Team
Nathan Bemelmans
environmental biogeochemist

I work as a PhD student in environmental geochemistry at the Earth and life institute, UCLouvain, where I study the influence of pesticides on the trace element mobility in soils. Therefore, I use laboratory approaches, such as greenhouse experiments. In parallel to my research activities, I support the Bioengineering faculty by providing practical courses.
Experience
2020 – ... | PhD student
Control of trace element mobility by pesticides in the soil–plant system
Earth and Life Intitute, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Qualification
2020 | MSc Bioengineering in environmental sciences
Master thesis: Influence of thawing permafrost on iron distribution in the soil: implications for the interactions between iron and organic carbon
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2018 |
BSc Bioengineering
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Conferences
(7) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Dynamics of trace elements in uncontaminated and contaminated soils: influence of glyphosate and AMPA. ELIday, Louvain-la-Neuve, 19 May 2022 [poster]

(6) Arbalestrie B.*, Falys J., Bemelmans N., Thami A., Agnan Y. (2022). Understanding trace element dynamics in the soil–plant continuum using rare earth elements. ELIday, Louvain-la-Neuve, 19 May 2022 [poster]

(5) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Influence du glyphosate et de l’AMPA sur l’extractibilité des éléments traces dans les sols contaminés et non contaminés. GFP, Namur, 18–20 May 2022 [oral]

(4) Bemelmans N.*, Arbalestrie B., Agnan Y. (2022). Influence of glyphosate and AMPA on the extractability of trace elements from contaminated and uncontaminated soils. DYSS, Brussels, 31 Mar. 2022 [poster]

(3) Arbalestrie B.*, Falys J., Bemelmans N., Thami A., Agnan Y. (2022). Use of rare earth elements as tracers for soil–plant transfer of trace elements. DYSS, Brussels, 31 Mar. 2022
 [poster]

(2)
 Monhonval A.*, Opfergelt S., Mauclet E., Hirst C., Pereira B., Vandeuren A.,
Bemelmans N., Grosse G., Schirrmeister L., Fuchs M. (2020). Iron dynamics during thermokarst Processes in the yedoma domain and implications for interactions between iron and organic carbon. AGU, online, 1–17 Dec. 2020 [pico]

(1)
Thomas M.*, Opfergelt S., Monhonval A., Bemelmans N., Lafreniere M. Heslop J., Fouché J., Rochereau T. (2019). Impact of modern thermokarst on mineral element release: case study in Cape Bounty, Canada. Arctic Week, Paris, 9–13 Dec. 2019 [poster]
Supervision
MSc STUDENTS

Rosalie Dejardin (2023)
Influence of pesticide application on trace element transfer in agroecosystems [co-sup. Y. Agnan]

Teaching
Practical excercices
Probability and statistics I (LBIR1212)
Waves, optics, and modern physics (LBIR1221)
Outreach
2022 – ... | Printemps des sciences