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Marie-Pierre Krafft

Marie Pierre Krafft was born in 1960 in Oran (Algeria). She obtained her Ph.D. (1989) and Habilitation (1995) from the University of Nice, where she worked with Professor Jean Riess on the synthesis and evaluation of fluorinated surfactants for stabilization of oxygen-carrying perfluorocarbon emulsions. She did post-doctoral work in California (1990) and Japan (1996). Presently a Research Director (DR1) at the Charles Sadron Institute (CNRS) and University of Strasbourg, she focuses on self-assembled systems and in particular on the synthesis and uses of fluorinated components for the engineering and functionalization of such systems. She investigates multicompartmented micro- and nano-scale objects, including surface films, vesicles, tubules, emulsions and microbubbles, with applications in biomedical sciences (lung surfactant, tissue oxygenation, cell adhesion control, diagnosis) and materials sciences (control of nanoparticle organization on flat or spherical nanopatterned surfaces for multiscale devices). She has published over 120 articles in International Journals (h index 32, 2800 citations, June 2014) and holds 9 patents. She is a Section Editor for Current Opinion in Colloids and Interfacial Science and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Henri Moissan Prize (Fluorine Chemistry), of the Scientific Committee of the International Symposia on Blood Substitutes, and of the Executive Committee of the French Network on Fluorine Chemistry.