AFIPS – Research projects

Collaborative or regional research projects

  • Stellar Occultation observation of Polymele in Senegal (2020) ASPA – NASA – IRD – CNRS collaboration, in the framework of the NASA Lucy Mission.
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Across Africa (5A). Proposal submitted in 2020 to the European Research Council, rejected in 2020. Research and Innovaon Staff Exchange (RISE) Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020.
    Status: Rejected, to be re-submitted in 2021.
    Contacts: Eric Lagadec (Lead, Obs. Côte d’Azur, France, eric.lagadec@oca.eu), David Baratoux (IRD, France, david.baratoux@ird.fr), Salma Sylla (UCAD-Senegal, samsylla@gmail.com), Katrien Kolenberg (Univ. Antwerp, Belgium, katrien.kolenberg@kuleuven.be), Shazrene Mohamed (NRF, South-Africa, shazrene@saao.ac.za), Mirjana Pović (ESSTI, Ethiopia, mpovic@iaa.es), Rubén García-Benito (CSIC/IAA, Spain, rgb@iaa.es), Mamadou N’Diaye (Obs. Côte d’Azur, Nice, mamadou.ndiaye@oca.eu), Zouhair Benkhaldoun (UCA, Morocco, zouhair@uca.ac.ma), Paola Marziani (INAF, Italy, paola.marziani@inaf.it), Somaya Mohamed Saad (NRIAG, Eypt, saadmhsaad@gmail.com)
  • Collaborations avec l’Afrique en Sciences de l’Univers, International Emerging Action (IEA). Status : Accepted (2020). Contacts: Eric Lagadec & Mamadou N’Diaye, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur.
  • Stellar Occultation observation of Arrokoth in Senegal (2018) ASPA – NASA – IRD – CNRS, in the frame work of the New Horizons NASA mission.

Ph.D. research projets

  • Abdoulay BA, University Cheikh Anta Diop (2020 – present), Characterization of optical properties of the atmospheric turbulence: Application to the selection of the site for a future astronomical observatory in Senegal. PhD advisors: Pr Aziz Ziad (Université Côte d’Azur), Pr Papa Douta Tall et Pr Mamadou Simina Dramé (Université Cheikh Anta Diop), Pr Zouhair Benkhaldoun (Université Cadi Ayyad)
  • Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba NIANG, University Cheikh Anta Diop (2016 – 2020) Radiometric signatures of impact structures.
  • Salma SYLLA, Variable stars – University Cheikh Anta Diop. Ph.D. Advisors: Katrien KOLENBERG (Univ. Antwerp), François COLAS (Obs. de Paris)
  • Elycheikh NAVIEE, Structures d’impact potentielles de Mauritanie. Advisors: Hasnaa CHENNAOUI-AOUDJEHANE (Univ. Hassan II), Ludovic FERRIERE (MHN, Austria), David BARATOUX (IRD).
  • Aurélien Téménou TIOLO, Mora Ring Structure (Zuelva) in the Far North of the Cameroon: Geobleme or Astrobleme? Structural, Petrological, Geochemical and Geochronological Studies. Advisors: L. Ferrière (MHN, Austria), W.U. Reimold (Univ. Brasilia), David BARATOUX (IRD).

Master research projets

  • Antoine Agnili AVO (2018). Université Félix Houphouêt-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Hétérogénéités géochimiques des ivoirites. Advisors: Alain KOUAMELAN (UFHB), David BARATOUX (IRD).
  • Abdoulaye BA, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (2018). À propos de la mission spatiale ROSETTA: quelques avancées sur la compréhension de l’origine du système solaire à travers l’analyse du noyau de la comète 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Advisors: Papa Douta TALL, Mamadou Simina DRAME
  • Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba NIANG (2015). University Cheikh Anta Diop (2015). La structure d’impact potentielle de Vélingara au Sénégal. Advisors: David BARATOUX (IRD), Dina PATHE-DIALLO (UCAD)
  • Pétanki SORO (2020). Tectites de Côte d’Ivoire. Etudes géochimiques et géophysiques. Université Félix Houphouêt-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Advisors: Pierre ROCHETTE (CEREGE), Alain KOUAMELAN (UFHB), David BARATOUX (IRD).