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Benjamin Fleury

Benjamin Fleury is a Research Scientist conducting laboratory experiments to understand the chemistry and habitability of planetary bodies. At JPL, his research focuses on photochemistry and complex organic aerosol formation in hot exoplanet atmospheres. He also studies the radiation-induced chemistry of ices in solar system bodies with a particular emphasis on Titan and Europa.

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 Paris-Saclay, 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
  • Research Scientist, Laboratory Studies Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2018 - Present)
  • JPL Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015-2018)
  • Graduate student, University Paris-Saclay (2012-2015)
  • Teaching assistant, University of Versailles St-Quentin (2013-2015)

Selected Publications
  1. Fleury, M. S. Gudipati, B. L. Henderson, M. Swain, Photochemistry in hot H2-dominated exoplanet atmospheres, The Astrophysical Journal 871:158 (14pp), (2019).
  2. Fleury, M. S. Gudipati, I. Couturier-Tamburelli, N. Carrasco, Photoreactivity of condensed acetylene on Titan aerosols analogues, Icarus 321, 358-366, (2019).
  3. Fleury, N. Carrasco, M. Millan, L. Vettier, C. Szopa, Organic chemistry in a CO2 rich early Earth atmosphere, Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters 479, 34-42, (2017).
  4. Gavilan, L. Broch, N. Carrasco, B. Fleury, L. Vettier, Organic Aerosols in the Presence of CO2 in the Early Earth and Exoplanets: UV-Vis refractive Indices of Oxidized Tholins, The Astrophysical journal Letters 848:L5, 4pp, (2017).
  5. Cunha de Miranda, G. A. Garcia, F. Gaie-Levrel, A. Mahjoub, T. Gautier, B. Fleury, L. Nahon, P. Pernot, N. Carrasco, Molecular isomer identification of Titan’s tholins organic aerosols by photoelectron/photoion coincidence spectroscopy coupled to VUV synchrotron radiation, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (33), 6529-6540, (2016).
  6. Fleury, N. Carrasco, E. Marcq, L. Vettier, A. Määttänen, Water formation in the upper atmosphere of the early Earth, The Astrophysical journal Letters 807:L29, 5pp, (2015).
  7. Fleury, N. Carrasco, T. Gautier, A. Mahjoub, J. He, C. Szopa, E. Hadamcik, A. Buch, G. Cernogora, Influence of CO on Titan atmospheric reactivity, Icarus 238, 221-229, (2014).
  8. Kuga, N. Carrasco, B. Marty, Y. Marrocchi, S. Bernard, T. Rigaudier, B. Fleury, L. Tissandier, Nitrogen isotopic fractionation during abiotic synthesis of organic solid particles, Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters 393, 2-13, (2014).
  9. A. Mahjoub, N. Carrasco, P.-R. Dahoo, B. Fleury, T. Gautier, G. Cernogora, Effect of the Synthesis Temperature on the Optical Indices of Organic Materials Produced by N2-CH4 RF Plasma, Plasma Processes and Polymers 11, 5, 409-417, (2014).

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