PhD and HDR defenses

Next defenses

wednesday, december 13, 2023 - 1:30 pm (Auditorium visiatome)

tuesday, december 19, 2023 - 9:00 Am (amphithéâtre n°3, iut Nîmes)



Thursday, November 9, 2023
PhD defense of David LEMIRE (ICSM – LTSM)
"Effect of chirality on the extraction mechanisms of extractant molecules as enantiopure monoamides"

Friday, October 20, 2023
PhD defense of Elise GUERINONI (ICSM – LTSM)
"Molecular and supramolecular mechanisms of uranium extraction by tertiary amines and quaternary ammoniums"

Thursday, July 13, 2023
PhD defense of Ruth OYE AUKE (ICSM – LTSM)
"Synthesis and study of thermosetting biosourced resins for the recovery of metals of interest"

Monday, June 26, 2023
PhD defense of Ioanna CHAZAPI (ICSM – L2IA)
"Superchaotropic effect of anionic boron clusters on weakly soluble compounds and proteins in aqueous solutions"

Friday, June 2, 2023
PhD defense of Sophie HERR (ICSM – LSFC)
"Acoustic cavitation contribution to the depollution by leaching of vermiculite contaminated with Cs, Ni or Zn"

Tuesday, March 25, 2023
PhD defense of Théo MONTAIGNE (ICSM – LIME)
"Alteration mechanisms of MOx fuels in environmental conditions"

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
HDR defense of Matthieu VIROT (ICSM – LSFC)
"Insights about sonochemistry for current and future nuclear fuel cycle"

Monday, March 13, 2023
PhD defense of Elizabeth MAKOMBE (ICSM – LHYS)
"Actinide(VI) and actinide(IV) extraction by malonamides"

Thursday, March 2, 2023
PhD defense of Manon COT-AURIOL (ICSM – LSFC)
"Synthesis and characterization of colloidal actinide nanoparticles (U, Pu) and study of their formation mechanisms"

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
HDR defense of Tony CHAVE (ICSM – LSFC)
"Contribution of sonochemistry to materials science and catalysis for environment and energy"



Tuesday, December 13, 2022
PhD defense of Kunyu WANG (ICSM – LMCT)
"Simulating the Adsorption of Divalent Cations at Silica Interfaces: Ionic Association and Surface Speciation"

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
PhD defense of Florian DIDIER (ICSM – LNER)
"Electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes for the design of selective solar materials"

Friday, December 9, 2022
PhD defense of Toni TRATNJEK (ICSM – LNER)
"Development of silicotitanates with hierarchical porosity for Strontium capture"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
PhD defense of Simon STEMPLINGER (ICSM – LTSM)
"Theory of Soft Centrifugation of Structured Fluids Based on Hydrotropes"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
PhD defense of Jérôme MENDONCA (ICSM – L2ME)
"Development of a high temperature micro-furnace for a scanning electron microscope"

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
PhD defense of Chen XING (ICSM – LTSM)
"Recovery of uranium from natural waters by membrane filtration"

Friday, May 13, 2022
PhD defense of Sara EL HAKIM (ICSM – LSFC)
"Photocatalytic and sonocatalytic reactions with Ti@TiO2 nanocatalyst for energy and environment"

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
PhD defense of Thibault KACMZAREK (ICSM – LIME)
"Impact of platinum elements and molybdenum in the dissolution mechanisms of uranium dioxide"

Friday, March 18, 2022
PhD defense of Sahar BELFQUEH (ICSM – LTSM)
"Development of an eco-compatible process for the recovery of rare earths from permanent magnets"

Friday, March 18, 2022
PhD defense of Jun LIN (ICSM – LNER)
"Radiation-induced alterations in mesoporous silicas: the effect of electronic processes involving ions and electrons"

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
PhD defense of Marin VATIN (ICSM – LMCT)
"Multiscale modeling of organic solutions and interfacial systems for liquid-liquid extraction"

Friday, February 18, 2022
PhD defense of Asmae EL MAANGAR (ICSM – LTSM)
"Hydrotropes formulated for sustainable metal extraction processes"

Thursday, February 17, 2022
PhD defense of Lolita HILAIRE (ICSM – LMCT)
"Coalescence modelling: connecting scales. From a deterministic approach to a stochastic one"

Friday, January 14, 2022
PhD defense of Justine BEN GHOZI-BOUVRANDE (ICSM – LTSM)
"Porous liquids: new materials for separative chemistry"



