Bénédicte Lebeau carried out graduate work with Dr. Clément Sanchez in Paris, specializing in the synthesis and characterization of sol-gel hybrid materials for optical applications. After earning her Ph.D. degree in 1995, she carried out a postdoctoral research in the biomimetism area with Professor Stephen Mann at the University of Bath, UK. Since 1998, Lebeau has been a CNRS Research Scientist. Her current research at the Institute of Material Science of Mulhouse, CNRS-UHA, France, is focused on the synthesis of ordered mesoporous oxide-based materials. Her primary interests are the study of the formation mechanisms of these solids and their organic functionalization.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2013