Dr. Mélanie AUFFAN, Ph.D.

CEREGE CNRS Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France, EU

Specialization: Surface reactivity, Ecotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials during their life cycle

Position: member of the steering committee of CEINT (US Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology) and iCEINT (International Consortium for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology), CEREGE CNRS Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France, EU


At the NANOCON 2013 conference Melanie Auffanis will present a key-note lecture at the Session D – Health, Safety
and Environment Challenges.

Research Interests:
Melanie Auffanis is a CNRS researcher at the CEREGE since 2009 and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke University (NC-USA). She holds a doctorate in Geosciences (Aix-Marseille University, France, EU) about the relations between surface reactivity of metal oxide nanoparticles and their biological effects. Her research focuses on the physico-chemical behavior and (eco)toxicity of nanomaterials at different stages of their life cycle and from cellular to mesocosms scale.

She is employing synchrotron-based techniques to study mechanisms at a molecular level. Since 2012 she is an active member of the SERENADE consortium devoted to safer ecodesign research and education applied to nanomaterial development.

  • 'C'Nano interdisciplinarity 2009', French C'nano network
  • '2009 Outstanding Postdoc', Duke university (USA)
  • 'Young researcher 2008', Europole Mediterraneen de l'Arbois
  • 'Hauy-Lacroix 2008', French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography


Publication activity (selected):

Next articles of M. Auffanis are on the web site http://wiesner.cee.duke.edu/node/778