Wednesday, December 15, 2021
PhD defense of Sayed-Ali MOUSSAOUI (ICSM – LHYS)
"Liquid/liquid separation governed by kinetics"

Monday, December 6, 2021
PhD defense of Mathilde COQUIL (ICSM – LMCT)
"Energetic contributions for liquid-liquid extraction"

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
PhD defense of Fabrice LORIGNON (ICSM – LHYS)
"Monolithic shaping of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for effluent treatment"

Friday, July 2, 2021
PhD defense of Zijie LU (ICSM – LNER)
"Study of colloidal sol-gel transition for the synthesis of actinide oxide materials with controlled and organized nanoporosity"

Thursday, May 20, 2021
HDR defense of Michael CARBONI (ICSM – LHYS)
"Développement de matériaux poreux et cristallins de type MOFs pour l’énergie et l’environnement"

Monday, May 17, 2021
PhD defense of Elisa RE (ICSM – LHYS)
"Design and development of hybrid materials based on nano-oxides of uranium and thorium"

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
PhD defense of Jing WANG (ICSM – L2IA)
"Study of the liquid-liquid interface: experiments and molecular modelling"

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
PhD defense of Julie DURAIN (ICSM – LHYS)
"Short routes to multi-recycling of plutonium: studies of three-phase systems and application for the separation of actinides"



Tuesday, December 15, 2020
PhD defense of Max HOHENSCHUTZ (ICSM – L2IA)
"Nano-ions in interaction with non-ionic surfactant self-assemblies"

Monday, December 14, 2020
PhD defense of Aline CHEVALIER (ICSM – LHYS)
"Dynamic Extractants : liquid-liquid extraction and separation of metals by dynamic covalent libraries"

Friday, November 27, 2020
PhD defense of Rémi BOUBON (ICSM – LNER)
"Evolution of the interface between the MgZr alloy and the geopolymer matrix"

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
PhD defense of Solène BERTOLOTTO (ICSM – LIME)
"Study of the reactivity of UO2 single crystals towards dissolution processes in nitric acid medium"

Monday, November 16, 2020
PhD defense of Zijun LU (ICSM – LTSM)
"Multi-scale approach for understanding and optimization of uranium extraction from sulfuric media by nitrogenous amphiphiles"

Friday, November 13, 2020
PhD defense of Laura BONATO (ICSM – LSFC)
"Sonochemical reactivity of nanocrystalline actinide oxides"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
PhD defense of Jérémie MANAUD (ICSM – LIME)
"Hydrothermal conversion of tetravalent actinides oxalates from the synthesis to the sintering of oxide powders"

Friday, November 6, 2020
PhD defense of Nicolas FELINES (ICSM – LTSM)
"Optically pure ligands for the extraction of actinides"

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
PhD defense of Baptiste RUSSO (ICSM – LNER)
"Porous nanocomposite materials prepared with Rice Husk from Camargue used as sorbants"

Monday, October 5, 2020
PhD defense of Tania MERHI (ICSM – L2IA)
"Physical chemistry of cobalt-bis-(dicarbollides) nano-ions in interaction with (biological) interfaces"

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
PhD defense of Danwen QIN (LIME – ICSM)
"Incorporation of tetravalent actinides in monazite structure type: synthesis, sintering and long-term behaviour"

Thursday, June 25, 2020
HDR defense of Adel MESBAH (LIME – ICSM)
"A crystal chemistry contribution to the study of geo-inspired materials related to the nuclear fuel cycle"



Thursday, December 12, 2019
PhD defense of Victor TRILLAUD (L2ME – ICSM)
"Experimental approach of the two-grain model: first stage of UO2+x and UO2+x / CeO2 microspheres sintering (in French)"

Thursday, December 5, 2019
PhD defense of Thomas DALGER (LIME – ICSM)
"Role of nitrous acid on the dissolution of uranium(IV) bearing oxides: mechanisms and in operando study of evolving solid/solution interfaces (in French)"

Friday, November 29, 2019
PhD defense of Valentin LACANAU (LHYS – ICSM)
"Design and physicochemical study of self-assembled amphiphiles for metal extraction and catalysis in aqueous media (in French)"

