Gilles Olive is a Part-Time Professor of chemistry at Ecole Industrielle et Commerciale de la Ville de Namur, Namur, Belgium. He is also a part-time Research Assistant at the Laboratoire des Sciences des Aliments et Formulation, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium. He began the research in chemistry in 1994 by synthesizing new spin traps as free radical scavengers, especially for the ESR study of the role played by oxygen-centered species, such as superoxide and hydroxyl radical, involved in biological processes. In this context, he defended his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 1998 at the University of Aix-Marseille III, France. After that, he did his postdoctorate in the synthesis of new nitroxide for controlling the radical polymerization at the Department of Polymer Chemistry and Coatings Technology (SPC), Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2000, he went to Belgium for two years at the Catholic University of Louvain, the first year at the Laboratoire de Physique et de Chimie des Hauts Polymère with the aim of studying synthesis and modification of polyolefins, while the second year at the Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Médicinale was oriented towards the organic synthesis of antioxidants and compounds for biosensors conception. In 2002, he became teacher in several schools. In 2008, he joined Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege, Belgium, specializing in food chemistry.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013