Electroactive Biofilms: exploration of novel sources of electroactive microorganisms, electronic transfer mechanisms, biofilm structuring on electrodes, electro-microbial kinetics, microbial community functions
Bioelectrochemical systems: processes for the application of electroactive biofilms (microbial fuel cell, microbial electrolysis cell, microbial electrosynthesis, microbial electrochemical snorkel…), scale-up of microbial electrodes, upscaling of electromicrobial processes
Microbes – cementitious materials interactions: bio-reactivity of micro-organisms and biodeterioration of cement-based materials in extreme conditions (hyper alkaline environments, high pressure of hydrogen, high salts content).
Application & Teaching
Research interest: biofilm engineering, microorganisms – conductive surface interactions, biodeterioration
Applications: Energy production, wastes and wastewater treatment, sustainability of microbial processes
– 10 PhD students: D. Pocaznoï (2012), S. Debuy (2014), E. Blanchet (2016), C. Voegel (2017), P. Chong (2018), A. El Abed (ongoing), E. Roubaud (ongoing), P. Albina (ongoing), M. Hoareau (ongoing), C. Pérez (ongoing).
– 7post-docs : L. Soussan (2011), C. Kassim (2012), S. Ketep (2013), Y. Rafrafi (2013), M. Rimboud (2014), W. Richard (2017), N. Durban (ongoing)
Stays as a visiting researcher : Université de La Manouba, Tunisie (2017-2018)
Teaching activities: Electroactive biofilms, from fundamentals to applications; Microbial fuel cells and recent new biotechnological applications
Academic partners : IRSTEA Antony, IRSTEA Rennes, LBE Narbonne, MICALIS Jouy-en Josas, ECOFOG Martinique, CEA Saclay, LEMIRE, CEA Cadarache, LETI, CEA Grenoble, LMDC Toulouse, LISBP Toulouse, ISTerre Grenoble, Mines Lille-Douai, LME Fès, University of New Mexico, CNR-IRSA, University La Sapienza, National Technical University of Athens, Université de la Manouba
Industrial partners: 6TMIC, Suez, Andra, Amphos 21, Ecocem, Cousté Solutions