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Julien Gigault

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Julien
Gigault
Scientific Researcher
Characterization of nanoparticles and their behavior in the environment

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. XXXXXX


Research Interests


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Education


2011 - 2013
Postdoctoral fellowship
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Nanoparticle Metrology for Health and the Environment Project

2008 - 2011
Ph.D. Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
Titre

2007 - 2008
M.Sc. Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

2006 - 2007
M.Sc. Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Université de Bordeaux I, France

2003 - 2005
B.Sc. Chemistry
Université de Rennes I, France

Research Experience


Scientific Researcher (Chargé de Recherche) CNRS (2020 - present)
International Research Laboratory Takuvik (CNRS / ULaval) (IRL 3376)
Université Laval, Canada

Scientific Researcher (Chargé de Recherche) CNRS (2016 - 2020)
Géosciences Rennes
Université de Rennes
https://geosciences.univ-rennes1.fr/

Scientific Researcher (Chargé de Recherche) CNRS (2014 - 2016)
Labo
Lieu

Research Scientist (2013 - 2014)
Labo
Université de Bordeaux, France

Postdoctoral fellowship (2011 - 2013)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Washington D.C., USA

Visiting Researcher (2010 - date)
Labo
University of Utah, USA

Scientific Leadership


Project coordinator (2019 - present)
CINAPE - Caractérisation et Identification de l’Impact des NAnoPlastiques dans l’Environnement
Lieu

Project coordinator and manager (2018 - present)
PEPSEA - Nanoparticles of plastics in the environment : source, prediction and impact
Lieu

French manager of the European project (2019 - present)
NANO-CARRIER - Micro and Nanoplastics as Carriers for the Spread of Chemicals and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Aquatic Environment
Lieu


Task leader, Rennes Geosciences manager (2019 - present)
PLASTISCARE project - Nano-plastiques : super-concentrateurs de polluants?
Lieu

Task leader (2019 - present)
TROPHIPLAST - Toxicité des micro et nanoparticules de plastiques vis à vis d’organismes aquatiques le long du continuum eau douce-eau marine : évaluation du transfert trophique
Lieu

Task leader (2017 - present)
EMPEC - Evaluation écotoxicologique des micro- et nano- plastiques des eaux continentales
Lieu


Project coordinator (2018)
LaCUNE-2 - Séparation et identification d’hétéro-agrégats de nanoparticules anthropiques dans l’environnement
Lieu

Project coordinator (2017)
LaCUNE - Couplage de l’Ultrafiltration séquentielle à la spectroscopie LIBD pour la caractérisation de Nanoparticules dans l’Environnement
Lieu

Project coordinator (2016)
CAPP - Caractérisation in-situ d’assemblages macromoléculaires de différentes architectures à forts enjeux environnementaux
Lieu

Project coordinator (2015)
CaPABLE - Caractérisation in-situ d’assemblages macromoléculaires de différentes architectures à forts enjeux environnementaux
Lieu

Awards


2020
CNRS bronze medal recipient, Talents 2020

Publications


2021

Catrouillet, C., Davranche, M., Khatib, I., Fauny, C., Wahl, A., & Gigault, J. (2021). Metals in microplastics: Determining which are additive, adsorbed, and bioavailable. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23(4), 553–558. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EM00017A

El Hadri, H., Lisa, J. M., Gigault, J., Reynaud, S., & Grassl, B. (2021). Fate of nanoplastics in the environment: Implication of the cigarette butts. Environmental Pollution, 268, 115170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115170

Gigault, J., El Hadri, H., Nguyen, B., Grassl, B., Rowenczyk, L., Tufenkji, N., Feng, S., & Wiesner, M. (2021). Nanoplastics are neither microplastics nor engineered nanoparticles. Nature Nanotechnology, 16(5), 501–507. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00886-4

Pradel, A., Ferreres, S., Veclin, C., El Hadri, H., Gautier, M., Grassl, B., & Gigault, J. (2021). Stabilization of Fragmental Polystyrene Nanoplastic by Natural Organic Matter: Insight into Mechanisms. ACS ES&T Water, 1(5), 1198–1208. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.0c00283

Pradel, A., Gautier, M., Bavay, D., & Gigault, J. (2021). Micro- and nanoplastics’ transfer in freezing saltwater: Implications for their fate in polar waters. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 10.1039.D1EM00280E. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EM00280E

