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  François M. M. Morel
Professor of Geosciences (Geochemistry)

Department of Geosciences 
153 Guyot Hall 
Princeton University 
Princeton, NJ 08544

Phone: (609) 258-2416
Fax: (609) 258-5242

Curriculum Vitae

François M.M. Morel
Albert G. Blanke Professor of Geosciences
Princeton University

Director, Center for Environmental BioInorganic Chemistry

Personal Information
Business: Department of Geosciences,
Guyot Hall, Room 153
Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544
Telephone: (609) 258-2416
FAX: (609) 258-5242
E-mail: morel@princeton.edu


      1966      Licence-ès-Sciences:  Applied Mathematics.  Université de Grenoble,France

      1967      Diplôme d’Ingénieur.  Université de Grenoble, France,

      1968      M.S. Civil Engineering.  California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

      1971      Ph.D. Engineering Sciences.  California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Academic Experience
1971-1973         Research Fellow in Environmental Engineering Sciences,
                          California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

1973-1994         Assistant, Associate and then Professor, Department of Civil and
                          Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
                          Cambridge, MA

1982-1995         Visiting Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole,                           MA

1986                  Associate Director for Research, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris,                           France

1987-1995         Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Paris, France

1991-1994         Director, R.M. Parsons Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of                           Technology, Cambridge, MA

1994-present     Professor, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, NJ

1996-present     Visiting Professor, Université de Paris VI, France

1998-2006         Director, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University.

1998-present     Director, Center in Environmental BioInorganic Chemistry, Princeton                           University.

1999-2004         Member of Editorial Board - Princeton University Press, Princeton                           University.

2001-2002         Visiting Professor Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

2005-2006          Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne,                            Switzerland.


Fulbright International Travel Scholarship (1967)
French Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship (1967)
Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization (1974-1977)
Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences (1986)
Association of Environmental Engineering Professors.  Ph.D. Thesis Award/as advisor (1988)
Turner Professorship in Civil & Environmental Engineering (1993)
AEEP Outstanding Paper Award (1994)
Albert G. Blanke Professorship (1996)
Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography (1998)
Fellow of the Geochemistry Society (2000)
C.C. Patterson Medal, Geochemical Society (2001)
Guggenheim Fellowship (2001-2002)
Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental BioInorganic Studies (2002)
Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2004)
Maurice Ewing Medal, American Geophysical Union (2005)

Professional Activities

Teaching: Undergraduate and graduate courses in Aquatic Chemistry;Low Temperature Geochemistry;Biogeochemical cycles of Elements;Surface Phenomena.

Research: Theoretical, laboratory and field investigations of: Coordination chemistry, surface chemistry and photochemistry of trace elements in natural waters; Interactions between the chemistry and microbiota in aquatic systems; Oceanic primary production;Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and bioactive trace elements.

Visiting Committees: 
Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, (EAWAG) 1994;
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (Lausanne) 1996, 2006;
California Institute of Technology, Div. of Geological and Planetary Science, 2000- present;
Molecular Science Institute, Ohio State University, 2002-present;
Quebec Ocean, 2003-present;
Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2005.

Society Memberships and Activities

American Geophysical Union
American Society for Microbiology
American Chemical Society
Member of the Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology,1978-1983;
         Associate Editor, 1980.
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Member, Editorial Board of Limnology
         and Oceanography, 1980-1983.Editor, Special Issue, 1990.
The Geochemical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
New England Aquarium, Member, Scientific Council, 1988-1990.
Biogeochemistry, Board of Reviewers, 2000-present.
Editorial Board, Geobiology, United Kingdom
Editorial Board, Aquatic Sciences, Switzerland
Editorial Board, Environmental Microbiology, Germany

Government and Consulting

National Research Council: Member of Panel on Marine Mineral Technology, 1976-1977,
Member of Committee on Ocean Waste Transportation, 1982-1984,Member of Committee on Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems, 1985-1988.

National Advisory Committee for Oceans and AtmosphereMember of Panel on Ocean Mining, 1981-1982.

Participant in workshops and consultant for: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency; the Bureau of Land Management; the National Aerospace Administration; and the International Joint Commission.

Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques, Membre du Conseil
Scientifique (1991-1998)

Nancie Centre International De L'Eau, Membre du Conseil d' Orientation (1995-1999).