Friday, November 22, 2019
PhD defense of Julien MONNIER (LNER – ICSM)
"Conversion of actinide nitrates to oxides by combustion in solution"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
PhD Defense of Amaury COSTE (LMCT – ICSM)
"Molecular Modelling of Alkali Silicate Solutions"

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
PhD defense of Robert WINKLER (LTSM – ICSM)
"Development of an "all-in-one" approach for the synthesis of silica-based hybrid materials"

Friday, October 11, 2019
PhD defense of Alexandre ARTESE (LTSM – ICSM)
"Characterization of N, P ligands for uranium(VI) refining in nitric medium (in French)"

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
PhD defense of Damien RINSANT (LHYS – ICSM)
"Development of MOF-type Hybrid Functionalized Materials for Selective Uranium Extraction (in French)"

Monday, September 9, 2019
PhD defense of Marine COGNET (LHYS – ICSM)
"Hybrid materials for energy storage and recycling of Li-ion batteries (in French)"

Monday, June 24, 2019
PhD defense of Mario SPADINA (LMCT – ICSM)
"Solvation and Ion Specificity in Complex Media"



Wednesday, November 21, 2018
PhD defense of Michael BLEY (LMCT – ICSM)
"Simulating Osmotic Equilibria by Molecular Dynamics – From Vapor-Liquid Interfaces to Thermodynamic Properties in Concentrated Solutions"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
PhD defense of Ran JI (LSFC – ICSM)
"Study of Acoustic Cavitation near Metal Surfaces Contaminated by Uranium"

Friday, November 9, 2018
PhD defense of Markus BAUM (LNER – ICSM)
"The role of water properties and specific ion effects on the evolution of silica nanoconfinement"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
PhD defense of Maximilan PLEINES (LTSM – ICSM)
"Viscosity-control and prediction of microemulsions"

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
PhD defense of Susan SANANES ISRAEL (LNER – ICSM)
"Silica surfaces functionalized in supercritical carbon dioxide: effects of confinement and behavior in aqueous solution"

Thursday, July 12, 2018
PhD defense of Tamir SUKHBAATAR (LTSM – ICSM)
"Multiscale approach for understanding the uranium extraction mechanisms in ionic liquids"

Monday, March 26, 2018
HDR defense of Pierre BAUDUIN (L2IA – ICSM)
"Nano-ions in water: from surface adsorption to complex self-assembly"

Friday, February 16, 2018
HDR defense of Sandrine DOURDAIN (LTSM – ICSM)
"Nanostructure for Separation chemistry"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HDR defense of Stéphanie SZENKNECT (LIME – ICSM)
"Kinetics and thermodynamics of solid phases dissolution encountered in the "front-end" and "back-end" activities in the nuclear fuel cycle"



Thursday November 30, 2017
PhD defense of Sanaa Shehayeb (LNER – ICSM)
"Photothermal solar receptors obtained from the electrophoretic deposition of spectrally selective nanoparticles"

Tuesday November 28, 2017
PhD defense of Carlos Arrambide Cruz (LTSM – ICSM)
"Synthesis methodologies of chelating formo-phenolic resins: towards optimized solid-liquid extraction of strategic metals"

Monday November 27, 2017
PhD defense of Théo Cordara (LIME – ICSM)
"Impact of the presence of fission products on the mechanisms of dissolution of uranium dioxide based model compounds"

Friday November 24, 2017
PhD defense of Elodie Dalodière (LSFC – ICSM)
"Sonochemistry of plutonium: synthesis and speciation in solution and at the colloidal state"

Thursday November 23, 2017
PhD defense of Clémentine Mansas (LNER – ICSM)
"Synthesis of core-shell nanoparticles to entrap radioactive cesium"

Monday November 20, 2017
PhD defense of Aurelio Barbetta (LTSM – ICSM)
"Thermodynamics of water adsorption in model structured molecular systems including analogues of hemicelluloses, crystalline cellulose and lignin"

Monday November 20, 2017
PhD defense of Tobias Lopian (LTSM – ICSM)
"Characterization of a metal-extracting water-poor microemulsion"

Wednesday November 15, 2017
PhD defense of Ricardo Navarro Amador (LHYS – ICSM)
"Synthesis and characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks for energy and environmental applications"

Tuesday October 10, 2017
Ph.D. defense of Bertrand Braibant (LHYS – ICSM)
"Preparation and studies of fluorinated systems for the liquid/liquid extraction of strategic metals"