Rowenczyk, L., Leflaive, J., Clergeaud, F., Minet, A., Ferriol, J., Gauthier, L., Gigault, J., Mouchet, F., Ory, D., Pinelli, E., Albignac, M., Roux, C., Mingotaud, A. F., Silvestre, J., Ten-Hage, L., & ter Halle, A. (2021). Heteroaggregates of Polystyrene Nanospheres and Organic Matter: Preparation, Characterization and Evaluation of Their Toxicity to Algae in Environmentally Relevant Conditions. Nanomaterials, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020482

Venel, Z., Tabuteau, H., Pradel, A., Pascal, P.-Y., Grassl, B., El Hadri, H., Baudrimont, M., & Gigault, J. (2021). Environmental Fate Modeling of Nanoplastics in a Salinity Gradient Using a Lab-on-a-Chip: Where Does the Nanoscale Fraction of Plastic Debris Accumulate? Environmental Science & Technology, 55(5), 3001–3008. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c07545

Wahl, A., Le Juge, C., Davranche, M., El Hadri, H., Grassl, B., Reynaud, S., & Gigault, J. (2021). Nanoplastic occurrence in a soil amended with plastic debris. Chemosphere, 262, 127784. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127784


2020

Baudrimont, M., Arini, A., Guégan, C., Venel, Z., Gigault, J., Pedrono, B., Prunier, J., Maurice, L., Ter Halle, A., Feurtet-Mazel, A. (2020) Ecotoxicity Of Polyethylene Nanoplastics From The North Atlantic Oceanic Gyre On Freshwater And Marine Organisms (Microalgae And Filter-Feeding Bivalves), Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 27(4), 3746–3755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04668-3

El Hadri, H., Gigault, J., Maxit, B., Grassl, B., Reynaud, S. (2020) Nanoplastic From Mechanically Degraded Primary And Secondary Microplastics For Environmental Assessments, Nanoimpact, 17, 100206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2019.100206

Pradel, A., El Hadri, H., Desmet, C., Ponti, J., Reynaud, S., Grassl, B., Gigault, J. (2020) Deposition Of Environmentally Relevant Nanoplastic Models In Sand During Transport Experiments, Chemosphere, 255, 126912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126912


2019

Davranche, M., Veclin, C., Pierson-Wickmann, A.-C., El Hadri, H., Grassl, B., Rowenczyk, L., Dia, A., Ter Halle, A., Blancho, F., Reynaud, S., Gigault, J. (2019) Are Nanoplastics Able To Bind Significant Amount Of Metals? The Lead Example, Environmental Pollution, 249, 940–948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.03.087

Pessoni, L., Veclin, C., El Hadri, H., Cugnet, C., Davranche, M., Pierson-Wickmann, A.-C., Gigault, J., Grassl, B., Reynaud, S. (2019) Soap- And Metal-Free Polystyrene Latex Particles As A Nanoplastic Model, Environmental Science: Nano, 6(7), 2253–2258. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EN00384C

Prunier, J., Maurice, L., Perez, E., Gigault, J., Pierson Wickmann, A.-C., Davranche, M., Ter Halle, A. (2019) Trace Metals In Polyethylene Debris From The North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre, Environmental Pollution, 245, 371–379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.043


2018

Chevalier, Q., El Hadri, H., Petitjean, P., Bouhnik-Le Coz, M., Reynaud, S., Grassl, B., Gigault, J. (2018) Nano-Litter From Cigarette Butts: Environmental Implications And Urgent Consideration, Chemosphere, 194, 125–130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.158

El Hadri, H., Gigault, J., Tan, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2018) An Assessment Of Retention Behavior For Gold Nanorods In Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 410(27), 6977–6984. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-018-1325-y

Everaert, G., Van Cauwenberghe, L., De Rijcke, M., Koelmans, A.-A., Mees, J., Vandegehuchte, M., Janssen, C.-R. (2018) Risk Assessment Of Microplastics In The Ocean: Modelling Approach And First Conclusions, Environmental Pollution, 242, 1930–1938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.069

Gigault, J., Balaresque, M., Tabuteau, H. (2018) Estuary-On-A-Chip: Unexpected Results For The Fate And Transport Of Nanoparticles, Environmental Science: Nano, 5(5), 1231–1236. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EN00184G

Gigault, J., Ter Halle, A., Baudrimont, M., Pascal, P.-Y., Gauffre, F., Phi, T.-L., El Hadri, H., Grassl, B., Reynaud, S. (2018) Current Opinion: What Is A Nanoplastic?, Environmental Pollution, 235, 1030–1034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.024


