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The advisors must be selected among the 4 recruiting universities, AMU, UAM, SUR and ULB. Co-advisors must be selected among the 10 universities listed on the Partner Universities section (recruiting universities + associated universities).

It is not mandatory to select an advisor from this database; this search tool is meant as an assistance to candidates, but you may contact potential advisors from the four recruiting universities who are not on this list. Please visit the research centers links.

Note that for AMU and ULB, only one contact person per research institute is listed, who will assist you in finding a supervisor that matches your research subject. Use the CIVIS3i contact form to request assistance.

When contacting a potential advisor, CIVIS3i recommends that you present yourself, attach your CV including links to your online academic profiles (which should be updated), indicate what is the reason for your contact, the fellowship programme name (mention it is a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND programme) and website, your tentative title and an abstract if you have one ready, and why do you think this researcher is the best fit for your project. Add also what is required from the advisor (eg, contribution to the proposal preparation, typical postdoctoral supervision, duties during the fellowship such as progress reports, etc). You may indicate that if this researcher is currently not available to supervise you, you’d be grateful if she/he could recommended colleagues suitable to supervise your research. Kindly ask for a reply and indicate the maximum reply date ("please kindly reply by XXX"). Please translate the email into the language of the country (eg, French if you are contacting a researcher from AMU) and include also the English text at the end of the message.


Aix-Marseille University - Risks, ECO-systems, Vulnerability, Environment, Resilience - Recover, UMR 1467,INRAE-AMU
Scientific area : Environmental and Geosciences (ENV)
Expertise : Systems evolution, biological adaptation, phylogenetics, systematics eco-genomic interactions

Nathalie Bonnardel

Aix-Marseille University - PSYCLE (research center on the Psychology of Cognition, Language and Emotion - UR 3273)
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Development studies, Information & communication technology and the world of work, Information society and education, Crisis communication theory and procedures, Social communication, verbal and non verbal communication, Cognitive psychology: learning, cognition, Development across the life-span and developmental psychopathology, Ergonomics, human factors, user modelling, and neuroergonomics, Education systems, institutions and policies, sociology of education, Theories of conflict, violence and security, Negotiation and mediation, Work, employment, precariousness, Educational assessment, feedback, Learning technologies, e-learning, tutoring systems, learning analytics, Teaching and learning methodologies, pedagogy, andragogy, psychology of education, Visual arts, performing arts, film, design, Ageing, health social policies, Socio-cultural psychology and social cognition, Sports and entertainment law, Use of language: pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, second language teaching and learning, lexicography, terminology, Communication networks, media, including social media, information society Creativity, Human-Computer Interaction


Aix-Marseille University - Laboratoire de Chimie de l'Environnement LCE
Scientific area : Chemistry (CHE)
Expertise : Photochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Chromatography, Photocatalysis, Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques, Separation techniques/extraction, Chemical reactions: mechanisms, dynamics, kinetics and catalytic reactions atmospheric chemistry, identification of pollutants, non targeted and isotopic analytical methods

Tristan Vigliano

Aix-Marseille University - Aix-Marseille Interdisciplinary Center for Literature Studies, UR 4235, CIELAM
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Literary theory and comparative literature, literary styles, Modern literature, African literature, Medieval literature, History of literature, Comparative literature, Contemporary literature, Globalization, glocalization, antiglobalism, Migration, refugees, asylum, interethnic relations, conflicts and integration of migrants Creative writing , Travel writing , Ecocritic , Ecopoetic , Nature writing

Fabienne Castell

Aix-Marseille University - UFR Sciences / Institute of Mathematics of Marseille (I2M)
Scientific area : Mathematics (MAT)
Expertise : Algebraic number theory, Algebraic topology, Analytic number theory, Category theory and algebraic structures, Complex analysis, Differential Geometry, Functional analysis, General topology, Group Theory, Harmonic analysis, Homological algebra, Low dimensional topology, Mathematical logic and set theory, Algorithms and complexity, Complex geometry, Ordinary Differential Equations and, Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations, Probability, Data Analysis, Mathematical aspects of Biology, Mathematical aspects of Computer Science, Ring theory, Control Theory, Mathematical aspects of Physics, Mathematics in Engineering and other Applied Sciences, Numerical analysis and scientific computing, Optimization, Statistics, Graph Theory, Algebraic geometry,


