Dominique COURCOT


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Dominique COURCOT
Université Littoral Cote d’Opale
145 Avenue Maurice Schuman

 59140 Dunkerque
 Tel : +33 (0)3 28 65 82  37
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logo-cv2.jpg Dominique Courcot was born in Gravelines (France) in 1968. He obtained a doctorate at the University of Lille, in the specialty « spectrochemistry, molecules, solids, reactivity » in 1994. In 1995, he became Assistant Professor at the University of the Littoral Cote d’Opale, where it contributes to the development of research on the treatment of particulate pollutants in heterogeneous catalysis.

In 2003, he undertook a thematic conversion to study the behavior and effects of particles suspended in the atmosphere. In 2004, he supports his HDR entitled « Characterization and origin of atmospheric particles. Potentiality of oxide catalysts for the removal of carbonaceous particles.  » In 2006, he was promotes Professor and in 2010 he became head of the team « Chemistry and Toxicology of Atmospheric Emissions » of UCEIV. Between 2008 and 2014, he was director of the House of the Industrial Environmental Research at ULCO. Since 2014, he devoted himself to the mission of Director of Environmental Chemistry Unit and Interaction on the Living UCEIV, EA 4492.

His current research focuses on the study on the level of exposure to particulate air (PM10, PM2.5 and ultrafine particles) with the objective of the proposal tracers of atmospheric emissions and estimated contributions from sources at the air quality. It is also engaged in research on the effects of atmospheric particles on the respiratory system, from a multidisciplinary approach involving chemists and toxicologists.


Bibliometric informations (ISI Web of Knowledge – April 2017) :

Web of Science number articles:     75
h-index:                                           20
Citations number :                  1080


Key Publications :

  •  Genotoxic and epigenotoxic effects of fine particulate matter from urban and rural sites in Lebanon on human bronchial epithelial cells. M. Borgie, F. Ledoux, A. Verdin, F. Cazier, H. Greige, P. Shirali, D. Courcot, Z. Dagher. Environmental Research, 136 (2015) 352-362. DOI : 10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.010
  • Non-negative Matrix Factorization under equality constraints-a study of industrial source identification. A. Limem, G. Delmaire, M. Puigt, G. Roussel, D. Courcot, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 85 (2014) 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnum.2014.05.009
  • Chemical profile identification of fugitive and confined particle emissions from an integrated iron and steel making plant. D. Hleis, I. Fernandez-Olmo, F. Ledoux, A.Kfoury, L.Courcot, T.Desmonts, D.Courcot. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 250-251 (2013) 246-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.01.080
  • Differences in cytotoxicity, prooxidant and proinflammatory potency of air pollution particulate matter (PM2.5-0.3) influenced by rural-, urban-, or industrial-related emission sources in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B). M.Dergham, C.Lepers, A.Verdin, S.Billet, F. Cazier, D.Courcot, P.Shirali, G.Garçon. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 16 (2012) 904-19. DOI: 10.1021/tx200529v
  • Investigation of Cs-Cu/ZrO2 systems for simultaneous NOx reduction and carbonaceous particles oxidation. A. Aissat, S. Siffert, D. Courcot, Catalysis Today, 191 (2012) 90-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.01.020
  • Ambient particulate matter (PM2.5): Physicochemical characterization and metabolic activation of the organic fraction in human lung epithelial cells (A549). S. Billet, G. Garçon, Z. Dagher, A. Verdin, F. Ledoux, F. Cazier, D. Courcot, A. Aboukais and P. Shirali. Environmental Research, 105 (2007) 212-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2007.03.001
  • Characterization of Iron and Manganese species in atmospheric aerosols from anthropogenic sources. F. Ledoux, H.Laversin, D. Courcot, L.Courcot, E.A.Zhilinskaya,  E. Puskaric and A. Aboukaïs. Atmospheric Research, vol.82, 3-4 (2006) 622-632. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2006.02.018
  • Study of active species of Cu-K/ZrO2 catalysts involved in the oxidation of diesel soot. H.Laversin, D.Courcot, R.Cousin, EA Zhilinskaya and A.Aboukaïs. Journal of Catalysis, 241 (2006) 456-464. DOI:10.1016/j.jcat.2006.05.006