2017

Budzinski, H., Gigault, J. (2017) 6. Les Micropolluants Et Les Nanoparticules, L'eau À Découvert 212–213. https://doi.org/

Gigault, J., El Hadri, H., Reynaud, S., Deniau, E., Grassl, B. (2017) Asymmetrical Flow Field Flow Fractionation Methods To Characterize Submicron Particles: Application To Carbon-Based Aggregates And Nanoplastics, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409(29), 6761–6769. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-017-0629-7

Gigault, J., Grassl, B. (2017) Improving The Understanding Of Fullerene (Nc 60 ) Aggregate Structures: Fractal Dimension Characterization By Static Light Scattering Coupled To Asymmetrical Flow Field Flow Fractionation, Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science, 502, 193–200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2017.05.001

Gigault, J., Mignard, E., Hadri, H.-E., Grassl, B. (2017) Measurement Bias On Nanoparticle Size Characterization By Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation Using Dynamic Light-Scattering Detection, Chromatographia, 80(2), 287–294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10337-017-3250-1

Guénet, H., Davranche, M., Vantelon, D., Gigault, J., Prévost, S., Taché, O., Jaksch, S., Pédrot, M., Dorcet, V., Boutier, A., Jestin, J. (2017) Characterization Of Iron–Organic Matter Nano-Aggregate Networks Through A Combination Of Saxs/Sans And Xas Analyses: Impact On As Binding, Environmental Science: Nano, 4(4), 938–954. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6EN00589F

Ter Halle, A., Jeanneau, L., Martignac, M., Jardé, E., Pedrono, B., Brach, L., Gigault, J. (2017) Nanoplastic In The North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(23), 13689–13697. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b03667


2016

Gigault, J., Budzinski, H. (2016) Selection Of An Appropriate Aqueous Nano-Fullerene (Nc60) Preparation Protocol For Studying Its Environmental Fate And Behavior, Trac Trends In Analytical Chemistry, 80, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2016.02.019

Gigault, J., Pedrono, B., Maxit, B., Ter Halle, A. (2016) Marine Plastic Litter: The Unanalyzed Nano-Fraction, Environmental Science: Nano, 3(2), 346–350. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6EN00008H

Nguyen, T.-M., Pettibone, J.-M., Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2016) In Situ Monitoring, Separation, And Characterization Of Gold Nanorod Transformation During Seed-Mediated Synthesis, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408(9), 2195–2201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-016-9366-6


2015

Cho, T.-J., Pettibone, J.-M., Gorham, J.-M., Nguyen, T.-M., Maccuspie, R.-I., Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2015) Unexpected Changes In Functionality And Surface Coverage For Au Nanoparticle Pei Conjugates: Implications For Stability And Efficacy In Biological Systems, Langmuir, 31(27), 7673–7683. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01634


2014

Cho, T.-J., Maccuspie, R.-I., Gigault, J., Gorham, J.-M., Elliott, J.-T., Hackley, V.-A. (2014) Highly Stable Positively Charged Dendron-Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles, Langmuir, 30(13), 3883–3893. https://doi.org/10.1021/la5002013

El Hadri, H., Gigault, J., Chéry, P., Potin-Gautier, M., Lespes, G. (2014) Optimization Of Flow Field-Flow Fractionation For The Characterization Of Natural Colloids, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(6), 1639–1649. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-013-7369-0

Gigault, J., Nguyen, T.-M., Pettibone, J.-M., Hackley, V.-A. (2014) Accurate Determination Of The Size Distribution For Polydisperse, Cationic Metallic Nanomaterials By Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation, Journal Of Nanoparticle Research, 16(11), 2735. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-014-2735-1

Gigault, J., Pettibone, J.-M., Schmitt, C., Hackley, V.-A. (2014) Rational Strategy For Characterization Of Nanoscale Particles By Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation: A Tutorial, Analytica Chimica Acta, 809, 9–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2013.11.021

Gigault, J., Zhang, W., Lespes, G., Charleux, B., Grassl, B. (2014) Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation Analysis Of Water Suspensions Of Polymer Nanofibers Synthesized Via Raft-Mediated Emulsion Polymerization, Analytica Chimica Acta, 819, 116–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2014.02.011

Nguyen, T.-M., Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2014) Pegylated Gold Nanorod Separation Based On Aspect Ratio: Characterization By Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation With Uv-Vis Detection, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(6), 1651–1659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-013-7318-y

