Docteur Marie-Pierre Krafft

Directrice de Recherche au CNRS

Marie-Pierre KrafftMarie Pierre Krafft was born in 1960 in Oran (Algeria). She obtained her Ph.D. (1989) and Habilitation (1995) from the University of Nice, where she worked with Professor Jean Riess on the synthesis and evaluation of fluorinated surfactants for stabilization of oxygen-carrying perfluorocarbon emulsions. She did post-doctoral work in California (1990) and Japan (1996). Presently a Research Director (DR1) at the Charles Sadron Institute (CNRS) and University of Strasbourg, she focuses on self-assembled systems and in particular on the synthesis and uses of fluorinated components for the engineering and functionalization of such systems. She investigates multicompartmented micro- and nano-scale objects, including surface films, vesicles, tubules, emulsions and microbubbles, with applications in biomedical sciences (lung surfactant, tissue oxygenation, cell adhesion control, diagnosis) and materials sciences (control of nanoparticle organization on flat or spherical nanopatterned surfaces for multiscale devices). She has published over 120 articles in International Journals (h index 32, 2800 citations, June 2014) and holds 9 patents. She is a Section Editor for Current Opinion in Colloids and Interfacial Science and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Henri Moissan Prize (Fluorine Chemistry), of the Scientific Committee of the International Symposia on Blood Substitutes, and of the Executive Committee of the French Network on Fluorine Chemistry.



Dr. Marie Pierre KRAFFT

Directeur de Recherche CNRS

Institut Charles Sadron (UPR 22)
Université de Strasbourg
23 rue du Loess
67034 Strasbourg
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  • 2nd Indian Intl. Symp. Fluorine Chemistry 2014, Hyderabad (Plenary Lecture)
  • Ultrasonics 2014, Lisbon (Sept. 2014) (Keynote)
  • Bordeaux Fluorine Days, Bordeaux (July 2014) (Keynote)
  • CSIC/CNRS Joint Workshop, Madrid (Nov. 2013)
  • The Society for Analytical Chemistry, Copenhagen (Oct. 2013)
  • 5th Intl. Workshop on Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances in Materials, Humans and Environment, Helsingör (Oct. 2013) (Keynote)
  • Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl Surfactants and Polymers, Helsingör (Oct. 2013)
  • 4th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials (ASAM-4), Taipei (Oct. 2013) (Keynote)
  • Graduiert Kolleg “Fluorine: the Key Element”, Freie Universität & Humboldt Universität Berlin (June 2013)
  • Europ. Materials Research Science Society (EMRS) Meeting, Strasbourg (May 2013) (Keynote)
  • Journée Thématique du Réseau Français du Fluor, Fluor et Matériaux Hybrides, Versailles (March 2013)
  • World Congress on Oleo Science, Sasebo Nagasaki, Japan (Oct 2012) (Keynote)
  • 8th Japanese-French Seminar Fluorine Chemistry, Kyoto (July 2012)
  • 7thLipidomics Congress: Lipids in All States, Anglet-Biarritz (Oct. 2010)
  • XIIth Intl. Symp. Blood Substitutes, Parma (Aug. 2009)
  • Journée Thématique du Réseau Français du Fluor, Montpellier (Nov. 2009)
  • Colloque Francophone des Cristaux Liquides, Orsay (Sept. 2009)
  • 1ère Journée “NanoSMS Alsace, Strasbourg (Nov. 2008)
  • 13èmes Journées de Formulation (SFC), Nancy (Dec. 2008)
  • 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston (Aug. 2007) (KeyNote)
  • 15th European Symp. Fluorine Chemistry (15thISFC), Prague (July 2007) (KeyNote)
  • Japanese-French Seminar Fluorine Chemistry, Reims (July 2007)
  • Symp. Sonderforschungsbereich, Collaborative Research Centre, Münster (June 2007)
  • Table Ronde du Réseau Français du Fluor - Dérivés Fluorés & Santé, Paris (Feb. 2007)
  • Annual Meeting of the French-German Network “Complex Fluids: From 3 to 2 Dimensions”, Strasbourg (July 2006)
  • Journée Fédération Physique et Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Strasbourg (Nov. 2006)
  • Club Emulsion 2005, Montpellier (Sept. 2005)
  • 6ème Colloque Francophone sur la Chimie Organique du Fluor, Isle-sur-Sorgue (May2005) (Keynote)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Symp., Manchester (Oct. 2005)
  • Intl. Forum Nanostructured Fluorinated Materials, Milan &Como (Oct.. 2005)
  • 17th Intl Symp. Fluorine Chemistry (17thISFC), Shangai (July 2005) (Keynote)
  • French-Japanese Joint Seminar on Fluorine Chemistry, Kyoto (July 2005)
  • 1st Intl. Symp. Fluorous Technologies, Bordeaux (July 2005) (Keynote)
  • XthIntl. Symp. Blood Substitutes (10-ISBS), Providence (RI) (June 2005)
  • Symp. Surfactants and Dispersed Systems in Theory and Practice, Polanica (June 2005)
  • Fluor & Surfaces, Réseau Français du Fluor (GIS), Le Mans (Nov. 2004)
  • Bioadhesion Biocontamination Network, Strasbourg (Oct. 2004)
  • Self-Assembly in Surfactant Systems, Royal Chem. Soc., London (April 2003)
  • IXth Intl. Symp. Blood Substitutes (9-ISBS), Tokyo (March 2003)
  • Keio University Intl. Symp. Life Science and Medicine - Research and development of artificial oxygen carrier, Tokyo (March 2003)
  • Eurochem I, Société Française de Chimie, Toulouse (July 2002)
  • Intl. Symp. Self-Assembly - The Future, Massa Maritima (April 2002)
  • CRIN Heterochemistry "Fluorine and silicon composites", Paris (June 2001)
  • Int. Workshop on Recent Advances on Fluorinated Surfactants, Avignon (Jan. 2001).
  • 16th Intl. Symp. Fluorine Chemistry, Durham (July 2000) (Keynote)
  • 216th Am. Chem. Soc. Natl. Meeting, Fluorinated Surfaces, Coatings & Films Symp., Boston (Aug. 1998) (Keynote)
  • European Young Chemists Workshop "Colloid Synthesis & Characterization" (European Research Council Chemistry Committee (CERC-3), Bristol (April 1998)
  • CRIN Heterochemistry "Supercritical fluids", Paris (June 1999)
  • Gecom-Concoord 98, Noirmoutier (May 1998)
  • 15th Intl. Symp. Fluorine Chemistry, Vancouver (Aug. 1997) (KeyNote)
  • 6th Israeli Conf. Surface & Colloid Science, Zichron-Yaakov (Oct. 1994)
  • 205th Am. Chem. Soc. Natl. Meeting, Symp. Colloid & Surface Chemistry Fluorocarbons & Highly Fluorinated Amphiphiles, Denver (April 1993)



