Professor Marie-Claire HENNION ESCPI – Area of major interest "Analytical Chemistry from concept to systems"
The laboratory "Analytical Sciences, Bioanalytical and miniaturization" at ESPCI is specialized in the set up of new multimode separation methods for analyzing very complex samples, to the design of new selective extraction phases for trace analysis in complex matrices and bioanalytical methods for in situ monitoring. These recent years, emphasis was put on miniaturized techniques.
Coordination with Xavier Vitart of the new launched "DIM Analytics" (analytical challenges, from the concept to the system) which is a network of around 50 teams working in all the various fields of analytical chemistry in Ile-de-France. The main objective is to profit from the most recent technological progresses in nanosciences, miniaturization, biotechnologies, communication sciences,… which offers many prospects for innovation to develop new methods that are more adapted to the actual societal demand (more rapid, multiplex, cost-effective, analysis from drop of samples, environmentally friendly, easy-to-use on site, ...). Priority topics for innovation are advanced separation methods for complex samples, trace and ultratrace analysis, in situ and in vivo analysis, remote analysis, surface analysis, nanometric characterization, miniaturization and lab-on-chip, mass spectrometry and imagery, data analysis. Analytical toxicology is targeted in each topic.
Xavier VITART PhD
Graduate from Ecole Centrale de Paris, PhD in chemistry,
Deputy Director at CEA (french Atomic Energy Commission) in Saclay
CEA Director of Research in Analytical Chemistry
Co-Coordinator of the DIM Analytics
Skills: analytical chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, radio-chemistry, tracers applications (mass transfert caracterization, in the field of industry and Environment).
Research and development activities in the field of Eco-Toxicity: radioactive waste management, migration of radionuclides, of pollutants, in saturated and insaturated geological media, analytical developments in the field of trace and ultra trace analysis and speciation.