Dr. Christophe Drouet (M), CNRS Researcher at CIRIMAT Carnot Institute, Toulouse, France. Dr. C. Drouet is a permanent Research Scientist (hired by French governmental CNRS scientific organization). Ph.D. in Materials Sciences. Major research fields include the physico-chemistry and thermochemistry of natural or synthetic minerals and the study of the surface characterization and reactivity of nanomaterials. Main milestones are 3 years spent as Research Associate in Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky’s group at the University of California at Davis (UCDavis), USA, for gaining expertise in the thermochemistry of hydrated minerals, and other international stays (e.g. in Prof. José-Luis G. Fierro’s group at the Univ. of Madrid, Spain, for a specialization in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and in the study of chemisorption processes). A special focus is dedicated to the investigation of calcium phosphate compounds, in particular of biomimetic nanocrystalline apatites, as Prof. C. Rey’s collaborator in view of innovative bio-medical applications (tissue engineering, intracellular drug delivery, medical imaging…) and for a better understanding of biomineralization processes. Dr. C. Drouet regularly supervises Ph.D theses in Materials Sciences and is involved in the co-direction of (under)graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Beside the publication of articles in International journals, Dr. Drouet's scientific production includes the co-writing of 5 Book Chapters and the presentation of International keynote lectures/invited conferences. Dr. Drouet is a member of various scientific societies (ESB...) and acts as a scientific expert, in particular for the French "National Research Agency (ANR)" and the Italian "Ministero dell'istruzione, dell'universita et della ricerca (MIUR)".
Biography Updated on 4 October 2012