Main research themes:

Biomaterials, bioceramics, bioactive coatings
Biomimetic calcium phosphates
Nanocrystalline apatites
Bone tissue engineering / Anthropology (analysis of skeletal remains)

Antimicrobial materials

Medical imaging - luminescent nanoprobes, cell targeting
Drug delivery (anti-cancerous, antibiotics, growth factors...…)

Thermodynamics, thermochemistry/calorimetry on inorganic materials
Mixed oxides and hydroxides, surface properties


CIRIMAT Institute

4 allée Emile Monso
31030 Toulouse cedex 4


- "ISCM Excellence Award" 2016 delivered to C. Drouet by the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) for "outstanding service to the field of bioceramics" ; delivered during the BIOCERAMICS 28 conference, in Charlotte, USA (october 2016)

- Research Award - Festival du savoir "La Novela" 2014 delivered in Toulouse (october 2014)

- "Racquel Legeros Award" 2013 delivered to C. Drouet by the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) for contribution to the research on calcium phosphates; delivered during the ISACB'6 International conference in Nantes (june 2013)
(weblink - Legeros Award)

- PhD prizes for directed theses:
- L. Escande prize 2017 [best theses INP 2017] / Maëla Choimet's thesis / "Particules colloïdales multifonctionnalisées pour la vectorisation d'un principe actif : vers une nouvelle formulation pour la dermatologie"
(weblink - Escande Award - Choimet PhD student)
- L. Escande prize 2012 [best theses INP 2012] / Nicolas Vandecandelaere's thesis / "Elaboration and characterization of innovative bone biomaterials based on doped calcium phosphate apatites"
(weblink - Escande Award - Vandecandelaere PhD student)
- L. Escande prize 2010 [best theses INP 2010] / Ahmed Al-Kattan's thesis / "Development of hybrid nano-systems based on biomimetic apatites dedicated to biomedical applications in cancerology"
(weblink - Escande Award - Al Kattan PhD student)


- Expert to the Court of Appeal of Toulouse
(section: Forensics - Criminalistics)
- French coordinator of the BioCapabili Engineering Cluster (French-German) - Setup/caracterization/development of antimicrobial materials
(weblink to BioCapabili cluster)

Link to websites from other members of the CIRIMAT Institute:

Maëlenn Aufray ("SURF" group - Surface, Reactivity, Protection, Corrosion): (