Marinella MAZZANTI

17 Rue des Martyrs, Grenoble 38054, France

Open Positions


Phd positions  available  in uranium and lanthanide chemistry for the year 2013-2014

Spontaneous applications from post-docs with a very high level cv will be considered.



1985: Master in coordination chemistry at the University of Pisa (Italy) and University of Columbia, New York (USA) (supervisors: Prof. C. Floriani and Prof. S. Gambarotta)

1990: PhD in Coordination Chemistry at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) (supervisor Prof. C. Floriani)

1991-1992: Post-Doc at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) in the group of Prof. W. H. Armstrong

1992-1993:Post-Doc at the University of California, Davis (USA) in the group of Prof. Alan Balch

1994-1996: Marie-Curie Post-Doctoral fellow, at the CEA-Grenoble in the group of Dr. J-C Marchon

1996-present  Research Scientist and Group Leader in the "Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Biologique" at CEA Grenoble

 Research Interests

I Uranium Chemistry: From Unusual Oxidation States to Polymetallic Clusters

II Luminescent Lanthanide-Based Molecular and Supramolecular Architectures

III Contrast agents for MRI: theory and synthesis




 Other Group Members 


Research Scientists

Daniel Imbert (Photophysical Properties of Lanthanides)

Post-Docs past
Fabien Burdet ,
Pawel Horeglad (Reactivity Low-valent Uranium; U(V) Coordination Chemistry)

Clement Bonnot (Lanthanide Supramolecular Chemistry)

Marion Giraud (Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents)

Biplab Biswas (Uranium Cluster Compounds and Mononuclear Azido compounds)

Roy Copping (Uranyl(V) and Neptunyl(V)  compounds)

PhD Students Past

Aline Nonat (Gadolinium Based MRI Contrast Agents and Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes)

Claire Marchal (Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes and Coordination Polymers)

Gregory Nocton (Reactivity Low-valent Uranium; U(V) Coordination Chemistry)

Eugen Andreiadis (Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes ; Heteropolymetallic f-d Complexes)

Gulay Bozoklu (Lanthanide Based Luminescent Supramolecular Architectures)

Gaylord Tallec (Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents)

 PhD Students Current

Victor Mougel (Chemistry of pentavalent uranyl)

 Clement Camp (ENS) (Reactivity of low valent uranium)

Valentin Guidal (small molecule activation)

Post-Docs Current





Dr. Christelle Gateau (CEA-Grenoble) , Dr. Pascal Fries (Cea-Grenoble), Dr.Jacques Pecaut (Cea-Grenoble)

Prof. Jean-Claude Bünzli (EPFL Lausanne), Prof. Lothar Helm (EPFL Lausanne), Dr. Melissa Denecke (INE Karlsruhe) 
Dr. Norman Edelstein (LBNL) Berkely, USA

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