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Name Hugues, Jean, Marie, Ghislain GOOSSE
Nationality Belgian
Place and date of birth Libramont, 23 October 1971
Marital status Married, two children
Personnal address Rue Fontaine L’Evèque, 62, 1471, Loupoigne, Belgium
  Tel. : +32 67 79 10 74
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Education :

  • Civil Engineer, Université de Liège, 1993. Engineer thesis : "Un modèle thermo-hydro-biologique de la Mer de Ross".
  • PhD in Applied Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain, 1997. Title : "Modelling the large-scale behaviour of the coupled ocean–sea-ice system".

Present employment:

  • Research Director with the National Fund for Scientific Research.
  • Professeur extraordinaire at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Teaching experience:

  • Lectures at the Université Catholique de Louvain including:
    • LPHY2153 Introduction à l’étude du système climatique et à sa modélisation. A textbook is available for this course
    • LPHY2252 Complément de modélisation du système climatique
    • LPHY1251 Physique statistique et thermodynamique
  • Guest professor in Oceanography, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Co-advisor and advisor of 40 MSc and 9 PhD theses.
  • Member of the jury for 30 thesis in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands.

Research experience:

  • Principal investigator in 30 research projects funded by UCL, FNRS, the French Community of Belgium, the Belgian Science Policy, several French agencies and the EC.
  • Author or co-author of 160 scientific papers published in refereed journals (more than 8000 citations, h-index 48).
  • More than 100 presentations in scientific meetings and symposia (a significant part of them at the invitation of the organizers).
  • Foreign employments: KNMI Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1998; Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012.

Services :

  • Member of 6 national and international scientific/academic commissions or committees.
  • Participation to several international scientific working groups, including IPCC.
  • Editor of the scientific journal Climate of the Past (Chief editor between 2007 and 2013)
  • Referee for more than 30 international scientific journals and reviewer of research projects for several international funding agencies.

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