Paul Bertier

Research Member of Common Room

Postdoctoral research assistant

Department of Chemistry

Paul Bertier is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His research interests are in the field of cold chemistry – in particular, molecular collisions that occur in complex environments such as the atmosphere, combustion systems or in space. Paul is currently working in the Heazlewood group. He is a cryogenic ion trap specialist with interests in programming, especially artificial intelligence.

Paul got his doctorate in Physics from the University of Lyon. During his PhD, he investigated energy dispersion in molecules after an electronic excitation and coordinated a collaboration with the Atomic, Molecular and Optical laboratory of Riken in Japan, where he built an injection beam line for a cryogenic, electrostatic storage ring. Paul did a first postdoc in the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford. He worked in collaboration with a start-up company, Verivin, as part of an Innovate UK program. He developed a non-invasive wine profiler, based on spectroscopic methods. He also developed software based on machine learning to interpret the results.

Outside of the laboratory, Paul is a keen rugby player and is a member of the Oxford Harlequins.