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Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Auffan Melanie

Auffan Melanie

DR-Senior Researcher

ED-Sustainable Environment

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Tel: +33 (0)4 13 94 91 70

My work focuses on the processes influencing the reactivity at the living/(nano)mineral interfaces in relation to physicochemical and structural properties, (bio)transformation, (bio)degradation, (bio)distribution and toxicity. I put this knowledge at the service of therisk assessment for Man and the Environment associated with emerging technologies and the development of innovative, high-performance, more sustainable and safe nanomaterials.

This requires an interdisciplinary approach (crystallochemistry, physical chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, process engineering, data science), the use of tip characterisation techniques in terms of spatial resolution, energy, and detection limits, and the development of experimental devices and databases adapted.

  • 2016 - HDR - Aix Marseille university
  • 2007 - PhD Environmental Geosciences - Paul Cézanne University
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Structural characterisation of materials - speciation
  • Nano Environmental Health and Safety (nanoEHS)
  • Mesocosm exposure and aging of (nano)materials
  • MESOCOSM database for environmental NanoSafety

H2020 SABYNA Safer nanomaterials - Steering com

NSF INFRAMES Materials for Environmental Sustainability - Steering com

H2020 NANOINFORMATIX Platform for NanoInformatics - WP 2.3