Environmental consultant to private firms and public interest groups:

Surveyor, Nenninger & Chenevert (1972-1973); Environmental Defense Fund(1975);
 Nashua Corporation (1975); Water Purification Associates (1976-1977);  Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (1976); Procter and Gamble (1977); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (1978-1979); Ocean Mining Co. (1978-1980); Pelican Pipe Co. (1980-1981);Engineering Analysis (1982); National Highway Administration (1982-1983); Perry, Dean, Stahl & Rogers, Inc. (1983); Homestake Mining Co. (1983-1991); Tetra Tech (1984-1990); MITRECorp. (1986); A.D. Little (1986); Church & Dwight (1986-2000); Ciba-Geigy (1987); Alcoa (1987-1992); Procter and Gamble (1987); Gradient Corp. (1987); AMOCO(1991-1995); Ropes & Gray (1994-1999); Homestake Mining Co. (1997);Covingtonand Burling (1998); Environ Corp. (1996, 1999), United States Tuna Foundation (1995-present).

Former Doctoral and Postdoctoral Advisees (dates and present affiliations)

Thomas Wichard (Post-doc 2006-2008) Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Patrick McGinn (Post-doc 2005-2008) NRC of Canada, Institute of Marine Biosciences

Eric Egleston (Ph.D., 2008) McKinsey & Company, NYC

Haewon Park (Ph.D., 2008) ENSR/AECOM, NJ

Yan Xu (Ph.D., 2008) Princeton University

Eileen Ekstrom (Ph.D., 2006) Harvard University

Madeli Castruita (Ph.D., 2006) UCLA

Adam B. Kustka (Post-doc 2002-2006) IMCS, Rutgers University, NJ

Yeala Shaked (Post-doc 2002-2005) Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Degui Tang (Post-doc 2003-2005) Wyeth Industries, NY

Elizabeth Malcolm (Post-doc 2001-2003) Virginia Wesleyan College

Tung-Yuan Ho (Post-doc 2001-2003) National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan,

Mak Saito (Post-doc 2000-2003) Woods Hole oceanographic Institution

Janina Benoit (Post-doc 2002-2003) Wheaton College, MA

Allen Milligan (Post-doc 2000-2004) Oregon State University

Philippe Tortell (Ph.D., 2001) University of British Columbia

Todd Lane (Post-doc 1996-2001) Sandia National Lab.

Klaus Keller (Ph.D., 2000) Penn State University

Elizabeth Cox (Post-doc 1997-1999) Nature Publications

Anne Kraepiel (Ph.D., 1999) Princeton University

Jenny Jay, (Ph.D., 1999) UCLA

Pulcherie Gueneau (Ph.D., 1998) Simon Bolivar University

Dianne Newman (Ph.D., 1997) Caltech

Marc Amyot (Post-doc 1996-1998). Université de Montreal

James Gawel (Ph.D., 1996) University of Washington

Donald Yee (Ph.D., 1996) San Francisco Estuary Institute

Dianne Ahmann (Ph.D., 1996) Colorado School of Mines

John Reinfelder (Post-doc., 1992-1996) Rutgers University

Jennifer G. Lee (Ph.D., 1995) University of Maryland

Bettina (Bartschat) Vöelker (Ph.D., 1994 Zurich) Colorado School of Mines

Beth A. Ahner (Ph.D., 1994) Cornell University

Sarah Green (Ph.D., 1992) Michigan Tech

Neil M. Price (Post-doc., 1987-1991) McGill University

Brian Palenik (Ph.D., 1989) Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Robert Hudson (Ph.D., 1989) University of Illinois

Janet Hering (Ph.D., 1988) Caltech

Gary Jones (Post-doc., 1986-1988) CSIRO, Griffith, Australia

David Dzombak (Ph.D., 1986) Carnegie Mellon University

Kevin Farley (Ph.D., 1984) Manhattan College

William Fish (Ph.D., 1984) Portland State University

T. David Waite (Ph.D., 1984) University of New South Wales, Australia

Carl Watras (Post-doc., 1981-1983) Univ. of Wisconsin

Patricia Foster (Post-doc., 1980-1982) Boston University

John Rueter (Ph.D., 1979) Portland State University

Donald Anderson (Ph.D., 1978) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Diane McKnight (Ph.D., 1978) University of Colorado

Joseph Yeasted (Ph.D., 1978) Int. Tech. Corp., Green Valley, NV

David Burmaster (Ph.D., 1978) Alceon Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Kathleen Swallow (Ph.D., 1978) Merrimack College

John Westall (Ph.D., 1978) Oregon State University

Harry Hemond (Ph.D., 1977) MIT


Updated 7/22/04