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Walter Philippe - CV in English

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Philippe Walter

Nationality : French, born 9 May 1967


2012 – Director of the LAMS, UMR8220 and of the Féderation de Recherche NewAGLAE

2008 – 2011 Director of the Laboratory of the C2RMF, CNRS-UMR 171

2007 – Director of Research at CNRS

2005 – Associate Professor, University of Liege, Belgium

2003 – Head of the group « AGLAE » at the C2RMF

1999- 2007 Researcher at CNRS, C2RMF


2003 - Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Chemistry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

1993 - PhD in Geochemistry at University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

1989 - Master Degree in Physics at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

1986-1990 Student at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud


  • Awards : Fellow of the Fundation IXCore for Research (2009), CNRS Silver Medal (2008), Grammatikakis-Neuman Prize of Chemistry from the French Academy of Sciences (2004), CNRS Bronze Medal (2000), Prize in physical chemistry from the French Chemical Society (1994)
  • Chair or co-chair of about eight international workshop, congress or school, in particular of the schools « Molecular and Structural archaeology : how did solid-solid transformation occur ? » in 2006 and “Non-invasive analysis of painting materials” in 2010 in the framework of the International School Hubert Curien of molecular and structural archaeology, Erice, Italy. Founding member of a Gordon reserach conférence on scientific methods in Cultural Heritage research (vice chair in 2012 and chair in 2014).
  • In charge of different research programs : « Cosmetic practices during Antiquity » CNRS-L’Oréal-Ministère de la Culture (1996-2012) et « Pharmacy and Archaeology » CNRS- University Paris Sud- Ministère de la Culture and ACI Jeune chercheur (2001-2006), “NanoCHEOPS : Nanoreactors in hair for optoelectronic and Cultural Heritage conservation”, ANR (2008-2012).

Some publications (out of a total of 150)

  • De Viguerie L, Walter, P., Laval, E., Mottin, B., Solé, V.A. (2010), Revealing the sfumato Technique of Leonardo da Vinci by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49 (35), 6125–6128.
  • Tapsoda I., Arbault S., Walter Ph., Amatore C. (2010), “Finding out Egyptian Gods’ secret using analytical chemistry : biomedical properties of Egyptian black makeup revealed by amperometry at single cells”. Anal. Chem., 82 (2), pp 457–460.
  • Bleuet, E. Welcomme, E. Dooryhee, J. Susini, J.L. Hodeau, Ph. Walter (2008) - Probing the structure of heterogeneous diluted materials by diffraction tomography. Nature Materials, 7, 468 – 472.
  • Ph. Walter, E. Welcomme, Ph. Hallégot, N. J. Zaluzec, C. Deeb, J. Castaing, P. Veyssière, R. Bréniaux, J.L. Lévêque, G. Tsoucaris (2006) – Evidence for early use of nanotechnology from an ancient hair dyeing formula. Nano Letters 6/10, pp. 2215-2219.
  • Ph. Walter, P. Martinetto, G. Tsoucaris, R. Bréniaux, M.A. Lefebvre, G. Richard, J. Talabot, E. Dooryhée (1999) - Making make-up in Ancient Egypt. Nature, 397, pp. 483-484.