Hervé Cottet (47) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI, Paris, France) in 1996. He completed his PhD in analytical chemistry in 1999 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP, Paris, France) under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Gareil. He worked on Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) of synthetic polyelectrolytes. After a one year post-doc at the Technical University of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), where he investigated the use of non-aqueous solvents in CE, he joined the University of Montpellier in 2000. In 2007, he obtained a full professor position at the Biomolecules Institute (IBMM) in Montpellier. His research work concentrates at the interface between separation sciences, physical chemistry, polymers and biology/pharmaceutical sciences. He is developing CE methodologies and Taylor Dispersion Analysis (TDA) for the characterization of (bio)polymers, proteins, polyelectrolytes, drug delivery systems, dendrimers, nanoparticles, colloids and bacteria. He is both interested in fundamentals (mobility modeling, electrophoretic behavior) and practical (or industrial) applications of CE and TDA. He has co-authored more than 130 scientific articles dealing with CE and/or TDA.
Keynote Lecture: Protein separation in Capillary Electrophoresis: the big move into the chromatographic world.