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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.

  • 2016-2017 - Head of the "Interfaces and Transfer" team - CEREGE
  • 2018-2023 - Head of the "Sustainable Environment" team - CEREGE
  • 2019-xxxx - PI of the IRP iNOVE "innovations for a sustainable environment" - CNRS, Duke University NC-US
  • 2020-xxxx - Member of the ComEx of the ITEM Institute "Environmental Transition in the Mediterranean" - Aix Marseille University
  • 2020-xxxx - Member of the Specialised Commission SIC - INSU CNRS
  • 2022-xxxx - SIC project manager for large instruments - INSU CNRS
  • 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