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Corine Gérardin


Corine Gérardin

Research Director

CNRS-University of Montpellier-ENSCM, France

Corine Gérardin is currently CNRS Research Director at the Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier, France. In 1988, she obtained an engineer degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, and in 1991, she obtained her PhD from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University (NJ, USA). In 1994, she was appointed at CNRS and spent two years at the University of Strasbourg, France. From 1996 to 2000, she was a visiting researcher at Princeton University and at the CNRS-Rhodia joint Laboratory in Cranbury (NJ, USA). In 1997 she received a bronze medal from the CNRS for her work on the in situ hydrothermal NMR study of the formation of microporous materials. In 2001, she joined the Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier. She is now the Head of the Department of Porous and Hybrid Materials of the Institute Charles Gerhardt. Her main interest is the controlled synthesis of hybrid nanomaterials using hydrosoluble polymers. She has developed an original method for the synthesis of polymer-stabilized colloidal particles of metal hydroxides, oxides, phosphates and sulfides using double-hydrophilic block copolymers. Her present interests focus on the preparation and control of the properties of functional mesoporous silica and hierarchically porous aluminosilicates for biomedical, catalytical and energy applications. Her research group also works on the self-assembly processes of stimuli-responsive hydrophilic polymers, in particular polyion complex micelles that they use for the formation of new ordered functional mesoporous materials.