Thursday September 28, 2017
Ph.D. defense of Sarah Hocine (LMCT – ICSM)
"Adsorption of alkali cations and electrokinetic phenomena on charged silica surfaces"

Friday June 9, 2017
HDR defense of Guilhem Arrachart (LTSM – ICSM)
"Tools to optimize chemistry for separation - Towards breakthrough processes"

Thursday April 6, 2017
HDR defense of Rachel Pflieger (LSFC – ICSM)
"Towards a synergy of the sonochemistry and sonoluminescence spectroscopy approaches"

Wednesday February 1st, 2017
HDR defense of Magali Duvail (LMCT – ICSM)
"Multiscale modelling for transfer phenomena in separation chemistry: from molecules to chemical engineering"



Thursday December 15, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Moheddine Wehbie (LTSM – ICSM)
"Organized chelating systems for the selective extraction of strategic metals"

Tuesday December 13, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Clémence Gausse (LIME – ICSM)
"First step of sintering of lanthanides and actinides oxides: an in situ study by ESEM at high temperature"

Friday December 9, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Yu Lou (LNER – ICSM)
"Mesoporous silicas behaviour under ion irradiation"

Tuesday December 6, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Temim Ouerhani (LSFC – ICSM)
"Effect of nitrogen and ammonia on sonoluminescence spectra and sonochemical activity"

Monday November 7, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Galy Ingrid Nkou Bouala (L2ME – ICSM)
"Synthesis and dissolution of phosphate-based matrices of monazite structure type"

Friday September 16, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Julien Rey (LTSM – ICSM)
"Study of synergistic extraction mechanisms in liquid-liquid separation"

Tuesday June 14, 2016
HDR defense of Damien Bourgeois (LHYS – ICSM)
"Liquid extraction and nuclear toxicology"

Monday April 18, 2016
Ph.D. defense of Benoît Gouze (L2ME – ICSM)
"Self-organization of semifluorinated alkanes in non-aqueous media: a first step towards a mesoporous silicon carbide"



Thursday December 17, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Moustapha Coulibaly (LNER – ICSM)
"Nanocomposites Carbides from Sol-Gel Precursors_Impact on the Optical Selectivity"

Monday December 14, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Florent Tocino (LIME – ICSM)
"Microstructural control of redox reactions at the solid/solution interface during the dissolution of uranium(IV)-based mixed oxides"

Friday December 11, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Moussa Toure (LTSM – ICSM)
"Study of pertraction implementation conditions for metals of interest extraction and purification"

Thursday December 10, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Kévin Ruffray (LHYS – ICSM)
"Synthesis and physicochemical study of molecular and self-assembled d-f heterometallic systems"

Friday December 4, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Thanh-Nghi Nguyen (LMCT – ICSM)
"Modeling of concentrated aqueous solutions of f-elements using a multiscale approach"

Monday November 30, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Ernesto Scoppola (L2IA – ICSM)
"Solvent extraction: a study of the liquid/liquid interface with ligands combining x-ray and neutron reflectivity measurements"

Tuesday November 24, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Violaine Goudy (LHYS – ICSM)
"Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of polymetallic compounds for photochemistry and charge-transfer"

Monday November 9, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Romain Besnard (LTSM – ICSM)
"Synthesis of hybrid silica with high density of extractant functions"

Monday November 2, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Thibaud Nardin (L2ME – ICSM)
"Elaboration of porous and mesoporous silicon carbide via molecular way"

Tuesday October 27, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Arnaud Villard (LMCT – ICSM)
"Electrolyte solutions mixture: from modeling to application for the decontamination of the strontium by the sodium nonatitanate"

Wednesday September 23, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Alvaro Saravia (LNER/LIME – ICSM)
"Carbide fuel synthesis from nanostructured precursor: impact on the carboreduction and the physicochemical properties"

Wednesday May 27, 2015
HDR defense of Julien Cambedouzou (L2ME – ICSM)
"Matrices nanostructurées pour le confinement de la matière : l'apport des techniques de diffusion"

Friday January 23, 2015
Ph.D. defense of Xavier Beaudoux (LSFC – ICSM)
"Ultrasound-assisted reductive dissolution of lanthanide oxides and PuO2"



Thursday December 18, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Marie Guillot (LTSM – ICSM)
"Study of biomass treatment through hydrothermal conditions for the recovering of high value molecules and materials"

