Patricia Merdy

Université du Sud - Toulon - Va, France

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Environmental chemistry Natural organic matter (humic substances), PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) and metallic pollutions, Metal speciation in soil, sea water, sediments, rivers, lakes..., modelling the speciation of metals in the environments for prediction of their association with minerals or natural organic matter, or PAH, Extraction and Fine analysis of natural organic matter by fluorescence spectroscopy DEGREES 2001 : Ph.D : Inorganic Chemistry University of Reims Champagne Ardenne (Reims, FRANCE), Laboratory : GRECI (Inorganic Chemistry Research Group) PhD Work : Aqueous based study of metal complexation with natural polymers (lignin, cellulose…). Electrochemistry analysis. Structural determination of the species by spectroscopic techniques.(NMR, ESR, X-Ray absorption) POSITIONS since 2004 : Assistant Professor Toulon University, Department of Chemistry (FRANCE), Research Group PROTEE (Processes of Transfers and Exchanges in the Environment) Environmental Chemistry, metallic transfers studies (in soils, fresh water, sea water, sediments), complexation of metals to Natural Organic Matter at the interface solid/solution and in solution (expertise in humic substances analysis), percolation column experiments, batch sorption, PAH and Metallic pollution (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb.....). Techniques: Fluorescence spectroscopy, Absorption Atomic Spectroscopy, polarography, HPLC, NMR, IR 2002-2004 : Research Associate McMaster University (Ontario, CANADA), Department of Chemistry Original aqueous based organometallic synthesis between radioactive Tc/Re metals and carborane cage structures (C2B10H14) and peptide compounds . 2001–2002 : Research Scientist (Engineering school ESIEC , FRANCE) Spectroscopic study of metal complexes with lignin, by means of ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) and X-Ray absorption spectroscopy. Focus on electronic interactions between an organic radical and a metal centre.

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