Bénédicte Lebeau has been serving as a CNRS Researcher (Director of Research) on the pole materials for the controlled porosity of the Institute of Materials Science at Mulhouse (CNRS - Université de Haute-Alsace, France) Since 1998. Her current research focuses on the synthesis of highly ordered porous oxide-based materials. Her main interest is studying the mechanism of formation of these materials, modifying them by covalent coupling of organic functions on their inorganic network and controlling the morphology and self-assembly of primary particles. She has done graduate studies with Dr. Clément Sanchez at the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in Paris and specialized in the synthesis and characterization of sol-gel hybrid materials for optical applications. After receiving her Ph.D. degree in 1995, she worked on controlling the morphology of hydroxyapatite crystals in the research group of Dr. Clément Sanchez as a part of a postdoctoral fellowship with the companies Rhodia, Lafarge, and Bouygue, after which she performed postdoctoral research in the field of biomimetism with Professor Stephen Mann, the University of Bath, UK.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012