Benjamin Bultel

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Phone +33681249362
Room 3.426
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2A ZEB-bygget 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1028 Blindern 0316 Oslo


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Research Interest
Mars surface mineralogy:

Spectro-imagery data analysis

Morphological analysis on Mars:

Combination of orbital data & DTM analysis

Thermodynamic modelling of hydrothermal process: 

Numerical modelling of fluid-rock interaction applied to Mars and icy satellites

Solar System habitability:

Serpentinization and carbonation processes
Cratering process: Crater statistics analysis
                                 Research experiences








Jan 2016-today

Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (Norway) Post-doctoral researcher:

#1: Crater Clock (PI: Stephanie Werner, CEED). Impact flux Solar System.

Collaborations : Stephanie Werner (CEED, Oslo), Vera Fernandes (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Manchester) and Tobias Rolf (CEED, Oslo).


#2: Planetary Terrestrial Analogues Library (PI: Stephanie Werner, CEED). Building analogues database for rocky bodies and study of martian alteration.

Collaborations: Stephanie Werner, Henning Dypvik (CEED, Oslo), Jean-Christophe Viennet (MNHN, LAMS, Paris), Fernando Rull Perez (University of Valladolid), François Poulet, John Carter, Lucie Riu (IAS, Paris).


#3 : Water-Rock interaction in Noachian Environments, Mars.

Collaborations: Stephanie Werner (CEED, Oslo), Jean-Christophe Viennet (MNHN, LAMS, Paris), Agata Krzesinska (CEED, Oslo), François Poulet (IAS, Paris), John Carter (IAS, Paris).

Sept 2012- Jan 2016

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (France) PhD :

Serpentinization & Carbonation of the Martian crust: orbital data analysis & geochemical modelling approach. Supervisors: Cathy Quantin-Nataf & Muriel Andréani. Collaboration with Frieder Klein (WHOI, USA).

2012 (6 months)

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (France) Master 2 :

Serpentine detection with CRISM data between Hellas and Isidis basins, Mars. Supervisors: Cathy Quantin-Nataf, Muriel Andréani, Harold Clenet.

2011 (3 months)

Laboratoire de Planétologie et de Géodynamique de Nantes (France):

Past glacial landscape in Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars. Supervisors: Daniel Mège, Olivier Bourgeois and Marine Gourronc.



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  • Harrington, Elise Michelle; Bultel, Benjamin; Krzesinska, Agata Magdalena & Werner, Stephanie C. (2020). Paleolakes and evaporite deposits across Mars.

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Published Jan. 22, 2016 10:46 AM - Last modified Apr. 7, 2020 12:22 PM