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Erik Kerstel

Full professor of Physics at the J. Fourier University of Grenoble

My research group at the University of Grenoble is interested in the development and implementation of novel laser based techniques to measure trace gases and isotope abundance ratios in water and other environmentally important molecules (carbon dioxide, methane, …), as well as their application in interdisciplinary and often international research projects. Ultra-sensitive laser-based detection techniques enable us to build compacter, cheaper, and more robust instrumentation, compared to the conventional method of (Isotope Ratio) Mass Spectrometry. So far we have applied our instruments in biomedical research on metabolism, in paleoclimate studies (ice-cores), in ecology, and in atmospheric research (airborne water vapor isotope measurements).

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From 1995 until 2010 I have been a researcher and scientific staff member at the Center for Isotope Research (CIO) and the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Following a sabbatical during the 2009-2010 academic year, I have a accepted a new position at the Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble I) in France.