Centre Européen
de Recherche et d'Enseignement
des Géosciences de l'Environnement

Our projects

1. Biogeochemical cycle and fate of elements

Detection and quantification of anthropogenic compounds (e.g., engineered nanoparticles) in the environment

Funding: Campus France/CNRS (NEREID) 

PI: Frederic Loosli

Detection and quantification of anthropogenic compounds (e.g., engineered nanoparticles) in the environment.

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Funding H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions IF (2019-2021)

PI: Marie-Laure Pons

Speciation and bioavailability of heavy metal cadmium (Cd) in the soil-plant system: a novel approach combining stable isotope geochemistry and experimental spectroscopy. 

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Funding CNRS AAP Inter-institut  (2018-2019)

PI: Mélanie Auffan

Behavior, fate and effects of cocktails of emerging pollutants (organic micro-pollutants, critical metals, and nanomaterials) in aquatic ecosystems. Our challenge is to study the response of an aquatic ecosystem exposed to a wide cocktail of emerging pollutants (anti-inflammatory, antiepileptic and anti-biotic, catalytic nanoparticles and critical metals used in biomedical imaging) under realistic exposure conditions in terms of duration, concentrations, and contamination scenario using aquatic mesocosms..


Funding Labex SERENADE (2015-2018)

PI: Mélanie Auffan

Impact of engineered nanomaterial on wastewater treatment and biosolids valorization. 

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Bio Si-SOL

Funding ANR (2014-2018)

PI: Jean-Dominique Meunier

Si status in soils and modeling of its bioavailability: do French soils provide enough Si for cereal crops?


Funding H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (2018-2020)

PI: Emmanuel Doelsch

SPEciation and dynamiCs of TRace Elements.

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Funding CNRS-EC2CO  (2018-2019)

PI: Blanche Collin

Rhizospheric processes involved in the adaptation of plants to a cocktail of metals and metalloids.

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2. Reactivity of nanometric phases

Nano Soil C

Funding ANR (2017-2021)

PI: Isabelle Basile-Doelsch

PhD: Solène Quero

Interactions organo-minerales : mécanismes à nano-échelle pour le stockage du carbone dans les sols.

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Funding ANR (2017-2021)

PI: Emmanuel Doelsch

PhD: Maureen Le Bars

Diagnosis of Waste Treatments for Contaminant Fates in the Environment.

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Funding ANR (2013-2018)

PI: Mélanie Auffan

Nanomaterials through a salinity gradient: exposure and ecotoxicological effects during their life cycle (production, use, end of life).

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Funding H2020 (2017-2021)

PI: Jérôme Rose

Post-doctoral: Danielle Slomberg

TRANSversal Actions for Tritium. 4-year multidisciplinary project that will contribute to improving the knowledge on tritium management in fission and fusion facilities. It will aim to address the challenges related to tritium release mitigation strategies and waste management improvement, and refine knowledge in the fields of radiotoxicity, radiobiology, and dosimetry. 

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3. Innovations for the Environnement


Funding ANR (2021-2025)

PI: Clément Levard

PhD: Claire Lallemand, Julien Couturier

Sustainable RECovery of vALuable metaLs in bauxite residue. 

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Funding ANR (2015-2019)

PI: Clément Levard

Procédé innovant mettant en œuvre des nanostructures pour l’élimination des micropolluants émergeants des effluents aqueux.

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Funding Labex SERENADE (2016-2019)

PI: Jérôme Labille

PhD: Riccardo Catalano

Ecodesign of Sunscreen Using titanium dioxide Nanoparticles

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Funding Total (2017-2020)

PI: Nicolas Roche

PhD: Nicolas Lusinier

Traitement biologique des eaux de production de l'industrie pétrolière. 

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Funding Labex DRIIHM (2016-2019)

PI: Catherine Keller

PhD: Jesùs Diaz Sanz

Urbanisation et Qualité des sols en Méditerranée.

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Funding ADEME (2017-2021)

PI: Catherine Keller

PhD: Jesùs Diaz Sanz

Intégrer la multifonctionnalité des sols dans l’élaboration des documents d’urbanismes.

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Funding H2020 (2018-2022)

PI: Jérôme RoseMélanie Auffan

NanoInformaTIX (Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Modelling Platform for NanoInformatics) aims to develop, validate and implement a sustainable informatics framework, based on modelling of the entire life cycle, for the risk assessment of ENM and for informing safer design of quality products.

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Funding H2020 (2018-2022)

PI: Jérôme RoseMélanie Auffan

The Gov4Nano project (Implementation of Risk Governance: meeting the needs of nanotechnology) will develop the first implementation of a future-proof operational Nano Risk Governance Model (NRGM) that addresses the needs of the transdisciplinary field and innovative (and key enabling) character of nanotechnology.

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Funding H2020 (2020-2024)

PI: Mélanie AuffanJérôme Rose, Armand Masion

Simple, robust and cost-effective approaches to guide industry in the development of safer nanomaterials and nano-enabled products

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