Graduate School Coordinator
Michael Toplis is a senior researcher at the CNRS and director of the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory (OMP). He coordinates the Univers Planète Espace Environment (UPEE) research center of the University of Toulouse.
His field of research covers Earth Sciences and Planetology, as well as research on industrial glass and radioactive waste management. He has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised or co-supervised 15 doctoral students and 45 master’s students. He is or has been associate editor of several major scientific journals since 2002.
Associate Coordinator for Master’s Programme
Stéphanie Duchêne is a Geology Professor at Paul Sabatier University. She carries out her research at the GET laboratory (Géosciences Environnement Toulouse).
Her research focuses on thermal evolution and the dynamics, metamorphism and magmatism of orogenic systems in different regions of interest (the Pyrenees, the Andes in Chile, Norway, the Alps…). She has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles for peer-reviewed journals, supervised ten doctoral students and more than 15 master’s students for their research internships. She has also coordinated several master’s programmes including the M1 SVT with preparation for the competitive exam for secondary school teaching, and M2 Terre et Planètes.
Associate Coordinator for Doctoral Studies
Geneviève Soucail is an Astronomer at the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory. She is also the director of the SDU2E (Sciences de l’Univers, de l’Environnement et de l’Espace) Doctoral School.
Her research focuses on observational cosmology, gravitational lens effects and galaxy clusters. She has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised or co-supervised more than ten doctoral students. She has been involved in teaching at Master’s level for many years and was head of the M2 specialisation Astrophysique, Sciences de l’Espace, Planétologie for 8 years.
Chair of the TESS Council
Yves Morel is a senior researcher at the CNRS. As an oceanographer and physicist, he studies turbulance on all scales: coastal, estuarial and lagoon dynamics. His research is based on a mixed approach combining theory, numerical modeling and in situ and satellite observations.