Institut des Sciences de la Terre
Structure and reactivity of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials. X-ray and neutron Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analyses.
Mechanisms of homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation : role of amorphous precursors, pre-nucleation clusters and aggregation-based nucleation and growth. Impact of nano-confinement on the thermodynamics and kinetics of mineral nucleation in pore spaces. In situ SAXS and GISAXS experiments.
Hydrophilicity / hydrohobicity of mineral surfaces. Water structure at mineral-water interfaces. Inelastic neutron scattering.
Interfacial geochemistry : in-situ studies of dissolution processes using X-ray reflectivity. Environmental mineralogy : EXAFS and differential PDF studies of ion adsorption at the mineral-water interface.
Molecular modeling applied to the study of interfacial geochemistry. DFT-based (DMol3, CASTEP..) and classical force-field simulations (LAMMPS).
|Short CV (see complete CV here)|
Since Feb. 2012 : CNRS Researcher at Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Grenoble, France
2010-2012 : Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 & Berkeley Nanogeoscience Center, LBNL, Berkeley USA
2006-2009 : PhD in Environmental Geochemistry, Institut Laue-Langevin & University Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble, France
2005 : M.Sc. Physics, University of Oviedo, Spain
ESRF Visiting Scientist - Structure of Materials Group
ESRF user representative for the "Surfaces & interfaces" scientific community (2015-2017)
Associate Editor, American Mineralogist (2012-present)
Coordinator special collection on Nanominerals and Mineral Nanoparticles. Paper submission open until December 2018.