Stéphane Viel received a B.S. degree from Juniata College of Huntingdon, Pa, USA, in 1998. Viel was graduated from a general engineering school and obtained his M.S. degree in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Lille North of France, Lille, France, in 1999. He was subsequently hired by a French chemical company (Arkema) to work as a Cooperation Scientist in the NMR laboratory led by Professor A. Segre, within the Institute of Chemical Methodologies of the Italian National Research Council in Rome, Italy. In 2004, Viel obtained his Ph.D. degree under the joint supervision of Professor L. Mannina and Professor S. Caldarelli from the University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy, and Aix-Marseille University, France, respectively. He then joined the Aix-Marseille University as an Assistant Professor and obtained his Habilitation degree in 2009. Since 2011, Viel has been serving as a Scientific Consultant for the French energy company (TotaL). His current research activities lie at the interface of analytical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy and aim at designing novel Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methodologies, based on molecular mobility, in order to investigate chemically and biologically relevant systems. Viel has become an expert in the Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo (PGSE) technique, which allows for the examination of the hydrodynamic size of molecular or supramolecular species, hereby providing (directly or indirectly) high-resolution information on their structure, dynamics, and reactivity. Combining these techniques with high- resolution magic angle spinning enhances their analytical potential and allows for the investigation of a large range of intrinsically homogeneous or heterogeneous samples, both in the liquid phase and in confined media, focusing on molecular and material chemistry issues of high significance for health and the environment.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2012