M2-AIR: Indoor and outdoor atmosphere

The AIR major is intended to provide trained physical chemists with a specialized set of skills to solve atmospheric problems, in terms of recording measurements, understanding phenomena, monitoring regulatory compliance and mitigating atmospheric pollution.

This curriculum has been designed around three pathways (one dedicated to research the other two professional), showcasing the various occupations focusing on the atmospheric environment and relying on a common core of knowledge.

Program instruction corresponds to the needs of firms and public-sector organizations assigned to: monitor air quality, model atmospheric pollution, control industrial emissions, filter and treat air, achieve the highest state of cleanliness, design and audit facilities operating in controlled atmospheres, and ensure both environmental and personal protection.

Upon completion of the second-year Master's (M2) program

  • Project Manager / Research Specialist / Design Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer with an audit firm
  • Sales Engineer working for :
    • Local and regional authorities, national institutes and air quality management agencies
    • Industry (e.g. pharmaceuticals / construction / food processing / nuclear / microelectronics / transportation / energy)
    • Consulting or design offices
    • Public health agencies

Following a Ph.D. degree

R&D Engineer in public or private sector organizations, researcher with a private or public entity, research professor.

Permanent employment : VERITAS Testing & Certification / Tech Systems / AASQA (air quality monitoring) / Research laboratories
Short-term employment : Cap Air (Rincent Environnement) / CNRS laboratories / etc.

After earning my 3-year Licence degree in Sciences and Applications with a major in Chemistry from the University of Paris Diderot, I enrolled in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Master's program in order to advance my training in the atmospheric sciences and specifically in the area of trace element analytical methodologies. I'm currently employed as a Design Engineer working with chemical analysis techniques as applied to various space missions (for the likes of NASA and ESA).

Carol P.

With a university background in chemistry, I decided to specialize in the study of atmospheric pollution during my Master's coursework and then earn a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. I currently run an air quality monitoring association, in overseeing a staff of 11 and handling both the external communications and public information duties. My role entails validating study projects and shaping strategy, particularly as regards air quality monitoring.

Patrice C.

A common core of instruction offering a solid set of both theoretical and practical skills in the fields of: chemistry, atmospheric dynamics and radiation, gaseous and particulate pollutant metrology, and modeling of atmospheric emissions.

Specializations available along two paths: the treatment of industrial effluents, persistent pollutants, tools for managing emitting activities, and challenges inherent in sustainable development (focusing on Outdoor Air professions); and bioaerosols, ventilation, air contamination transfers, and installation design (Indoor Air professions).

When opting for the Research pathway, a half-time internship over the first semester will expand to full time during the second semester. Research thesis defense to be held in June.

Along the Professional pathway, an in-company apprenticeship, set up as a work-study program alternating with coursework during the academic year (September-January, April-June) and on a full-time schedule the rest of the year.

Presentation before the jury in September.

Proposed internships / training topics for the M2 AIR Research major in 2015-16

Alfaro Stéphane 01 45 17 16 78 LISA Impact des aérosols atmosphériques sur les composantes globale et directe du rayonnement solaire de surface : comparaison de deux sites égyptiens
Bergametti Gilles 01 45 17 15 95 LISA Temporal analysis of Saharan dust emissions
Camredon Marie 01 45 17 13 89 LISA Modeling the formation of secondary organic radicals and aerosols during the ozonolysis of biogenic organic compounds
Cottin Hervé 01 45 17 15 63 LISA PSS : Une expérience de photochimie sur la Station Spatiale Internationale
Desboeufs Karine et Laurent Benoit 01 45 17 65 68
01 45 17 70 55

LISA Simulations des dépôts de poussières désertiques et des apports en nutriments en Méditerranée occidentale
Foret Gil 01 45 17 13 89 LISA Étude de la pollution à l’ozone en Europe
Formenti Paola 01 45 17 15 22 LISA Direct radiative effect of aerosols: Study of the optical properties of aerosol absorption conducted in CESAM's atmospheric simulation chamber
Picquet-varrault Bénédicte 01 45 17 15 86 LISA Étude de la réactivité des nitrates organiques et impact sur le transport à longue distance de l’azote réactif
Isabelle Coll 01 45 17 15 46 LISA Evaluation of atmospheric pollution levels being exposed to Paris Region population by means of a modeling approach
Yelva Roustan et Karine Sartelet 01 64 15 21 48
01 64 15 21 61

CEREA Evaluation of leaching coefficient modeling results applied to fine particulates as well as to their precursors. Analysis of the impact on deposit flows and the vertical distribution of simulated concentrations.
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