Abridged Biographical Sketch

 

Directeur de Recherche with the CNRS appointed at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENSL), since 1997. Geochemist specializing in radiogenic isotopes with applications to geochronology, terrestrial and planetary mantle-crust evolution and mantle dynamics, early Earth geodynamics, planetology, cosmochemistry, meteoritics, and archeometry. M.Sc., 1990, and Ph.D., 1993, Geological Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches (HDR), 2000, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1. Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow, ENSL, 1994-1996. ATER, ENSL, 1996-1997. Appointed Chargé de Recherche with the CNRS, 1997. Tenured 1999. Promoted Directeur de Recherche DeuxiŹme Classe, 2002, Directeur de Recherche PremiŹre Classe, 2010, and Directeur de Recherche Classe Exceptionelle PremiŹre Classe, 2017. Visiting Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 1988-1991, and at University of California at Berkeley, 1996. Associate Professor at California Institute of Technology, 2003. Visiting Professor at Harvard University, 2000, The Australian National University, 2004, Cambridge University, 2005, Tokyo University, 2006, Rice University (Wiess Visiting Professor), 2008, and University of Chicago, 2011. Distinguished Wiess Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Faculty at Rice University, 2008-2023. Member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, the European Association of Geochemistry, the Meteoritical Society, the Mineralogical Society of America, the Danish Geological Society, the Société Franćaise des Isotopes, the Société Philomatique de Paris (elected), and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (elected). Currently serving as President of the French INSU/CNES/SEDIT planetary sciences, meteoritics, cosmochemistry, early and deep Earth, and early life funding program (2014-2017 and 2018-2022), on the Governing Council of OSU Lyon (2017-2020), as Associate Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2011-….), as Editor of Geochemical Perspectives (2013-2020), as Editor of G-Cubed (2013-2021), as Councillor on the Board of the European Association of Geochemistry (2012-2017), as Chair (2013-2017) of the European Association of Geochemistry’s Nominations Committee, as member of the European Association of Geochemistry’s Publications Committee (2013-2017), and as member of the European Association of Geochemistry’s Urey Award Committee (2015-2018). Served the Ph.D. Committee of ENSL (2000-2004), the CNRS National Committee for Earth Sciences (Section 18) (2004-2008), the French INSU deep Earth and mantle research program SEDIT (2006-2009), the Scientific Council of ENSL (2006-2009), as deputy head of department of Laboratoire des Sciences de la Terre, ENSL (2007-2010) and Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, ENSL (2011-2014), the scientific committee of the French INSU/CNES/SEDIT planetary sciences, meteoritics, cosmochemistry, early and deep Earth, and early life funding program chairing the field of early planetary environments (2007-2014), the European Association of Geochemistry’s Houterman’s Award Committee as member (2007-2008) and Chair (2009), the Nominations Committee for the Geochemical Society as member (2007-2009) and Chair (2010), the American Geophysical Union as VGP Secretary and Fall Meeting Program Committee member (geochemistry/volcanology) (2008-2010), the Administrative Council of ENSL (2009-2013), the European Association of Geochemistry’s Nominations Committee as member (2011-2012), the Organizing Committee for the Goldschmidt Conference held in Florence (2013), the Fellows Committee of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry as member (2011-2013) and Chair (2014), the Union Fellows Selection Committee of the American Geophysical Union as member (2013-2014), and the Scientific Council of IPGP (2013-2016). Served and serving the Goldschmidt International Program Committee as Theme Chair (2006, 2009, 2011, and 2017), Theme member (numerous years) and session convener (1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2013). Also session convener at Fall AGU (2006 VGP; 2007, 2015 U). Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 1996, supervising Masters and Ph.D. students as well as post-docs since 1995, and serving on Ph.D. and HDR juries since 1997. Hold continuous funding from the main French national funding agencies since 1997, including the Institut National de la Science de l’Univers, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, and l’Agence National de la Recherche. Author of 192 refereed publications (two book chapters; two encyclopedia entries) since 1992, 9 in Nature, 5 in Science, 4 in PNAS, and 4 in Geology. Author also of > 325 conference abstracts since 1988. Recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal, 2001, the Prix Etienne Roth of the CEA and the French Académie des Sciences, 2005, the Medal of the ENS de Lyon, 2010, the CNRS Silver Medal, 2012, the Steno Medal of the Danish Geological Society, 2015, and the Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London, 2018. Elected Geochemistry Fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, 2010, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2012, member of the Société Philomatique de Paris, 2014, and foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2016. Invited Plenary Speaker at the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague 2015. Awarded the Prime d’Excellence Scientifique by the CNRS, 2010-2012 and 2013-2016. Cited > 14,600 times (> 13,600 times without self-citation) on the ISI Web of Knowledge (cited >1300 times in 2018) with an h-index of 58 (search Blichert*Toft J*), an m-index of 2.1, and one article cited >2200 times, 2 > 900 times, 3 > 600 times, 4 > 500 times, 5 > 400 times, 8 > 300 times, 14 > 200 times, and 30 > 100 times. Cited > 17,700 times on Google Scholar with an h-index of 66 (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2b4VR3EAAAAJ).