Research Director CNRS at the Sciences Chemistry Institute
University of Rennes, France
Virginie NAZABAL is a research director at CNRS. She obtained her Ph.D. in solid state chemistry from the University of Bordeaux (France) in 1999, after a master’s degree at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Paris VI. She joined NIMS (Tsukuba, Japan) during her post-doctoral fellowship in 2000-2001 to participate in the development of combinatorial chemistry for glass sciences. Her research activity at the CNRS is devoted to glassy materials for optics at the Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) at the University of Rennes. She received a bronze medal from CNRS in the field of materials chemistry in 2010. She participates in various research projects at the national and international level and she is the co-author of more than 190 publications. During the last 10 years, she developped activities in the field of infrared optical sensors (Pollutec-Ademe Award 2011, Innovative Techniques for the Environment), mid-infrared fluorescent sources and non linear photonics.