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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.

Anne Alexandre

Aix-Marseille University - CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement en Géosciences de l'Environnement)
Scientific area : Environmental and Geosciences (ENV)
Expertise : Waste treatment, Clean technologies, circular economy, life, Environmental regulations, climate, cycle assessment, Environmental risk assessment, monitoring, Social and industrial ecology, sustainable development, Waste, by-products and residue management (including from agriculture), Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, Clean exploration and exploitation of natural resources, Climatology and climate change, Earth observations from space/remote sensing, Environmental chemistry, environmental forensics, Geochemistry, crystal chemistry, isotope geochemistry, Geology, tectonics, volcanology, physics of earths interior, seismology, Hydrology, water management, Mineralogy, petrology, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, Natural hazards, Paleoclimatology, paleoecology, Physical geography, Pollution (water, soil, sediment), rehabilitation and reconstruction of polluted areas, clean technologies, Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, Soil biology, soil functionality, soil management cosmogenic nuclides, geophysics, meteoritics

Bénédicte gastineau

Aix-Marseille University - Population-Environment-Development Laboratory, LPED
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise :


Aix-Marseille University - International, comparative and European Law - UMR DICE
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Comparative law Environnement International and européen law Health

Raquel Bertoldo

Aix-Marseille University - Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale (LPS UR849)
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Interdisciplinary and applied social psychology (health and enviornmental issues)

Sølvi Ystad

Aix-Marseille University - Laboratory PRISM - Perception Representations Image Sound Music, CNRS-AMU
Scientific area : Information Science and Engineering (ENG) / Life Sciences (LIF) / Mathematics (MAT) / Physics (PHY) / Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Social communication, verbal and non verbal communication, Cognitive psychology: learning, cognition, Phenomenology, History of art and architecture, arts-based research, Cultural heritage, cultural memory, Visual arts, performing arts, film, design, Socio-cultural psychology and social cognitionCognitive modelling, cognitive engineering, cognitive sciences, Modelling engineering, human computer interaction, natural language processing, Industrial design (product design, ergonomics, man-machine interfaces, etc.), Signal processing, Computer games, computer geometry, multi-media, augmented and virtual reality, Numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, Simulation engineering and modelling,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), Cognitive neuroscience (e.g. learning, memory, emotions, consciousness),Mathematics in Engineering and other Applied Sciences, Numerical analysis and scientific computing,Acoustics Audio signal processing, auditory perception and cognition, perceptual engineering, sound analysis and synthesis, 3D sound, multimodal perception


Aix-Marseille University - Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology, ALLSHS - IDEMEC UMR 7307 AMU-CNRS
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Gender studies, Fertility, family dynamics, policies, Migration, refugees, asylum, interethnic relations, conflicts and integration of migrants, Politics of gender, Race, Discrimination and inequalities, Identity politics, Myth, ritual, symbolic representations, religious studies, Visual arts, performing arts, film, design, Cultural heritage, cultural memory, Collective memories, identities, lieux de mémoire, oral history, Game theory, Logic of collective choice

Pr. Anne Montenach

Aix-Marseille University - Time, spaces, languages, Southern Europe, Mediterranean, UMR 7303 TELEMMe
Scientific area : Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
Expertise : Migration, refugees, asylum, interethnic relations, conflicts and integration of migrants, Rural population, agriculture, innovation, depopulation, Urban sociology, urban theory, urban studies, global cities, territorialisation, Human, economic and social geography, Social, economic, cultural and political history, Modern and contemporary history, History of ideas, intellectual history, history of science, techniques and technologies, Medieval history, Gender history, Cultural history, History of collective identities and memories, Colonial and post-colonial history, global and transnational history, entangled histories, History of books, codicology


Aix-Marseille University - Faculty of Science/Physics of the Ionic and Molecular Interactions (PIIM)
Scientific area : Chemistry (CHE) / Physics (PHY)
Expertise : Organic chemistry, Organic reaction mechanisms, Analytical chemistry, Chemical reactions: mechanisms, dynamics, kinetics and catalytic reactions, Chemistry of condensed matter, Mass spectrometry, Method development in chemistry, Molecular dynamics, Physical chemistry, Quantum chemistry, Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques, Surface chemistry, Theoretical and computational chemistry, Graphene, carbon nanotubes, Water splittingAtomic physics, Chemical Physics, Cold/Ultra-cold atoms and molecules, Laser physics, Metrology and measurement, Molecular physics, Statistical physics (gases), Quantum optics, Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, Films and Interfaces, Fluid dynamics, Gas and plasma physics, Magnetism and strongly correlated systems, Nanophysics: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetism, nanoelectromechanics, etc., Statistical mechanics (condensed matter), Structure of solids and liquids, Surface Physics, Astrobiology, astrochemistry, Complex systems, Networks, Computational Physics, Quantum Technology and Quantum Devices

Carmen M. Ruiz Herrero

Aix-Marseille University - IM2NP (Institut Matériaux Microélectronique et Nanosciences de Provence)
Scientific area : Chemistry (CHE) / Information Science and Engineering (ENG) / Physics (PHY)
Expertise : Crystallography and X-ray diffraction, Crystallisation, Microscopy, Molecular electronics, Physical chemistry, Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques, Surface chemistry, Nano-materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles, Solar cells, Hydrogen production/storage, Nanochemistry, Materials for sensors, Structural properties of materials, Thin films, Graphene, carbon nanotubes, Intelligent materials, self-assembled materials, Catalytic materials,Numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, Electrical and electronic engineering: semiconductors, components, systems, Diagnostic and implantable devices, environmental monitoring, Electronics, photonics, Optical engineering, photonics, lasers, Wireless communications, communication, high frequency, mobile technology, Energy collection, conversion and storage, renewable energy, Materials engineering, Sensor networks, embedded systems, hardware platforms, Energy systems, smart energy, smart grids, wireless energy transferMolecular physics, Photonics, Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, Condensed matter, thermal properties, Condensed matter, transport properties, Condensed matter, mechanical and acoustical properties, lattice dynamics, Films and Interfaces, Magnetism and strongly correlated systems, Nanophysics: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetism, nanoelectromechanics, etc., Semiconductors and insulators, Nanotechnology: nanomaterials, tools and techniques, applications of nanotechnology, Optoelectronics, Photodetectors, Photonics applications, Photovoltaics and solar cells, Surface Physics, Solid-state devices, Quantum electrodynamics

Marie-dominique Franco

Aix-Marseille University - CRCM et Institut Cancer et Immunologie
Scientific area : Life Sciences (LIF)
Expertise : DNA synthesis and degradation, DNA repair and recombination, Molecular metabolism, Molecular interactions, Structural biology (e.g. crystallography, EM, NMR, PET), Applied genetic engineering, transgenic organisms, recombinant proteins, biosensors, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Epigenetics and gene regulation, Genomics and functional genomics, Genetic and genomic variation and related disorders, Proteomics, Chromosome structure organisation and dynamics, Transcriptomics, Cancer and its biological basis, Genome editing, Stem cells and cellular programming, Immunogenetics, Personalised medicine (diagnostic/prognostic biomarker, patient-orientated management solutions), Medical engineering and technology, Gene therapy, cell therapy, regenerative medicine, Biological basis of cancer immunity, Biological basis of immunity related inflammatory disorders, Immunosignalling, Drug therapy and clinical studies, Pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, Diagnostic tools (e.g. genetic, molecular diagnostic), Drug discovery and design (formulation and delivery), Immunomogy-oncology