Alain Manceau

Researcher at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and Researcher Emeritus at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Research Emphasis

  • Structural and molecular forms of trace metal(loid)s in biological and environmental matter, including mercury (Hg) and rare-earth elements (REEs).
  • Relationships between elemental speciation and contaminant distribution, mobility, bioavailability, and detoxification.
  • Application of molecular environmental science to approaches that combine phytotechnology and biogeochemical reactions for the purpose of containing, removing, or degrading contaminants in soils, sediments, and waters.
  • Structure and surface reactivity of natural nanomaterials, with applications to biogeochemical cycling of elements.

  • Highlights Publications Cover Art Biosketch

    Ab initio Modeling

    Bending of a δ-MnO2 nanosheet Migration of Co(II) into a vacancy site of δ-MnO2 and oxidation to Co(III)

    Thiolation (HS- addition) of an enone group in natural organic matter Oxidation of Tl(II) to Tl(III) over a vacancy site of δ-MnO2 and reduction of Mn(IV) to Mn(III)