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Hervé Desvaux


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Assistant: Mrs. Carole Becquet, +33 1 69 08 70 38

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Professional activity

Head of IRAMIS
Researcher in CEA since 1994
Senior expert

Thema of Research

I am mainly involved in the development of NMR in order to allow better characterization of internal molecular dynamics and to improve the NMR signal through resorting to optically polarized noble gas. My main achievements are:

My current main activities concern the three last points that is the non-linear effects which can be observed in liquid-state NMR. This work is developped in collaboration with the groupes of P.J. Nacher at ENS (Paris) and N. Müller at Univ. J. Keppler (Linz, Austria). In 2013, a common projet, named IMAGINE for "NMR Investigation of MAGnetization-Induced Non-linear Effects" financed by ANR and FWF has been lanched (Austrian web site of the project). A SME, RS2D (Bischwiller, France) also collaborate with us.

The collaboration with N. Müller is also supported by bilateral collaboration project (Austria-France) "Effects of chemical exchange on NMR spectra at high nuclear spin polarisation". In this framework and thanks to the WTZ Amadée Award 2013, N. Müller and H. Desvaux have organized the 1st Austrian-French NMR Symposium 2013 at the institut Français in the center of Vienna (19-20 September 2013).

Curiculum Vitae

1988-92 Scholarship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
1993 Ph-D thesis,
1998 Habilitation to lead research

1990-93 Ph-D thesis in the Service de Chimie Moléculaire CEA/Saclay, Supervisor Pr. Maurice Goldman
1993-94 Post-doctoral position in the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, Supervisor Dr. Patrick Batail
1995-96 Post-doctoral position in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, Supervisor Pr. Geoffrey Bodenhausen
2009-13 Deputy-head of IRAMIS
2011-15 Member of the Academic Senate of Paris-Saclay University


List of Publications


1992-95 Courses at the Magistère Interuniversitaire de Paris
2003-05 Part-time Full Professor at the University of Evry-Val d'Essonne
2003-08 Courses of NMR in Master 2 at the University of Versailles


1994: Marie-Louise Arconati Visconti Prize
2001: ACI grant for young researcher
2013 : WTZ Amadée award with Pr. N. Müller

Former students

Master students:
1993 Céline Landon
1995 Nathalie Picqué
1997 Marina Prischepa
2001 Francisco Alvarez Salgado
2005 Sophie Béquignat

Ph-D students:
2002-05 Francisco Alvarez Salgado
2005-08 Denis J.Y. Marion web page, Thesis, Award

Post-doctoral students:
2002-03 Lionel Dubois
2009-11 Steven W. Morgan


Une petite histoire de la Résonance Magnétique Nucléaire: Conference given for the opening day of the 800MHz spectometer in Lille.

Principe et application de la Résonance Magnétique Nucléaire: Presentation prepared for the opening days of Neurospin.

Software and pulse program for real-time tuning according to the reception


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