Olivier Donard Elected to French National Academy of Sciences

Olivier Donard Elected to French National Academy of Sciences

JAAS is pleased to congratulate Olivier Donard, CNRS research director emeritus at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour and first director of IPREM laboratory, who was recently elected a member of the French National Academy of Sciences.

Olivier Donard studied analytical and environmental chemistry at the University of Bordeaux-I in France before becoming a lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, then completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. He later became a CNRS research fellow and teacher at the University of Bordeaux-I.

Olivier Donard created the Laboratoire de Chimie Bioinorganique et Environnement (EP 132) in Pau in 1995, which in 2014 became the Institut des sciences analytiques et de physico-chimie pour l’environnement et les matériaux (IPREM), of which he was Director until 2017. From 2012 to 2020, he was also the director of the Mass Spectrometry for Reactivity and Speciation Sciences (MARSS) center, which is considered the largest mass spectrometry (speciation and isotope) center in Europe.

The French National Academy of Sciences provides a framework of expertise, advice and warning on the political, ethical and societal issues raised by science. The Academy of Sciences works to share science in order to enlighten citizens’ choices and formulates recommendations that can be used by government authorities. It also supports research, is committed to the quality of science education and promotes scientific life at the international level.

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