Lavinia Balan obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University Henry Poincaré in Nancy, France, in 2005. Her Ph.D. thesis was devoted to the elaboration of an original material for the anode of Li-ion batteries. After a postdoctorate in Orleans and then in Mulhouse, she joined the Department of Photochemistry (DPG) of Mulhouse in 2006 as a CNRS Senior Researcher. She opened a new field of research in this laboratory, viz. the photoassisted synthesis of metal nanoparticles and metal-polymer nanocomposite materials. Since December 2009, L. Balan joined the Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse (IS2M) CNRS-LRC 7228. Her lines of research are concerned with (photo)chemical synthesis of metal/polymer nanocomposites and design, customization and characterization of metal nanoparticles, and nanocrystals (quantum dots) suited for advanced applications in the fields of optic, photonics, plasmonics, information storage, imaging, or biology.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2012