Jerome Rose


Senior Scientist CNRS (CEREGE)

Relation between nanostructure of materials and their reactivity and toxicity. Characterization of the structure of ultra-small (colloids and molecular clusters), and/or amorphous and highly divided materials down to the molecular scale.

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: CEREGE-UMR 6635 CNRS-University Aix-Marseille III, Europôle Méditerranéen de l’Arbois, BP 80 13545 Aix en Provence cedex 4, FRANCE
  • Office Phone: 33 4 42 97 15 29
  • Email Address:


  • 2004 : ‘Habilitation à diriger des recherches’ (to become advisor of Ph’D student (highest French diploma)) at the University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III ‘Behavior and toxicity of colloïds and contaminants: molecular approach’.
  • 1996 : PhD at the ‘Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine’ of Nancy. “Interactions between Iron(III) and nitrate, phosphate and carboxylate ions: complexation, nucleation, growth mechanisms” Major professor : Jean-Yves BOTTERO
  • 1993 : Geologist Engineer - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie of Nancy
  • 1993 : Master : Environmental Geosciences - University of Nancy

Research Interests:

since 2007: Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at DUKE University (Durham, USA)
since 2006: Senior Scientist at the CEREGE (UMR 6635 CNRS-University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III)
since 2002 : Adjunct Associate Professor at Rice University (Houston, USA) and member of the EESI (Environmental & Energy Systems Institute, Rice university, Houston-USA)
2001 - 2007: Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of the University of Columbia (New-York, USA)
since 1997: Research Scientist at the CEREGE (UMR 6635 CNRS-University Aix-Marseille III)

French National program ‘Ecotoxicology and ecodynamic of contaminants (ECCO)’ of the French National Institute for Earth Science and Astronomy, 2003-2005: committee member.

French National program ‘Coastal and Continental Ecosphere (EC2CO): sub-program: Hydro-biochemical cycle, transfer and ecotoxicological impact (CYTRIX)’, of the French National Institute for Earth Science and Astronomy, 2006-Present: committee member.

French Environmental Research Institute n°112: Mediterranean Environmental Sciences Institute, 2002-2007: Board member

ARDEVIE: Waste reuse excellence center: 2004-present: co-founder and scientific and administrative board.

European Center for Geosciences and Environment, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2004-present: Laboratory council member and Scientific Directory Council member.

Department of Environment of the University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III, Aix en Provence France, 2005-2006: committee member

Pouschat P. (Ph’D), advisor (2006-2009)
Levard C. (Ph’D), advisor (2005-2008)
Elbeze L. (Ph’D), advisor (2005-2008)
Auffan M. (Ph’D), co-advisor (2004-2007)
Gossot-Chaurand P. (Ph’D), co-advisor (2003-2006)
Collet-Sammut M. (Ph’D), co-advisor (2003-2006)
Thoral S. (Ph’D), co-advisor (2000- 2003)
Bénard A(Ph’D), co-advisor (2000-2003)
Doelsch E. (Ph’D), co-advisor (1997-2000)
Moulin (Ph’D), co-advisor (1996-1999)
Plouffe G. (2006), Levard C., ( 2005), Diedhiou S (2005) M. Auffan (2004), K. Hibti (2004), L. Zingraff (2004) V.Guerbert (2003), N.Crouzet (2002), C.Bulle (2001- University Aix-Marseille), H.Perreira (2001- University Aix-Marseille), C. Magnéto (2000- University Aix-Marseille) A. Bénard (2000- University Aix-Marseille),Maria Marta Fidalgo (2000-master (Rice Unversity, Houston Texas)), C. Frechou (1996- University Aix-Marseille); R. Martin (1995- University Aix-Marseille), D. Nourry (1995- University Aix-Marseille), I. Loubatières (1994- University nancy)
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Materials Research Bulletin, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Environmental Science and Technology, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Geology. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Waste Management.

(most significant from 40 publications in peer review journals)

[1]-Rose J.; Flank A.M.; Masion A.; Bottero J.Y., Elmerich P. (1997). ‘Nucleation and growth mechanisms of Fe oxyhydroxide in the presence of PO4 ions. 2. P K-edge EXAFS study’. Langmuir, 13, 1827-1834.
[2]-Masion A.; Rose J.; Bottero J.Y.; Tchoubar D., Elmerich P. (1997). ‘Nucleation and growth mechanisms of Fe oxyhydroxides in the presence of PO4 ions. 3. Speciation of Fe by small angle X-ray scattering’. Langmuir, 13, 3882-3885.
[3]-Vilgé-Ritter A.; Rose J.; Masion A.; Bottero J.Y. and Lainé J.M. (1999). ‘Chemistry and structure of aggregates formed with Fe salts and natural organic matter’. Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 147, 297-308 .
[4]-Rose, J., Fidalgo, M.M., Moustier, S., Magnetto, .C., Jones, C.D., Barron, A.R., Wiesner, M.R., Bottero, J-Y., (2002) ‘Synhesis and characterisation of carboxylate-FeOOH nanoparticles (Ferroxane) and Ferroxane-derived ceramics’’, Chemistry of Materials, 14, 621-628.
[5]-Doelsch, E., Rose, J., Masion, A., Bottero, J. Y., Nahon, D. (2002). ‘Hydrolysis of Iron(II) chloride in Reducing Conditions and influence of SiO4 ligands’, Langmuir, 18, 4292-4299.
[6]-Rose J, De Bruin T.J.M., Chauveteau G., Tabary R., Hazemann J-L., Proux O., Omari A., Toulhoat H., Bottero J-Y., (2003) ‘Aqueous Zirconium Complexes for Gelling Polymers. A combined X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanical Study’, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 107, 2910-2920.
[7]-Doelsch E., Masion A., Rose J., Stone W. E. E., Bottero J. Y., Bertsch P.M., (2003), ‘Chemistry and structure of colloids obtained by hydrolysis of Fe(III) in the presence of SiO4 ligands,’ Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 217, 1-3, 121-128
[8]- Thoral S., Rose J., Garnier J. M., van Geen A., Refait P., Traverse A., Fonda E., Bottero, J. Y (2005) ‘XAS study of iron and arsenic speciation during Fe(II) oxidation in the presence of As(III)’, Environmental Science and Technology, 39,9478-9485.
[9]- Auffan M., Decome L., Rose J., Orsiere T., De Meo M., Briois V., Chaneac C., Olivi L., Berge-Lefranc J-L., Botta A., Wiesner M.R., Bottero J-Y., (2006) ‘In Vitro Interactions between DMSA-coated Maghemite Nanoparticles and Human Fibroblasts: a Physico-chemical and Cyto- Genotoxical Study, Environmental Science and Technology, 40, 4367-4373.
[10] Chaurand P., Rose J., Briois V., Salome M., Proux O., Nassif V., Olivi L., Susini J., Hazemann J-L., Bottero J-Y., (2007) ‘New methodological approach for the Vanadium K edge XANES interpretation: Application to the speciation of Vanadium in oxide phases from steel slag’, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111 (19), 5101-5110.

Barron A., Cortalezzi M-M, Rose J., Wiesner M., Organic Acid-FeOOH (Ferroxane) particles and ferroxane-derived ceramics and ceramic membrane, Date: 24/01/03, N° : 03732078.5-2111-US0302101