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BIPM news: Staff and recruitments
    Vacancy: Physicist in Radionuclide Metrology [2017]  
Deadline for application: 15 January 2018
    Retirement: Mr José María Los Arcos [2017]  
Mr José María Los Arcos, Director of the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department since 2012, retired on 31 August 2017.
    Retirement: Dr Guy Ratel [2017]  
Dr Guy Ratel, Principal Research Physicist in the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department, retired on 31 August 2017 after 33 years of service at the BIPM.
    BIPM appoints new Directors for the Ionizing Radiation and Time Departments [2017]  
The BIPM has appointed Dr Steven Judge as the Director of the Ionizing Radiation Department from 15 August 2017 and Dr Patrizia Tavella as the Director of the Time Department from 1 November 2017.
    Bernard Guinot (1925-2017) [2017]  
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Bernard Guinot on 6 March 2017.
    André Allisy (1924-2017) [2017]  
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor André Allisy on 22 February 2017.
    Secondment: Mr Yuan Gao from NIM [2016]  
Mr Yuan Gao, NIM, China, is on a five month secondment in the BIPM Physical Metrology Department where he will work on the macroscopic quantum electrical standard for the measurement of the coil current of the BIPM watt balance.
    Alain Picard (1953-2015) [2015]  
It is with great sadness that we announce that Alain Picard passed away on 21 August 2015, at the age of 61. This followed a long, insidious illness against which he fought with a lot of courage. Alain worked in the Mass Department of the BIPM since 1988. He was the Director of the BIPM Mass Department since November 2010, and he was also Executive Secretary of the CCM and the CCT.
    Retirement: Mr Pascal Benoît [2015]  
Mr Pascal Benoît, Principal Technician at the BIPM, retired on 7 August 2015.
    Ms Federica Parisi awarded a master's degree for her work on the Kalman filter [2015]  
Ms Federica Parisi has been awarded a master's degree for her work on the application of the Kalman filter in the calculation of UTC. This work could result in a timescale with improved stability.
    Secondment: Ms Julia Leute from PTB [2015]  
Ms Julia Leute, PhD student at the PTB (Germany), is on secondment in the BIPM Time Department from 20 July to September 2015.
    Retirement: Mr Alain Picard [2015]  
Mr Alain Picard, Director of the BIPM Mass Department, retired on 16 July 2015.
    Appointment: Ms Johanne Flament [2015]  
Ms Johanne Flament is engaged as a Secretary in the Director's Office/Secretariat as from 13 July 2015.
    Secondment: Ms Pauline Bros from LNE [2015]  
Ms Pauline Bros, scientist at the Laboratoire National d'Essais (LNE, France) is on secondment in the BIPM Chemistry Department from 6 July 2015 to 6 January 2016.
    Retirement: Dr Claudine Thomas [2015]  
Dr Claudine Thomas, KCDB Coordinator and Principal Research Physicist, retired on 30 June 2015.
    Retirement: Mr César Neves [2015]  
Mr César Neves, Principal Security Officer at the BIPM, retired on 30 June 2015.
    Retirement: Mrs Isabel Neves [2015]  
Mrs Isabel Neves, Receptionist at the BIPM, retired on 30 June 2015.
    KCDB Coordinator Designate [2015]  
Dr Susanne Picard has been appointed KCDB Coordinator Designate to take over from Dr Claudine Thomas when she retires.
    New JCRB Executive Secretary [2015]  
Dr Doug Olson, on a two-year secondment from the NIST to the BIPM, took over as JCRB Executive Secretary on 1 February 2015.
    Dr Włodzimierz Lewandowski: award for distinguished service in time metrology [2014]  
The 2014 PTTI (Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications) Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr Włodzimierz Lewandowski for the development of and support to new and refined time transfer techniques and for his contribution to civil applications of satellite navigation systems.
    Consultant in the Ionizing Radiation Department: Dr Leonor Rodriguez Barquero [2014]  
Dr Leonor Rodriguez Barquero will join the Ionizing Radiation Department from 8 September 2014 to 6 March 2015. She will work on the preliminary implementation of the extension of the SIR for pure beta emitters.
    Secondment: Dr Marta Doval Miñarro from NPL [2014]  
Dr Marta Doval Miñarro, Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL, UK), will be on secondment in the Chemistry Department from 1 September to 30 November 2014. She will work on developing accurate methods for carbon dioxide measurements by FTIR and CRDS in preparation for the key comparison CCQM-K120.
