Curriculum Vitae



LAST NAME, first name ZUNZ, Violette
Citizenship Belgian
Place and Date of birth Etterbeek (Belgium), 10th of June 1986
Tel. (work) +32 10 47 33 38
E-mail violette.zunz@uclouvain.be


  • June 2010 - August 2014: Ph.D. (FRIA Research Fellow between October 2010 and September 2014) under the supervision of H. Goosse at Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Thesis entitled "Antarctic sea ice variability and predictability at decadal timescales" (available here).
  • 2009: Master degree in Physics, Research focus, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (Grande Distinction). Master thesis: Peut-on prévoir à l'horizon de plusieurs mois l'évolution de la glace de mer arctique ? (supervisor: H. Goosse).
  • 2007: Bachelor degree in Physics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (Distinction).
  • 2004: High School degree, Institut Notre-Dame de Thuin, Belgium.

Work Experience 

  • October 2014 – present: Research assistant at Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
  • January - June 2010: Research assistant, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium – Implementation of interactive Java applications as a support for teaching climatology in an online textbook developed at UCL (see www.climate.be/textbook).
  • July 2008: Student job, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium – Contribution in the preparation of an online textbook dedicated to the teaching of climatology (see www.climate.be/textbook).

Teaching Experience

  • LPHY2153 - Introduction à la physique du système climatique et à sa modélisation: students project supervision. 

Language Skills

  • Native language: French
  • Fluent in: French, English
  • Basic knowledge in: Dutch, Spanish

Computer Skills

  • Operating sytems: Mac OS, Windows and Linux 
  • UNIX: shell scripting 
  • Mathematical tools: Matlab, Mathematica 
  • Programming languages: C++, Fortran, JAVA 
  • Graphic design: Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Others: Latex, HTML