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Pr Didier Gourier


Academic degrees

1981 : PhD in Physic and chemistry of Materials, University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris 6
1976 : Chemical engineer from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris

Main collective and official responsabilites

1992-2005 : Dean of research (deputy head) at Chimie ParisTech.
2001-2004 : Director of UMR-CNRS 7574 Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris ; from 2001 to present : director of the Chimie ParisTech component of UMR-CNRS 7574..
1999-2003 : Adviser for chemistry at the Direction of Research of the Ministry of Research.
2006-2009 : Member of the Direction of strategy of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
1998 Member of the program committee of the action “Sustainable growth”, 5th European Program of research and development.
2004-2007 : president of the French EPR society.

Research fields

Physical chemistry of defects in optical materials (laser, photochromism, cathodoluminescence, ...) and materials for advanced batteries.
Use of paramagnetic defects of carbonaceous matter in exobiology and cosmochemistry.
Non linear magnetic properties (bistability, stochastic resonance, ...) of electrons in solids, optical bistability.
Methodology in EPR and ENDOR spectroscopies.
128 publications in ISI referenced international journals, 8 publications in journals of national audience, 2 patents, 3 book chapters.


Quantum mechanics of radiation-matter interactions, Spectroscopy,
Electronic structure of materials (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris - Chimie ParisTech)
Nanosciences (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris - Chimie ParisTech) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie


Professeur at the Institut Universitaire de France 1992-1996
Paul Langevin Prize of the French Academy of Sciences 1995
Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Académiques 1999

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