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Hugues Girard (born in 1979) is researcher at the French Atomic Energy Commission, in the Diamond Sensor Lab. He received his PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science in 2008 at the University of Versailles, France. From 2008 to 2010, he took a postdoctoral position between the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Ecole Polytechnique, where he gained expertise on the surface chemistry of diamond nanoparticles. In 2010, he joined Diamond Sensor Laboratory (CEA) as a full time researcher, where his interests relate mainly to the biological and technological applications of diamond nanoparticles. His expertise ranges from the development of original methods for nanodiamond functionalization to the synthesis of new nanodiamond-based composite materials. In 2014, he is author of more than 35 papers in international journals with referring committee and owns 4 patents.
Research interests /Special field of expertise:
• Carbon nanomaterials
• Surface functionalization
• Drug/Gene delivery
• Diamond-based photonic devices