Founder

Hélène Renard

Dr. Hélène Demougeot-Renard founded the eOde company in 2010. She has a dual competence in the areas of contaminated sites and geostatistics, gained through several trainings and positions held since 1990.

Professional career in short

  • Creation and management of the eOde office. Contaminted sites expert and environmental data analyst – Since 2010
  • Contaminated sites Cantonal Authority Executing authority of the OSites ordinance, project owner of investigation, monitoring and remediation of former landfills and industrial sites, technical and regulatory supervision of depollutions related to building projects – 2008 to 2013
  • SIPOL Foundation and management of the SIPOL continuing education course – 2003 to 2010
  • Development of services in environmental geostatistics in partnership with FSS – 2003 to 2010
  • Project manager for the investigation and remediation of landfills and contaminated sites for ANTEA Paris – 1992 to 1997
  • Hydrodynamic modeling of a salt water intrusion for HYDROEXPERT – 1992
  • Technical-economic survey on soil and groundwater remediation techniques for SITA – 1990 to 1991

Basic education

Continuing education

  • Training course on R computer language – 2016
  • Training course on QGis – 2016
  • International conference in environmental forensics INEF, Cambridge – 2014
  • Introduction to the direction of architect and engineer offices, SIA training – 2013

Project manager

Sabine Brocero

Dr Sabine Brocero joined eOde by 1 July 2015. Sabine is a geochemist specialized in management of radon in the buildings, and more recently in the diagnosis of radium in the former watch workshops. She has a wide knowledge of the environmental regulation thanks to her position as a scientific inspector at the Urban and Environment Service of La Chaux-de-Fonds during 15 years.

Professional career in short

Basic education

  • Doctorat ès Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel – 1996
  • Master of Science in sedimentary geology and geochemistry from the Universities of Paris XI, Orléans and Lille I – 1991

Continuing education

  • Geothermics module. Postgraduate education Certificate of Advanced Studies in renewable energies – Techniques and Applications, HEIG-VD – 2010
  • Specialization courses. Protective measures against radon in homes: prevention and remediation, HEIA-FR – 2007
  • Training for chemical specialists n°206 – 2004

Project manager

Dr. Sonia-Estelle Tarnawski joined eOde in January 2019. Sonia is specialized in environmental microbiology and microbiological investigation of polluted sites. Her expertise is proven in these fields with 15 years of research and a thorough knowledge of bacteria, their ecology and of microbial resources involved in the biodegradation processes of pollutants. She also benefits, in her expertise, of supports from EPFL specialists in the field of bioremediation.

Professional career in short

  • Freelance microbiologist: Expert services in microbiology of polluted sites and soils – 2017 to 2018
  • EPFL scientific collaborator at Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology: Project management, competence transfer and development of a technical manual for the microbiological investigation of aquifers contaminated by chlorinated ethenes – 2013 to 2015
  • Scientific collaborator for the Soil Biodiversity Laboratory of the University of Neuchâtel: Methological development for the study of soil microbiology – 2012
  • Scientific collaborator and lecturer for the Laboratory of Microbiology of the University of Neuchâtel: Research project manager and lecturer, training and thesis supervision in Bio-geosciences and Microbial Ecology – 2000 to 2012

Basic education

  • PhD in Microbiology – University of Neuchâtel – 2004
  • Advanced Studies Diploma (M.Sc.) in Forest Biology – Henri Poincaré University, Nancy – 1999
  • Curriculum in Cell Biology and Physiology of Henri Poincaré University, Nancy – 1994 to 1998

Continuing education

  • ChloroKarst – Assessment and investigation of contaminated sites with chlorinated hydrocarbons on karstic aquifers (FOEN) – 2018
  • ChloroNet (Polluted sites and soils) – Network Technical Days (EAWAG, FOEN, UniNE) – November 2013 to 2018
  • Botany course and Iris 400 certificate preparation (Floraneuch) – 2018
  • SAQ Certificate of Respondent and Quality Operator, ISO 9001: 2015 (ARIAQ) – 2017
  • Aquifers contaminated with chlorinated ethenes and natural attenuation, environmental biotechnology (Post-doc, EPFL) – 2013 to 2015
  • Multivariate statistics and numerical ecology, R programming – 2013 to 2015
  • Seminar of communication dynamics (CDO consulting) – 2010
  • Introductory course on Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Center) – 2010
  • Microbiology of soil-plant interactions and bio-geosciences (UniNE) – 2000 to 2012
  • Post-graduate internship in forest ecophysiology (INRA Bordeaux, Cestas-Pierroton) – 1999