Assistant professor, Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 28Office: 2008

Current researches

Synthesis and caracterization of recyclable nanoparticles and composites of various sizes, shapes and morphologies for water pollution (surface chemistry, adsorption / desorption, etc.)

Academic background

2006: Ph.D in Physics and Chemistry of Matter and Materials – Henri Poincaré University – Nancy I, Faculty of Science and Technology (University of Lorraine).

Research background

  • Ph.D thesis defended in 2006 at the University of Lorraine: crystallization of hybrid materials such as transition metals hydroxydicarboxylates and their magnetism properties (hydrothermal synthesis, structure resolution by ab initio from powder X-ray diffraction and structure-magnetic and luminescence properties relationship )
  • ATER (2006-2007): Fernand Fievet research team from the ITODYS laboratory (Paris Diderot University): Synthesis of nanoparticles by the polyol method
  • Post-doctorat (2007-2009): Condensed Matter Chemistry laboratory in Paris (Dr Clément Sanchez-Collège de France-NANO team-Corinne Chanéac): development of concentrated solutions of nanoparticles for doping (Er (III), Cr (IV)) of optical fibers by “Chimie douce” techniques on behalf of the company Draka-Comteq.
  • Associate professor at the University of Strasbourg (2009-)
    • IPCMS: Department of Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
    • Education: European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM),
    • Hybrid materials team (2009-2018): development of hybrid dye solar cells based on zinc oxide nanowires obtained by hydrothermal method.
  • CEFUN team (Chemical Engineering of functional nanomaterials) (2019 -) Development of iron oxide nanoclusters for pollution control.


J. Vaz-Ramos, T. Lucante, J.-M. Greneche, C. Leuvrey, V. Papaefthymiou, S. Zafeiratos, A. Carton, D. Begin, S.L. Calve, S. Bégin-Colin, Impact of tannic acid on iron oxide nanoclusters synthesized by a polyol solvothermal method, Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 689 (2024).
L. Schlur, A. Carton, G. Pourroy, A new zinc hydroxy acetate hydrogen carbonate lamellar phase for growing large and clean ZnO nanorod arrays, Chemical Communications 51 (2015) 3367–3370.
L. Schlur, A. Carton, P. Leveque, D. Guillon, G. Pourroy, Optimization of a New ZnO Nanorods Hydrothermal Synthesis Method for Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Applications, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 2993–3001.
B. Azeredo, A. Carton, C. Leuvrey, C. Kiefer, D. Ihawakrim, S. Zafairatos, M. Gallart, P. Gilliot, B.P. Pichon, Synergistic photo optical and magnetic properties of a hybrid nanocomposite consisting of a zinc oxide nanorod array decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6 (2018) 10502–10512.