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Curriculum Vitae

Born 1 December 1958 in Hamilton, New Zealand
Married, 2 children
Lives in Eaubonne, Val d’Oise, France.
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Tertiary Qualifications

BSc(Hons) 1st Class in Physics, Otago, New Zealand 1982
PhD in Materials Science, University of Paris VII 1990
Habilitation Thesis, University of Paris VI 2004


High School Maths and Science teacher, St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton, New Zealand 1977
Shearer and seasonal labourer, Lumsden/Fiordland National Park, New Zealand 1978
Electrical technician, Burnside Freezing Works, Dunedin, New Zealand 1983
Research Scientist, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, DSIR, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 1984-1992
Research Scientist, Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand 1992-1997
Research Scientist, CNRS, Paris, France 1997-

Professional activities

  • 2007- Editor of the journal Beam interactions with materials and atoms : Nuclear Instruments and Methods Section B. (
  • 2006- 2007 Appointed to the Surrey Ion Beam Centre Steering Committee
  • 2003 Director of the Workshop on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology : Material Analysis” at Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italie, May 19-30, 2003
    Chairman : IBAF : Ion Beam Analysis France : Journées d’Etude sur l’analyse par faisceaux d’ions rapides, Nouan-le-Fuzelier, 10-12 mars 2003
    Invited Expert for IAEA Technical Meeting on Database of evaluated cross-sections for ion beam applications, October 29-30, Vienna
  • 2002-2007 Expert on the Comité d’experiences du CIRIL (Centre Interdiciplinaire de Recherche Ions Lasers)
  • 2001- Voted Secretary of the International Committee for the Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) conference series
  • 2000 Expert on IBA for the Advisory Group Meeting on Strategic Needs for Nuclear Data, IAEA, Vienna
  • 1998 -2008 Appointed to the User Group Advisory Panel for the AIM European Large Scale Facility for ion beams, at Rosendorf, Germany
  • 1996-1997 Appointed onto the Council of the New Zealand Association of Scientists

Prizes and distinctions

  • 1995 Research Medal of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (top scientist under 40 years of age in New Zealand, across all disciplines)
  • 1994 Invited into the Boehmische Physical Society, which recognises internationally known scientists in the field of ion-matter interactions.
    Citation : “For having combined theoretical, experimental and programming skills to the advancement of Ion Beam Analysis”
  • 1993 Accepted as Foundation volunteer fireman for the Wellington City Rural Fire Force. Advanced to Crew Boss : 1996.
  • 1987 DSIR Group A Study Award for doctoral studies in Paris (1987-1990)
  • 1982 Royal Society of New Zealand Prince and Princess of Wales Science Award
  • 1976 Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award