Current Position: Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil, Institute of Chemistry and Materials Paris-Est (UMR 7182), Thiais (France)
Catherine Amiel is mainly specialized in the field of polymer self-assemblies in solution and at interfaces and is particularly interested in the design and study of nanostructured materials with potential applications at the interface between chemistry and life science. Her current research projects include host-guest copolymers assemblies, amphiphilic copolymers self-associations in aqueous solutions, structure and properties of clay-polymer hydrogels.
She was graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses and received her Ph.D at Sorbonne University (“Experimental study of sol-gel transition in polymers”). She was a CNRS researcher from 1986 to 2000. During this period, she spend one year in the group of Professor Matthew Tirrell, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, studying the adsorption of diblock copolymers on silica surfaces. She obtained the ‘Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches’ in 1999. Since 2000, she is Professor at University Paris-Est Créteil. She is the head of a Master’s degree in Chemistry.
She has published more than 120 papers in international journals (h-index 24 and more than 2300 citations) and participated to 2 patents.