    Secondment: Dr Yunfeng Lu from NIM [2014]  
Dr Yunfeng Lu, Scientist at the National Institute of Metrology (NIM, China) will be on secondment in the Mass Department from 1 September to 31 January 2015. He will participate in the integration of various components and operation of the new watt balance apparatus.
    Appointment: Dr Franck Bielsa [2014]  
Dr Franck Bielsa is engaged as physicist in the BIPM Mass Department as from 15 July 2014.
    Appointment: Mr Damien Bautista [2014]  
Mr Damien Bautista is engaged as technician in the BIPM Mass Department as from 1 July 2014.
    Secondment: Dr Stuart Davidson from NPL [2014]  
Dr Stuart Davidson, Head of Mass Metrology at NPL (UK) and responsible for maintaining the UK Mass scale, will be on secondment in the BIPM Mass Department for a three-month period starting on 16 June 2014.
    Staff news: David Burns appointed Chairman of ICRU Committee [2014]  
Dr David Burns FInstP, principal research physicist in the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department, has been appointed Chairman of the Fundamental Quantities and Units Committee of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU).
    Secondment: Dr Wu Wenjun from the Chinese Academy of Sciences [2014]  
Dr Wu Wenjun, Scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, China), is on secondment in the BIPM Time Department from 3 June 2014 to 2 June 2015. He is participating in the project related to the improvement of the time link calibration for the generation of UTC.
    Secondment: Dr Dewei Song from NIM [2014]  
Dr Dewei SONG, Scientist at the National Institute of Metrology (NIM, China), is on secondment in the BIPM Chemistry Department from 2 June 2014 to 30 November 2014. He is working on the characterization of C-peptide material for the CCQM key comparison CCQM-K115.
    Retirement: Dr Wlodzimierz Lewandowski [2014]  
Dr Wlodzimierz Lewandowski of the BIPM Time Department retired on 31 May 2014 after nearly 30 years of service at the BIPM.
    Secondment: Dr Andrei Antohe from IFIN-HH [2014]  
Dr Andrei Antohe, Scientist at the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH, Romania), will be on secondment in the Ionizing Radiation Department from 5 May to 31 July 2014. He will work, in the framework of the gamma-ray spectrometry project, on the calibration of an HPGe detector for use during the international comparisons BIPM.RI(II)-K1 (SIR) and BIPM.RI(II)-K2.
    Retirement: Mr Roland Goebel [2014]  
Mr Roland Goebel of the BIPM Electricity Department retired on 30 April 2014.
    Secondment extension: Mr Chingis Kuanbayev from KazInMetr [2014]  
The secondment contract of Mr Chingis Kuanbayev as Executive Secretary of the JCRB is extended until 31 January 2015.
    Appointment: Dr Pierre Gournay [2014]  
Dr Pierre Gournay is engaged as physicist in the BIPM Electricity Department as from 1 April 2014.
    Secondment: Ms Céline Pascale from METAS [2014]  
Ms Pascale is on secondment in the BIPM Chemistry Department from 3 March to 31 July 2014.

She is contributing to a BIPM project aimed at developing accurate methods for the production and measurement of nitric acid concentrations, which were found to be a major cause of bias in the recent comparison of nitrogen dioxide standards (CCQM-K74). A further comparison is foreseen in the CCQM strategic plan, as NO2 ia a major air pollutant and precursor to the formation of greenhouse gases. The aim of the comparison will be to demonstrate improved international comparability in NO2 standards by a factor of ten compared to that demonstrated in 2010.
    Retirement: Mrs Marie-Jeanne Martin [2013]  
Mrs Marie-Jeanne Martin, Secretary-Accountant in the BIPM Finance, Administration and General Services Department, retired on 28 June 2013.
    Secondment: Dr Sangil Lee from KRISS [2013]  
Dr Sangil Lee from the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS, Republic of Korea) completed a three-month secondment to the BIPM on 5 June 2013. Working in the BIPM Chemistry Department, he performed accurate measurements of the ozone absorption cross-section in the ultraviolet. This work supports the BIPM.QM-K1 key comparison on surface ozone standards.
    The University of York has awarded an Honorary Professorship to Dr Milton, Director of the BIPM [2013]  
The BIPM is pleased to announce that from 1 June 2013 Martin Milton is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York (United Kingdom). Whilst working at NPL, Dr Milton collaborated with academics at the University of York to develop standards for long-term monitoring of atmospheric composition.
    Appointment: Mr Thomas Lavergne [2013]  
Mr Thomas Lavergne was appointed as an assistant in the BIPM Mass Department as of 2 May 2013 for a two-year period.
