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Jean-François Gaillard

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Earth and Planetary Sciences

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A324
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-1376Email Jean-François Gaillard

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Gaillard Research


Departments

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Education

D.Sc. Docteur Ès Sciences Physiques - Géochimie, University Denis Diderot (Paris 7) and Paris Institute of Earth Physics (I.P.G.P.), Paris, France

Dr. Docteur de 3ème cycle en Sciences de l'Eau, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

M.S. Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies en Sciences de l'Eau, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

B.S. Maîtrise de Sciences et Techniques Air et Eau, University of Savoie, Chambéry, France


Research Interests

The primary focus of the research performed in my group is to understand the molecular and biogeochemical processes that affect the fate of metals in aquatic systems. A special emphasis is to elucidate how the chemical speciation of metals controls their biouptake/bioavailability focusing on microbial species. We are conducting field studies, laboratory experiments, and using modeling approaches based on advanced analytical, microscopic, and spectroscopic methods. Our most recent activities have been centered on the chemical fate of As, Ni, and Hg in aquatic environments as well as on the environmental impacts of nano-structured materials commonly used.


Keywords: Environmental Chemistry, Metal Speciation, Biogeochemical Cycling of Metals and Metalloids, x-ray absoprtion spectroscopy


Selected Publications

  • Wu, Shushan; Gaillard, Jean François; Gray, Kimberly A., The impacts of metal-based engineered nanomaterial mixtures on microbial systems, Science of the Total Environment 780.
  • Vargas, Felipe; Alsina, Marco A.; Gaillard, Jean François; Pasten, Pablo; Lopez, Mauricio, Copper entrapment and immobilization during cement hydration in concrete mixtures containing copper tailings, Journal of Cleaner Production 312.
  • Zhou, Lang; Wallace, Samuel M.; Kroll, Kevin J.; Denslow, Nancy D.; Gaillard, Jean François; Meyer, Peter; Bonzongo, Jean Claude J., Acute and Chronic Toxicity Testing of Drinking Water Treatment Residuals in Freshwater Systems, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 40(7):2005-2014.
  • Wallace, Samuel M.; Alsina, Marco A.; Gaillard, Jean Francois, An algorithm for the automatic deglitching of X-ray absorption spectroscopy data, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 28:1178-1183.
  • Elsamadony, Mohamed; Elreedy, Ahmed; Mostafa, Alsayed; Fujii, Manabu; Gescher, Johannes; Shakeri Yekta, Sepehr; Schnürer, Anna; Gaillard, Jean François; Pant, Deepak, Perspectives on Potential Applications of Nanometal Derivatives in Gaseous Bioenergy Pathways, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 9(29):9563-9589.
  • Zhou, Lang; Wallace, Samuel M.; Denslow, Nancy D.; Gaillard, Jean François; Meyer, Peter; Bonzongo, Jean Claude J., A Screening Approach for the Selection of Drinking Water Treatment Residuals for Their Introduction to Marine Systems, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 40(4):1194-1203.
  • Desmau, Morgane; Alsina, Marco A.; Gaillard, Jean François, XAS study of Sn speciation in toothpaste, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 36(2):407-415.
  • Jung, Jaeyoung K.; Alam, Khalid K.; Verosloff, Matthew S.; Capdevila, Daiana A.; Desmau, Morgane; Clauer, Phillip R.; Lee, Jeong Wook; Nguyen, Peter Q.; Pastén, Pablo A.; Matiasek, Sandrine J.; Gaillard, Jean François; Giedroc, David P.; Collins, James J.; Lucks, Julius B., Cell-free biosensors for rapid detection of water contaminants, Nature biotechnology 38(12):1451-1459.