Prof. Michel R. Godefroid

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    Service de Chimie quantique et Photophysique - Université Libre de Bruxelles



    CURRICULUM VITAE of Prof. Michel R. GODEFROID (08/2016)

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    Figure 1: Michel R. Godefroid

    Personal Details

    • Surname : GODEFROID
    • Forename(s) : Michel René Jean
    • Title : Dr., Agrégé
    • Date of Birth : January 7, 1954
    • Nationality : Belgium

    Institutional Address: Service de Chimie quantique et Photophysique, CP160/09 Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50, av. F.D. Roosevelt, B 1050 Brussels Belgium

    • Current Position : Full Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles
    • Honorary Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgian F.R.S.-FNRS)
    • Co-Director of the «Service de Chimie quantique et Photophysique», ULB
    • Telephone : +32-2-650.30.12
    • Fax : +32-2-650.42.32
    • E-mail :


    • 1977 Université Libre de Bruxelles, Master in Chemistry
    • 1980 Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ph.D. in Chemistry
    • 1992 Université Libre de Bruxelles, Agrégé de l'Enseignement supérieur
    • in Atomic and Molecular Physics (Habilitation thesis)

    Academic and Research Positions

    • Scientific Career at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium):
    • Research Assistant (1978-80), Research Associate at Vanderbilt University (U.S.A., 1981),
    • Senior Research Assistant (1981-82), Research Associate (1982-92),
    • Senior Research Associate (1992-96), Research Director (1996-2002).
    • Maûtre de conférences (1982-), Maître d'enseignement (1992-),
    • Full Professor at U.L.B. (2002-)
    • Visiting Professor at Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1998/99.
    • Invited Professor at Université Paris XI, Paris, France, 1999/2000.
    • Invited Professor at Vilnius Pedagogical University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009.
    • Invited Professor at Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China, 2011.

    Scientific activities and production

    • Regular referee in many international scientific journals in Physics and/or Chemistry.

    • Elected member of the board of the ``Division de Physique Atomique, Moléculaire et Optique (PAMO) de la Société Française de Physique (SFP).
    • Elected member of the European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy (EGAS) board.

    • Member of the Scientific Committees of the 31st EGAS (Marseille, France, 1999), 32nd EGAS (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2000), ECAMP VII (Berlin, Germany, 2001), 34th EGAS (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2002), 35th EGAS (Brussels, Belgium, 2003), ECAMP VIII (Rennes, France, 2004) conferences.
    • Chair of the organizing committee of the 35th European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy Conference (35th EGAS) Conference, Brussels, Belgium (2003).

    • Principal Investigator of FRFC (Belgium), ARC (Belgium), NATO, FNRS-CGRI-British Council, CGRI-France, CGRI-Netherlands, CGRI-Poland, WBI-Lithuania research grants.

    • Member of the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), Belgian Physical Society (BPS), European Physical Society (EPS)

    • Member of the International Program Committee of the International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths: ASOS3 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989), ASOS8 (Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2004), ASOS11 (Mons, Belgium, 2013), ASOS12 (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2016).

    • Co-author of the MCHF atomic-structure package for large-scale calculations (ATSP2K) (C. Froese Fischer et al., Computer Physics Communications 176 (2007) 559) and earlier versions.

    Current Research Interests

    • Atomic structure calculations: study of correlation and relativistic effects on energy levels, electron-affinities, allowed and forbidden radiative transition rates, isotope shifts, hyperfine structures, Auger rates, etc. Developments of new algorithms and methodologies in computational atomic structure.
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