[CONFERENCE] IMPLANTEUS LECTURES Eric Michel
20 JANVIER 2021 Avignon Université.
Using medical imaging methods in environmental sciences
- Eric MICHEL (INRAE Avignon): NMR and MRI to unravel the fate of contaminants in the soil
Eric MICHEL email@example.com
Eric has a background in polymer physics, colloidal systems and interfaces.
After a postdoctoral stay at the University of California at Santa Barbara, he joined EMMAH, a joint research laboratory between INRAE and Avignon university in 2005.
His research focuses on colloidal particle fate in soils, and their impact on contaminant transfer, on an experimental and modeling point of view.
Eric is also interested in understanding and modeling preferential – bypass – water and solute flow in the largest soil pores such as earthworm burrows.
He contributes to the development of time-resolved internal investigation techniques to record quantitative information on colloid and solute fate directly inside the soil.
Eric is part of DISCOVE, a young multidisciplinary team that addresses issues related to the sustainable management of soil, water, biodiversity, as well as chemical and microbial risks.
NMR and MRI to monitor the fate of contaminants in soils
Industry, agriculture and households use chemical substances, some of which are persistent and/or toxic.
After use and disposal, these contaminants can reach the soil surface and subsequently compromise the quality of groundwater and crops, and pose a threat to soil biota.
This conference will show how NMR and MRI can provide information on the dynamics of pollutants in soil; and how these previously inaccessible data can ultimately contribute to improving models used to predict groundwater quality or the bioavailability of contaminants in soils.