I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the "Synchrotron Radiation and Medical Research" group at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
Previously, I worked in the group of Prof Tayyaba Hasan at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School for almost three years. There, I studied photodynamic therapy (PDT) and its effect on 3D models of cancer as well as the combination PDT/ radiation therapy. Before that, I completed my PhD entitled "Study of the Energy Relaxation Processes in Nanoscintillators" at the Institute of Light and Matter of the University of Lyon, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe DujardinThe main feature of my PhD was the study of scintillators, materials known to emit visible light under ionizing radiation excitation. If such phenomena starts to be well known for macroscopic samples, it remains unclear for nano samples. My goal was to study through experiments and numerical simulations the evolution of scintillators' characteristics on different systems in the limit of vanishingly small sizes.