Fabrice Salles

Chargé de Recherches CNRS

  • Coordinateur de la Commission Hygiène et Sécurité de l'ICGM (2015-)
  • HDR en 2016

A propos

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Fabrice Salles
Permanent - CR, Equipe D1
ICGM - UMR 5253
Place Eugène Batailon
Bât. 15 - 1er étage
34095 Montpellier cedex 5


He obtained his PhD in Physics and Chemistry of solids from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in contact with the CEA Cadarache in 2006, under the direction of Pr Henri Van Damme (ESPCI) and Dr Olivier Bildstein (CEA). The subject of his thesis deals with the role of swelling clays in the storage of nuclear wastes and more precisely he has studied the hydration of the swelling clays applied to the case of radioactive waste storage using both experimental (XRD, Adsorption Calorimetry and Manometry, Thermoporometry...) and electrostatic calculations.
After Post-Doc positions at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (2007) in London and at the ICGM (2008-2010) in Montpellier to study the "Impact of the flexibility of MOFs on the CO2 adsorption process: case of MIL-53(Cr)" and "Molecular simulations of adsorption and diffusion of environmental molecules (CO2, CH4, H2, H2O, ...) coupled with experiments" as research subjects, he has joined the ICGM as CNRS researcher in October 2010.

His main research is focused on Adsorption and Diffusivity of gases and molecules in porous materials (such as swelling clays, LDH, MOFs, ...) as well as a computational structure determination based on XRD data and energy minimisation techniques, using classical and quantum simulations. Additionally he is currently studying the adsorption of radioactive species in porous solids. He has been involved in different national projects : coordinator of two projects for GNR-FORPRO (ANDRA) (2011) (8k€) and NEEDS-Déchets (ANDRA-CNRS) (2013-2015) (60 k€), co-coordinator of one LABEX project (2014-2016) (85k€ for a post-doctorate fellowship) and participant of another one (2014-2017) (100 k€ for a thesis).

He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed publications ans 1 book chapter. He obtained his HDR degree allowing to supervise alone PhD students in 2016.

  • Frédéric Jaouen, Deborah Jones (ICGM/AIME)
  • Clarence Charnay (ICGM, IMNO)
  • Philippe Jund (ICGM, MESO)
  • Umit Demirci, Eddy Petit, Philippe Miele (IEM Montpellier)
  • Olivier Bildstein (CEA Cadarache)
  • Henri Van Damme (ESPCI, Paris & MIT, Boston (USA))
  • Thomas Devic (IMN, Nantes)
  • Patricia Horcajada (IMDEA Energy, Madrid (Espagne))
  • Travaux Pratiques de Chimie Minérale (L1) IUT- Montpellier (2009-2015)
  • Cours de Master Erasmus Thermodynamique (Poitiers) (2014-2015)

Thème de Recherche

  • Simulations moléculaires pour la détermination de structure en utilisant les calculs classiques et DFT des matériaux poreux
  • Simulations Monte Carlo pour prédire les isothermes et les enhtalpies d'adsorption et déterminer la répartition/organisation des molécules et ions adsorbés dans les matériaux poreux
  • Simulations de Dynamique Moléculaire pour élucider les mécanismes microscopiques de diffusion et évaluer les propriétés dynamiques des ions et molécules adsorbés dans les matériaux poreux
  • Hydratation des argiles gonflantes
  • Adsorption et diffusion dans les solides hybrides

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  • F. Salles, M. Henry and J M. Douillard
    Determination of the surface energy of kaolinite and serpentine using PACHA formalism - Comparison with immersion experiments,
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2006, 303, 617-626

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche
  • CC 043 - 1919 route de Mende
  • 34293 Montpellier cedex 5
  • Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 36 14
  • Email: direction@icgm.fr