Pr. Christel Gervais
Christel Gervais is professor in the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (LCMCP) at Sorbonne Université since 2011. Her research activities are centered on solid state NMR spectroscopy and deal with the characterization of a wide range of materials including nitride-, oxide-, carbide- or boride-based structures, hybrid systems exhibiting an interface between an inorganic surface and (bio)organic molecules, biogenic materials…. Moreover, for a few years, she combined this experimental approach with a more theoretical one based on ab-initio calculations of NMR parameters which appears a very useful tool for a careful interpretation of experimental spectra. In addition, since materials investigated by NMR are generally disordered or even amorphous, she also extended her activities to ab initio structural modeling. She co-authored over 160 publications and was appointed Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2012.