subgroup of the project "Chemical Mechanism Development" (CMD) funded within EUREKA - EUROTRAC-2
  • Member of the panel of the French Programme on Atmospheric Chemistry (Programme National de Chimie Atmosphérique du CNRS)
  • Coordinator of the European projects MOST (EVK2-2001-00073), PhotoPaq (ENV/F/000487, LIFE08)
  • Coordinator of the programme on Atmospheric Chemistry at the European Science Foundation
  • Member of the panel of the interdisciplinary programme PRIMEQUAL-PREDIT. (Programme de Recherche Interorganisme pour une Meilleure Qualité de l'Air à l'Echelle)
  • Publications:   

    56 Refereed Journal Articles: 1013 total citations, h-index = 17 (ISI)

    Selected Publications:   

    1. W. Behnke, Ch. George, V. Scheer and C. Zetzsch Production and decay of ClNO2 from the reaction of gaseous N2O5 with NaCl solution: bulk and aerosols experiments J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3795-3804, 1997.

    2. B. Ervens, C. George, J. E. Williams, G. V. Buxton, G. A. Salmon, M. Bydder, F. Wilkinson, F. Dentener, P. Mirabel , R. Wolke and H. Herrmann CAPRAM2.4 (MODAC mechanism): An extended and condensed tropospheric aqueous phase mechanism and its application J. Geophys. Res., 108, No. D14, 4426, DOI 2002JD002202

    3. L. Deguillaume, M. Leriche, K. Desboeufs, G. Mailhot, N. Chaumerliac and Ch. George Transition metals in atmospheric liquid phases: Sources, reactivity and sensitive parameters Chem Rev., 105, 3388-3431,2005.

    4. K. Stemmler, M. Ammann, Chantal Donders, J. Kleffmann, Ch. George Photosensitized reduction of nitrogen dioxide on humic acid as a source of nitrous acid Nature, 440,195-198, 2006

    5. K. Stemmler, M. Ndour, Y. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, B. D'Anna, C. George, B. Bohn, M. Ammann Light induced conversion of nitrogen dioxide into nitrous acid on submicron humic acid aerosol Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4237-4248, 2007

    6. D. Clifford, D.J. Donaldson, M. Brigante, B. D'Anna and C. George Reactive uptake of ozone by chlorophyll at aqueous surfaces Environ. Sci Technol., 42, 1138-1143, 2008

    7. M. Ndour, B. D'Anna, C. George, O. Ka, Y. Balkanski, J. Kleffmann, K. Stemmler and M. Ammann Photoenhanced uptake of NO2 on mineral dust: Laboratory experiments and model simulations Geophys. Res. Lett, 35, L05812, 2008.

    8. Jammoul, A., S. Dumas, B. D'Anna, and C. George Photoinduced oxidation of sea salt halides by aromatic ketones: a source of halogenated radicals Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9(13), 4229-4237, 2009.

    9. Hallquist, M., J. C. Wenger, U. Baltensperger, Y. Rudich, D. Simpson, M. Claeys, J. Dommen, N. M. Donahue, C. George, A. H. Goldstein, J. F. Hamilton, H. Herrmann, T. Hoffmann, Y. Iinuma, M. Jang, M. E. Jenkin, J. L. Jimenez, A. Kiendler-Scharr, W. Maenhaut, G. McFiggans, T. F. Mentel, A. Monod, A. S. H. Prevot, J. H. Seinfeld, J. D. Surratt, R. Szmigielski, and J. Wildt The formation, properties and impact of secondary organic aerosol: current and emerging issues Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9(14), 5155-5236, 2009.

    10. Monge M.-E., D'Anna B;, Mazri L., Giroir-Fendler A., Amman M., Donaldson D.J., George C. Light changes the atmospheric reactivity of soot PNAS, 17, 6605-6609, 2010.

    Detailed CV