2014 Co-Editor of a themed issue "Fluorine in Soft Matter Science" for J. Fluorine Chemistry (with Prof. P. Kirsch, Merck)
2013 Co-Organizer of the Europ. Symp. Fluorine Chem. (Paris 2013).
2013 Co-Organizer and Member of the Scientific Committee of the French Symp. Liquid Crystals (Strasbourg)
2012- Member of the Henri Moissan Prize International Selection Committee

JSPS Invited Scientist (5 weeks, Doshisha University, Japan)

2012-2016 National Award for Excellency in Science (Ministry of Research & Education)
2011 Organizer of the French Symp. Fluorine Chem. (Obernai)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Symp. Liquid Crystals (Rennes)

2010 Organizer of a One-Day JSPS/CNRS Joint Seminar
2010 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Intl. Soft Matter Conference (Granada)
2009 Member of the Adolphe Pacault Prize Selection Committee
2008- Member of the Executive Office of the French Fluorine Network
2006-2007 Member of the User Committee of the SOLEIL Synchrotron
2007 Workshop of the European School of Transfusion Medicine (Parma)
2005- Member of the Scientific Committees of Intl. Symp. Blood Substitutes (Providence 2005; Beijing 2007; Parma 2009, Boston 2011, Chengdu 2013)
2005- Member of the Scientific Committee of the French Physical Chemistry Division
2005- Leader of the Research Team on Fluorinated Colloids and Interfaces of the ICS
2003 Guest Editor of a Special Issue on “Fluorinated Colloids and Interfaces” for Curr. Opin. Colloids Interf. Sci.
2003-2005 Leader of the Colloids and Interfaces Research Group of the ICS.
1993 Organon Teknika Award