Pierre Haenecour

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Pierre Haenecour
Laboratory for Space Sciences
Physics Department, CB 1105
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

Compton 469

(314) 935-6243

(314) 935-6219

Pierre Haenecour is currently a McDonnell Center Postdoctoral Fellow in the Physics Department. He received his Bachelor's degree in Geology (2008) and his Master's degree in Geochemistry (2010) from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), and a PhD degree (2016) in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.


Ph.D., Washington University,


His master's and doctoral thesis research have covered a wide range of topics in geochemistry and cosmochemistry, from terrestrial samples (Pb and Zn isotopes in Archean komatiitic lava flows) to primitive meteorites (coordinated micro-analytical studies of presolar grains), using a variety of analytical techniques (e.g., multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and secondary ion mass spectrometry, Auger and Raman spectroscopy, and electron microscopy.

Using a multi-technique approach (e.g., NanoSIMS, Auger Nanoprobe, Raman Spectroscopy), Pierre is currently working with Dr. Christine Floss on the search for and characterization of presolar grains and 15N-rich interstellar organic matter in fine-grained Antarctic micrometeorites.