    Appointment: Mr Carlos Maggi [2013]  
Mr Carlos Maggi, previously Quality Systems Coordinator at the National Research Council (NRC, Canada), was appointed as Quality, Health and Safety Manager as of 18 February 2013.
    The 13th Director of the BIPM [2013]  
The New Year 2013 marks the move of the directorship of the BIPM from Professor Michael Kühne to Dr Martin J.T. Milton.
    Retirement: Mrs Françoise Joly [2012]  
Mrs Françoise Joly, Head of the Secretariat, retired on 31 December 2012 after 15 years of service at the BIPM.
    Secondment: Mr Chingis Kuanbayev from KazInMetr [2012]  
Mr Chingis Kuanbayev, Head of the Mechanical and Geometrical Laboratory at the National Metrology Institute of Kazakhstan (KazInMetr RSE), will be on secondment at the BIPM from 1 October 2012 to 30 November 2014.
    Nomination: Next Director of the BIPM [2012]  
The BIPM is pleased to announce that Dr Martin Milton will join the BIPM on 1 October 2012 as Deputy Director/Director Designate to take over the directorship from the present Director, Dr Michael Kühne, on 1 January 2013.
Dr Milton received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1981 and a PhD in Physics from Southampton University in 1990 followed by a MBA from the London Business School in 1991. He joined the National Physical Laboratory of the UK in 1981 as a Scientific Officer, became Principal Research Scientist in 1994 and NPL Fellow in 1998. Since 2005 he is Lead Scientist for the Gas Metrology and Trace Analysis Group at the NPL.
    Appointment: New Director of the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department [2012]  
Mr José María Los Arcos, previously Research and Development Advisor at CIEMAT (Spain), has taken up his new post as Director of the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department. To facilitate a smooth transition from the previous Director of the Department, Dr Penelope Allisy-Roberts will continue in the role of BIPM Consultant until 31 August 2012.
    Retirement: Dr Penelope Allisy-Roberts [2012]  
Dr Penelope Allisy-Roberts, Director of the Ionizing Radiation Department, retired on 31 May 2012 after 18 years of service at the BIPM.
    Staff news: Estefanía de Mirandés appointed member of the CODATA TGFC [2012]  
We are delighted to announce that Dr Estefanía de Mirandés of the BIPM Mass Department has been appointed a member of the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants (TGFC). The purpose of the CODATA TGFC is to periodically provide the scientific and technological communities with a self-consistent set of internationally recommended values of the basis constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry based on all of the relevant data available at a given point in time. Established in 1969, the CODATA TGFC is one of the original Task Groups of CODATA. Because of the close linkage between the SI units and fundamental constants, the CODATA TGFC enjoys a close relationship with the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) and the BIPM.
    Staff news: David Burns' election to the ICRU [2012]  
We are delighted to announce that Dr David T. Burns FInstP of the BIPM's Ionizing Radiation Department has been elected a Commissioner of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU). The ICRU has the mission to develop and promulgate internationally accepted recommendations on radiation-related quantities and units, terminology, measurement procedures, and reference data for the safe and efficient application of ionizing radiation to medical diagnosis and therapy, radiation science and technology, and radiation protection of individuals and populations. David has been the BIPM observer on the ICRU for a number of years and has contributed to various of its report committees, and is also a member of the ICRU's only standing committee, which is on fundamental quantities and units.
    Announcement of the death of Pierre Giacomo [2011]  
It is with great sadness that the BIPM wishes to announce the death of Pierre Giacomo, Emeritus Director of the BIPM, on 29 June 2011.
Pierre Giacomo joined the BIPM as physicien chercheur principal on 1 November 1966. He was appointed by the CIPM as Deputy Director in October 1968, and as Director Designate on 30 September 1976. He took over from Dr Terrien as Director of the BIPM on 1 January 1978 and retired on 31 July 1988.
With the death of Pierre Giacomo we have lost a great metrologist. We will always keep him in our memory.
    David Burns elected as Fellow of the Institute of Physics [2011]  
Dr David T. Burns, Principal Physicist at the BIPM, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in the UK, in recognition of his personal contribution to the advancement of physics. The BIPM is proud to announce this honour in acknowledgment of his scientific research, publications, international standing and supervision of the BIPM international dosimetry standards programme.
    Andrew Wallard awarded a CBE for services to international measurement [2011]  
Professor Andrew Wallard, Director Emeritus of the BIPM, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011. The award is in recognition of Professor Wallard's services to international measurement.
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