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52 years old

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- Member of the Photochemistry team
- Head of the Photochemistry, Reactivity and Environment (PRE) group

Doctor in Physical Chemistry (photochemist) specialized in environmental chemistry (iron) with applications for water treatment and Atmospheric Chemistry (clouds)


- Since September 2016, President of chemistry committee for the French Research National Agency (ANR)
- October 2014 to present: Directeur de Recherche CNRS 1st classe, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, UMR CNRS 6296, UBP (Blaise Pascal University)
- May 2014: Shanghai government price of high International Scientific and Technological Collaboration
- 2014-2017: CNRS Scientific Excellence Price
- 2013/2015: 4 months invited Senior Scientist, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Atmospheric particles pollution and Prevention, Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
- Oct. 2006 to Sept. 2014: Directeur de Recherche CNRS 2nd classe, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, UMR CNRS 6296, University Blaise Pascal (UBP)
- Sept. 1999 to Sept. 2000: Associated Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
- Oct. 1992 to Aug. 1999 and Oct. 2000 to Sept. 2006: Chargé de Recherche CNRS, Laboratoire de Photochimie Moléculaire et Macromoléculaire, UMR CNRS 6505, UBP


- 1997: HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), Photochemistry, University Blaise Pascal (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand, France
- 1989 to 1991: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University Blaise Pascal (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand Title: The charge transfer in a coordination complex as process of polymerisation photoinitiation


- Iron chemistry and photochemistry in water
- Advanced oxidation technology processes (TiO2 and iron, Photobiodegradation, iron organic complexes, Photo-Fenton)
- Atmospheric chemistry and photochemistry (cloud aqueous phase)
- Environmental aquatic chemistry and photochemistry of natural waters


- 146 original papers in international journal with reviewers. H index = 31, number of citations = 3125 (SCOPUS 2018/02/26)
- 177 oral communications in international conferences or invited in foreign universities (62 invited talks or plenary lectures)
- 99 posters in international conferences


- 22 PhD students (18 awarded among them 12 in co-tutelle with foreign universities)
- 17 Master students
- 18 Post-doc students or foreign colleagues
- 35 research projects, European, bilateral, PAI, French ANR, CPER, CNRS… (17 leaded among them 11 international)


- Since January 2012: Director of the Federation of Research in Environment labelled by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education;CNRS FR 3467 and INRA. This Federation brings together 450 people belonging to 16 research laboratories (all associated with CNRS, INRA or IRSTEA) with a large multidisciplinary research
- March 2012 to December 2016: Advisor for the internationalisation of research at the Clermont Auvergne University
- Strong involvement in international collaborations (China, USA, Czech Republic, Moldova, Italy, Argentina, Spain), many internships abroad
- Member of councils or committees (ANR, CNU, University, Faculty, CTP, CHS, selection committees)
- Organization of international conferences and workshops. Responsible for training mission


1) Assessment of the Fe(III)-EDDS complex in Fenton like processes: from the radical formation to the degradation of bisphenol A. W. HUANG, M. BRIGANTE, F. WU, K. HANNA, C. MOUSTY, G. MAILHOT, Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47, 1952-1959.

2) Toward a Better Understanding of Fe(III)−EDDS Photochemistry: Theoretical Stability Calculation and Experimental Investigation of 4-tert-Butylphenol Degradation. Y. WU, M. BRIGANTE, W. DONG, P. de SAINTE-CLAIRE, G. MAILHOT, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, 118, 396-403.

3) Sulfate Radical Photogeneration Using Fe-EDDS: Influence of Critical Parameters and Naturally Occurring Scavengers. Y. WU, A. BIANCO, M. BRIGANTE, W. DONG, P. DE SAINTE-CLAIRE, K. HANNA, G. MAILHOT, Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 49, 14343-14349.

4) Activation of persulfate by Fe(III) species: Implications for 4-tert-butylphenol degradation Y. WU, R. PRULHO, M. BRIGANTE, W. DONG, K. HANNA, G. MAILHOT Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 322, 380-386.

5) Disinfection of water inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis using solar/Fe(III)EDDS-H2O2 or S2O82- process A. BIANCO, I. POLO LÓPEZ; P. FERNÁNDEZ−IBÁÑEZ; M. BRIGANTE; G. MAILHOT Water Research, 2017, 118, 249-260.