Christian Fernandez was born in 1958. He received a Ph.D. degree in 1985 at the University of Lyon, France, in the group of Professor Vedrine, studying methanol conversion to gasoline on zeolite catalysts. Then, he spent 4 years in a postdoctoral position at the University of Namur, Belgium, in the group of Professor E. Derouane, where he was working on the characterization and catalytic testing of dealuminated zeolites in collaboration with the Topsoe company in Denmark. In 1989, he joined the group of Professor Amoureux, as an Assistant Professor, at the department of Physics, the University of Lille, France, where he was mainly involved in the development of solid state NMR of quadrupolar nuclei for the characterization of materials and more specifically of catalysts. He became a Full Professor at the Caen University, France, in 1998. He is now working on the development of in-situ/operando solid state NMR with applications on mainly zeolitic catalysts. Between 2003 and 2007, he has been the Head of the Laboratory for Catalysis and Spectroscopy (LCS) at ENSICAEN (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Caen), a laboratory associated with the French National Research Center (CNRS). He has also acted during the same period as a President of the French Zeolite Association. During his career, he published more than 130 publications with an average citation index of 24 (HF: 29).
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012