Dr Carmen Ciotonea (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7711-356X) obtained her PhD from University of Poitiers (FR) and Technical University “Gh. Asachi” from Iasi, (RO) in july 2015. The PhD research was focused on development of materials based on non-metals (Ni, Cu and Co) with control of the metal nanoparticle size, in order to maximize the catalytic performance in the reaction of hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes.
Currently she is working as assistant professor at Engineering School Littoral Cote d’Opale and she is developing the research at Unit of Environmental Chemistry and Interactions with Living Organisms” (UCEIV)- Dir. Stephane SIFFERT), https://uceiv.univ-littoral.fr/recherche/les-equipes/catalyse/, within Catalytic Treatment And Clean Energy Team (TCEP). Her research is focused on development of advanced nanostructured materials with accurate control of nanoparticles size and localization, various functionalization of materials surface and advanced characterization. The catalytic formulations that she is preparing are used for various reactions of hydrogenation (HMF, Furfural, levulinic acid), oxidation (formaldehyde, CO) or CO2 valorization (methanation, reforming), etc.