Doctor of Geosciences (1989), François BAUDIN became a professor after ten years as a research fellow at the CNRS. He teaches sedimentology and petroleum geology at Sorbonne Université (ex Univ. Paris 06-UPMC), and is part of the laboratoire ISTeP. The main thrust of his work is to understand the processes that control the preservation and distribution of organic matter in current and fossil sediments. His work has been awarded the Prix Cayeux de l'Académie des Sciences (1993), the Médaille de Bronze du CNRS (1999), the Prix Tissot de l’Académie des Sciences (2007) and the Dumont Medal of the Geologica Belgica Society (2017). Head of the Évolution et Modélisation des Bassins Sédimentaires team within his research unit (2006-2013), he was deputy director and then director of the Research Fédération de Recherche 32 CEPAGE (1999-2006), head of the Licence Sciences Terre at the UPMC (2000-2006) and then director of the École Doctorale 398 "Géosciences, ressources naturelles, environnements" (2007-2016). He was a member of the Capes SVT jury (2010-2013) and has been a member of the Agrégation SVTU jury since 2017. He has also been Vice-President of the Société géologique de France since 2016.