V. Bellon Maurel is agricultural engineer (1986), engineer in chief at « Ponts, Eaux et des Forêts », doctor and research supervisor in process engineering (INP Toulouse).
Since 2004, V. Bellon Maurel is professor at Montpellier SupAgro and carries out researches at UMR ITAP Laboratory (Information and Technologies for Agroprocesses).
V. Bellon Maurel is specialized in measurement and sensors and more especially in Near Infrared Spectrometry for assessing the composition of products (food, agricultural commodities and soil …). Since 2007, V. Bellon Maurel is the head of the Regioal Platform Ecotech-LR and has actively contributed to the set-up of the ELSA research pole. She coordinates the European Project Ecotool (IRSES 23 08 51) on tools for sustainibility assessment in agriculture and forestry and is national coordinator for Interreg project Ecotech-Sudoe (International Network on Life Cycle Analysis and Industrial Ecology). Since a sabbatical leave at Water Research Centre of UNSW, Sydney (2009-2010), she initiates researches in LCA on vineyard. She is presently supervising 2 PhD thesis related to LCA and water (E Loiseau, et L Pradeleix).
Topics: Life cycle assessment, ICT, Vineyard, Water, Irrigation