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Nathalie AUDEBRAND 35714

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Nathalie AUDEBRAND 35714

UR1 Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR-CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc
35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Building 10B, Desk 124
Phone: +33 (0)2 23 23 57 14

Education and professional experience

2004 Habilitation thesis in Chemistry and Physics Sciences: Université de Rennes 1, France. “On the use of powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction for studying the reactivity of nanocrystalline oxide precursors. Application to new open-framework materials”.

2000-2014 Assistant Professor at Université de Rennes 1.

1999-2000 Temporary Assistant Professor (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche) at Université de Rennes 1.

1998-1999 Post-doctoral position at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research of Stuttgart, Department of Prof. Dr. Ir. Eric J. Mittemeijer.

1998 Ph. D. degree in Chemical Sciences: Université de Rennes 1, France. “Analysis by X-ray diffraction of the thermal behavior of nanocrystalline oxide-precursors: complex decomposition mechanisms of mixed cerium nitrates and microstructural properties of cerium and zinc oxides”. Supervisor: Dr Daniel Louër.

1997 and 1998: Recipient of ICDD (U.S.A.) Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Awards.

Research themes

Fields of interest: X-ray Powder Diffraction and reactivity of solids

- Elaboration of porous hybrid materials (MOFs) based on metal polyhedra and metal-clusters using commercial or original ligands (luminescent, chiral ones) for environment, (water and gas treatment, H2 and CO2 storage), enantioselective catalysis or photocatalysis.

- Microstructural analysis: preparation of nanocrystalline materials, understanding of the formation and nature of defects in nanocrystalline solids by line-profile analysis of X-ray powder diffraction patterns; applications to oxides (catalysts, semiconductors, electrode materials ...).

Scientific responsabilities

- Vice-president of the French Association of Crystallography,

- Member of Program Review Committees for synchrotron beamlines (CRG-ESRF and SOLEIL),

- Member of the Scientific Committee of EPDIC (European Powder Diffraction Conference),

- Member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference Rayons X et Matière.

Teaching activities

- Main courses at Université de Rennes 1: Courses on crystallography, X-ray powder diffraction, inorganic and general chemistry, materials science, projects with industrial partners. Levels: Engineering School (Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Rernnes:, licence, master.

- Invited Professor in Santiago (Chili) in 2013 & 2015: courses on X ray powder diffraction.

- Responsible of the second year level of Materials Science course at Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Rernnes.

- Responsible of international relationships in Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Rernnes.

Selected publications

- 70 publications in international journals or congress proceedings,

- More than 30 oral communications (8 invited conferences),

- 2 patents,

- One book chapter: “Caractérisation microstructurale de poudres nanocristallines par diffraction des rayons X: Approches traditionnelles et modélisations”, D. Louër and N. Audebrand in “Rayons X et Matière-RX2006”, ed. Guinebretière & Goudeau, Hermes, Chapter VIII, pp. 195-225,

- One editing: guest co-editor of a special Issue of Powder Diffraction, dedicated to Prof. D. Louër on the occasion of his retirement, Vol. 20 No. 4 (2005).

Publications referenced in HAL