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Benjamin Fleury

Benjamin Fleury is a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL conducting laboratory experiments to understand the formation and evolution of complex organic matter in planetary atmospheres and surfaces. At JPL, his research focuses on photochemistry and aerosol formation in hot exoplanet atmospheres as well as the radiation-induced chemistry of organic ices in Titan’s atmosphere and surface. Before joining JPL, he completed his Ph.D. at the University Paris-Saclay where he used laboratory experiments to study the formation of aerosol in the atmospheres of the early Earth and Titan.

  • Ph.D. in planetary science, University of Versailles St-Quentin, France (2015)
  • M.Sc. in atmospheric science, University of Orléans, France (2012)
  • B.Sc. in chemistry, University of Orléans, France (2010)

Research Interests
  • Photochemistry and aerosol formation in planetary atmospheres (Exoplanets, Titan, early Earth)
  • Chemistry and habitability of icy worlds (Titan, Europa)

Professional Experience
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015-present)
  • Graduate student, University Paris-Saclay (2012-2015)
  • Teaching assistant, University of Versailles St-Quentin (2013-2015)

Selected Publications
  1. B. Fleury, N. Carrasco, M. Millan, L. Vettier, and C. Szopa, Organic chemistry in a CO2 rich early Earth atmosphere, (2017), Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters 479, 34-42.
  2. Gavilan, L. Broch, N. Carrasco, B. Fleury and L. Vettier, Organic aerosols in the presence of CO2 in the early Earth and Exoplanets: UV-Vis-NIR refractive indices of oxidized tholins, (2017), ApJL 848, L5.
  3. Cunha de Miranda, G. A. Garcia, F. Gaie-Levrel, A. Mahjoub, T. Gautier, B. Fleury, L. Nahon, P. Pernot and N. Carrasco, Molecular isomer identification of Titan’s tholins organic aerosols by photoelectron/photoion coincidence spectroscopy coupled to VUV synchrotron radiation, (2016), Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (33), 6529-6540.
  4. B. Fleury, N. Carrasco, E. Marcq, L. Vettier and A. Määttänen, Water formation in the upper atmosphere of the early Earth, (2015), ApJL, 807 (2), L29.
  5. B. Fleury, N. Carrasco, T. Gautier, A. Mahjoub, J. He, C. Szopa, E. Hadamcik, A. Buch and G. Cernogora, Influence of CO on Titan atmospheric reactivity, (2014), Icarus 238, 221-229.
  6. Mahjoub, N. Carrasco, P.-R. Dahoo, B. Fleury, T. Gautier and G. Cernogora, Effect of the Synthesis Temperature on the Optical Indices of Organic Materials Produced by N2-CH4 RF Plasma, (2014), Plasma Processes and Polymers 11, 5, 409-417.
  7. M. Kuga, N. Carrasco, B. Marty, Y. Marrocchi, S. Bernard, T. Rigaudier, B. Fleury and L. Tissandier, Nitrogen isotopic fractionation during abiotic synthesis of organic solid particles, (2014), Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters 393, 2-13.

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