Sylvie Bégin-Colin, University of Strasbourg, France
She has developed a new research activity at the Institute of Physic and Chemistry of Materials (IPCMS) of Strasbourg on the synthesis, functionalization and organisation of oxide nanoparticles for biomedical, energy and spintronic applications and is head of the team “functionalized nanoparticles”. One great part of her research activity is devoted to the design of oxide nanoparticles as these nano-objects are highly sought after for their applications in the biomedical field and are also considered as the building blocks of the future nanotechnological devices in fields of spintronic or energy. Most of these studies are made in collaboration with organic chemists, biologists and physicists. Sylvie Bégin has obtained AOARD, ANR, INCA, Labex, MICA, ARC, Alsace contre le Cancer grants and has participated and participates as partner to different European programs. Her work has been rewarded by the “Jean-Rist” price of the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials and Scientific Excellence Award. She is holder of 147 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 2 patents and 48 invited conferences.