CEA: The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, nuclear energy (fission and fusion), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.​

IRAMIS: IRAMIS “Saclay Institute of Matter and Radiation” is the 2nd Institute in size of the CEA Fundamental Research Division (DRF). IRAMIS gathers 6 joint Research Units in association with CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique or ENSICAEN. Research in physics and chemistry carried out at the Institute are in close connection with the societal issues and CEA programs :

  • Nanoscience for communication and health technologies
  • Radiation-matter interactions
  • Low-carbon Energy

Sawako (Saco) Nakamae, Dr., MAGENTA Project coordinator.

Dr. Nakamae received her PhD in Physics from Florida State University in 1999. She has worked in a wide spectrum of subjects in condensed matter physics; e.g., high-Tc superconductors, GMR (giant magneto-resistive materials), biomolecules, magnetic nanoparticles, etc. In recent years, her research has focused on thermoelectric effects in complex liquids (http://iramis.cea.fr/spec/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_visu.php?id_ast=1861&id_unit=9&id_groupe=214 ) and supermagnetism of interacting nanoparticles (http://iramis.cea.fr/spec/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_visu.php?id_ast=1278 ).

Ioulia Chikina, PhD. received her PhD degree in Physics from Moscow State University in 1993. She has worked in several laboratories in Russia and France before joining CEA in 2005. Her research interests are in the area of theoretical modelling of nanostructured fluids and materials, in particular, the thermodiffusion effects in charged liquids, she has several international collaborations.

Dr. Kakoli Bhattacharya: Post-doctoral researcher.

Dr. Bhattacharya received her PhD degree in Physics from Tezpur University in Tezpur, India in August 2017. Her PhD thesis work’s main focus was on the magnetic properties of self-assembled magnetic nanostructures and their biomedical applications. She has also worked on the magnetic nanostructures used in magnetic polymer composites for magnetophoretic trapping in microfluidic channels. In MAGENTA she will investigate the magneto-thermoelectric nature of ferrofluids.

Blanca Estela Torres Bautista: Post-doctoral researcher.

Dr. Blanca Estela Torres Bautista received her Ph.D. in Physical-Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris VI (now University of Sorbonne). Her passage in different laboratories allowed to gain experience in several fields of material characterization going from corrosion, biocorrosion, and energy storage systems; being the electrochemistry and surface analysis aspects their main research interests. Her role in MAGENTA is the electrochemical characterization of electrodes and electrolytes for the development of a thermoelectrochemical cell based on ionic liquids and ferrofluids.

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