Schmitt, C., Grassl, B., Lespes, G., Desbrières, J., Pellerin, V., Reynaud, S., Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2014) Saponins: A Renewable And Biodegradable Surfactant From Its Microwave-Assisted Extraction To The Synthesis Of Monodisperse Lattices, Biomacromolecules, 15(3), 856–862. https://doi.org/10.1021/bm401708m


2013

Gigault, J., Cho, T.-J., Maccuspie, R.-I., Hackley, V.-A. (2013) Gold Nanorod Separation And Characterization By Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation With Uv–Vis Detection, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(4), 1191–1202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-012-6547-9

Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2013) Differentiation And Characterization Of Isotopically Modified Silver Nanoparticles In Aqueous Media Using Asymmetric-Flow Field Flow Fractionation Coupled To Optical Detection And Mass Spectrometry, Analytica Chimica Acta, 763, 57–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2012.11.060

Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2013) Observation Of Size-Independent Effects In Nanoparticle Retention Behavior During Asymmetric-Flow Field-Flow Fractionation, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(19), 6251–6258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-013-7055-2

Ma, X., Zangmeister, C.-D., Gigault, J., Mulholland, G.-W., Zachariah, M.-R. (2013) Soot Aggregate Restructuring During Water Processing, Journal Of Aerosol Science, 66, 209–219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2013.08.001

Pettibone, J.-M., Gigault, J., Hackley, V.-A. (2013) Discriminating The States Of Matter In Metallic Nanoparticle Transformations: What Are We Missing?, Acs Nano, 7(3), 2491–2499. https://doi.org/10.1021/nn3058517

Tsai, D.-H., Cho, T.-J., Elzey, S.-R., Gigault, J.-C., Hackley, V.-A. (2013) Quantitative Analysis Of Dendron-Conjugated Cisplatin-Complexed Gold Nanoparticles Using Scanning Particle Mobility Mass Spectrometry, Nanoscale, 5(12), 5390. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3nr00543g


2012

Gigault, J., Grassl, B., Lespes, G. (2012) Size Characterization Of The Associations Between Carbon Nanotubes And Humic Acids In Aqueous Media By Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation Combined With Multi-Angle Light Scattering, Chemosphere, 86(2), 177–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.10.009

Gigault, J., Grassl, B., Lespes, G. (2012) A New Analytical Approach Based On Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation Coupled To Ultraviolet Spectrometry And Light Scattering Detection For Swcnt Aqueous Dispersion Studies, The Analyst, 137(4), 917–923. https://doi.org/10.1039/C2AN15449H


2011

Gigault, J., Gale, B.-K., Le Hecho, I., Lespes, G. (2011) Nanoparticle Characterization By Cyclical Electrical Field-Flow Fractionation, Analytical Chemistry, 83(17), 6565–6572. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac2008948

Gigault, J., Grassl, B., Le Hécho, I., Lespes, G. (2011) Accurate Determination Of The Length Of Carbon Nanotubes Using Multi-Angle Light Scattering, Microchimica Acta, 175(3-4), 265–271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00604-011-0687-z

Gigault, J., Grassl, B., Lespes, G. (2011) Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube Aqueous Dispersion Monitoring By Using A4f-Uv-Mals, Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry, 401(10), 3345–3353. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-011-5413-5

Lespes, G., Gigault, J. (2011) Hyphenated Analytical Techniques For Multidimensional Characterisation Of Submicron Particles: A Review, Analytica Chimica Acta, 692(1-2), 26–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2011.02.052

Tanguy, V., Waeles, M., Gigault, J., Cabon, J.-Y., Quentel, F., Riso, R.-D. (2011) The Removal Of Colloidal Lead During Estuarine Mixing: Seasonal Variations And Importance Of Iron Oxides And Humic Substances, Marine And Freshwater Research, 62(4), 329. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF10220


2010

Gigault, J., Le Hécho, I., Dubascoux, S., Potin-Gautier, M., Lespes, G. (2010) Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Length Determination By Asymmetrical-Flow Field-Flow Fractionation Hyphenated To Multi-Angle Laser-Light Scattering, Journal Of Chromatography A, 1217(50), 7891–7897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2010.10.042


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Book chapters:

Lespes, G., Gigault, J., Battu, S. (2015) Field Flow Fractionation. In Anderson, J.L., Berthod, A., Pino, V., Stalcup, A. [eds.], Analytical Separation Science, vol.4, chap.2, p.1143–1176. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527678129.assep045

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