Aix-Marseille University - Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille LAM
Scientific area : Physics (PHY)
Expertise : Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) , QSO, Astronomical instrumentation: telescopes, detectors, techniques, Clusters of galaxies and large scale structures, Cosmology, Dark matter, dark energy, Formation and evolution of galaxies, Formation, structure and evolution of stars, Gravitational lensing, Interstellar medium, Extrasolar planets and exoplanets, Solar system and planetary science Machine learning

Vincent Hok

Aix-Marseille University - Laboratoire de Neuroscience Cognitive LNC, UMR 7291
Scientific area : Life Sciences (LIF) / Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Gender studies, Development studies, Biological psychology: mind-body connection, health, stress and disease, Cognitive psychology: learning, cognition, Development across the life-span and developmental psychopathology, Ergonomics, human factors, user modelling, and neuroergonomics, Evolution of mind and cognitive functions, animal communication, Formal, cognitive, functional and computational linguistics, Neuropsychology and neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: acquisition, comprehension , production, Social communication, verbal and non verbal communicationAgeing, Cognitive neuroscience (e.g. learning, memory, emotions, consciousness), Behavioural neuroscience (e.g. sleep, rhythms, speech, handedness), Sensory perception (nose and smell, tongue and taste, eyes and vision, ears and hearing, skin, pain, touch and movements), Psychiatric disorders and clinical psychology (e.g. schizophrenia, autism, Tourettes syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, addiction), Neurological disorders (e.g. Alzheimers disease, Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons disease), Neuroimaging and computational neuroscience, Physiology of nerves and motor systems, Molecular and cellular neuroscience, Neural development and neuroplasticity,

Maxime Nicolas

Aix-Marseille University - University institute of thermal and industrial systems, IUSTI
Scientific area : Information Science and Engineering (ENG) / Physics (PHY)
Expertise : Numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, Simulation engineering and modelling, Fluid mechanics, hydraulic-, turbo-, and piston engines, Energy collection, conversion and storage, renewable energy, Civil engineering, Aerospace engineeringFluid dynamics, Films and Interfaces, Soft condensed matter Biomechanics, fire propagation, shock waves, thermal physics

Olivier Siri

Aix-Marseille University - Marseille Interdisciplinary Center for Nanoscience, CINaM
Scientific area : Chemistry (CHE) / Physics (PHY)
Expertise : Catalytic materials, Heterocyclic chemistry, Molecular chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Crystallisation, Physical chemistry of biological systems, Medicinal chemistry, Surface chemistry, Solar cells, Nano-materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles, Intelligent materials, self-assembled materials, Solid state materials, Coordination chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Stereochemistry, Homogeneous catalysis, Surface modification, Photocatalysis, Photochemistry, Graphene, carbon nanotubes, Water splitting, Materials for sensorsCondensed matter, thermal properties, Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, Condensed matter, mechanical and acoustical properties, lattice dynamics, Nanophysics: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetism, nanoelectromechanics, etc., Films and Interfaces, Condensed matter, transport properties, Semiconductors and insulators, Phase transitions, phase equilibria, Spintronics, Surface Physics, Statistical mechanics (condensed matter), Photovoltaics and solar cells, Soft condensed matter Nanoscience

Francesca Petrella

Aix-Marseille University - Faculty of Economics and Management/Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages and Humanities/ Institute of Labor Economics and Industrial Sociology (LEST)
Scientific area : Economic Sciences (ECO) / Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Migration, refugees, asylum, interethnic relations, conflicts and integration of migrants, Qualitative methods, ethnography, case studies, Social economy, social entrepreneurship, Social integration, exclusion, inequalities, participation and prosocial behaviour, Sociology of education, Migration policy, Work, employment, precariousness, Transformation of societies, democratization, social movements,Social economics, welfare economics, Circular economy, Labour economics, Human resources management, Start-ups, new business models in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship interdisciplinarity, international comparison