Monday December 15, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Julien Martinez (LIME – ICSM)
"Sintering of (U,Ce)O2 and (U,Pu)O2: impact of the physico-chemical parameters inherited from the preparation and conversion of the precursors"

Friday December 1, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Rémi Poirot (LCPA-LHYS – ICSM)
"Extraction of palladium using malonamides: behaviour and specificity compared to the lanthanides"

Monday November 21, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Simon Chapron (LTSM – ICSM)
"Synthèse et évaluation de complexants aqueux pour la séparation Américium/Curium"

Monday November 17, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Alban Gossard (LNER – ICSM)
"Synthèse d’oxydes par voie sol-gel colloïdale : Application aux précurseurs de combustibles nucléaires"

Thursday November 6, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Olivia Pécheur (LTSM-DRCP – ICSM)
"Compréhension des mécanismes synergiques pour l’extraction de l’uranium des mines de phosphates"

Friday June 27, 2014
Ph.D. defense of Aude Charlot (LNER – ICSM)
"Elaboration et caractérisation de revêtements submicroniques obtenus par électrodéposition de nanoparticules de silice"

Thursday April 3, 2014
HDR defense of Nicolas Clavier (LIME – ICSM)
"Frittage et dissolution de matériaux céramiques à base d’actinides : impacts de la structure et de la microstructure"



Monday December 16, 2013
PhD defense of Damien Brusselle (L2IA – ICSM)
"Self-assembly of dicarbollide molecules in aqueous solution: a new kind of surfactant"

Friday December 6, 2013
PhD defense of Fanny Cretaz (LIME – ICSM)
"Study of solubility and kinetics of dissolution of phosphates and vanadates of uranium: implications for front-end of nuclear fuel cycle"

Thursday November 14, 2013
PhD defense of Camille Cau (LSFC – ICSM)
"Influence of the synthesis method on the structural and catalytic properties of ceria-zirconia mixed oxide"

Wednesday November 13, 2013
PhD defense of Cyril Micheau (L2IA – ICSM)
"Polyethoxylated carboxylic surfactant for ion flotation"

Friday June 21, 2013
PhD defense of Pierre-Marie Gassin (L2IA – ICSM)
"Active Liquid/liquid Interfaces: contributions of non linear optics and tensiometry"

Monday March 25, 2013
PhD defense of Sabbah El Mourabit (LNER – ICSM)
"Matériaux hybrides inorganiques-organiques pour l'extraction d'uranium en milieu acide phosphorique"

Monday January 21, 2013
PhD defense of Carole Delchet (LNER – ICSM)
"Matériaux hybrides pour la séparation et le confinement d'éléments mobiles : applications au Césium"



Thursday December 20, 2012
PhD defense of Dan Tiberiu Costin (LIME – ICSM)
"Uranothorites solide solutions : From synthesis to dissolution"

Friday October 26, 2012
PhD defense of Thomas Demars (LCPA – ICSM)
"Synthesis of f metal coordination polymers : properties and conversion into inorganic solids"



Tuesday December 6, 2011
PhD defense of Denis Horlait (LIME – ICSM)
"Structural characterization of M(IV)1-xLn(III)xO2-x/2 (M = Ce, Th) mixed-oxides prepared from oxalate precursors. Multiparametric study of dissolution and microstructural evolution"

Thursday November 24, 2011
PhD defense of Bernhard Smutek (LNER – ICSM)
"Organic reactions of alcohols under hydrothermal conditions"

Thursday September 29, 2011
PhD defense of John Jairo Molina (LMCT – ICSM)
"Multi-scale modelling of ions in solution: from atomistic descriptions to chemical engineering"

Friday June 10, 2011
PhD defense of Caroline Bauer (L2IA – ICSM)
"Metal ion extractant in microemulsion: where solvent extraction and surfactant science meet"


2009 - 2010

Friday December 10, 2010
PhD defense of Wolfram Müller ( – ICSM)
"Liquid-solid extraction of cationic metals by cationic amphiphiles"

Wednesday November 3, 2010
PhD defense of Ahmed Yahia ( – ICSM)
"Etude théorique de la réactivité comparée de complexes d'organoactinides"

Friday October 23, 2009
PhD defense of Thiphaine Ribaut (ICSM)
"Study of the synthesis and self-assembly of CO2-philic copolymers with complexing groups : application to decontamination in supercritical CO2 medium"