Laurence Galoisy


Since 2012, Laurence Galoisy is Senior Associate Professor in Mineralogy at the Sorbonne Université, Paris. She conducts her research at the Institute of Mineralogy, Material Physics and Cosmo-chemistry.
She completed her PhD at Paris-Diderot University (1991). After a post-doctoral fellowship at CHIPR/SUNY Stony Brook (USA) in 1992, she joined UPD as Associate Professor in 1993.
Her research focuses on structure-property relationships in glasses, with interest on geochemical, industrial and archeological applications. She investigates the role of transitions elements in glasses and studies the evolution of the glass structure during alteration, of nuclear glasses using spectroscopic techniques (optical absorption and XAS).
She was a member of of the Federation of University and Industry laboratories on “Glassy materials” from 2001 to 2008. Since 2009, she is a member of the TC’s “Glass Structure” and ” Structure-Property Relationships in glasses” of the International Commission on Glass. In 2010, she was a member of the Organizing Committee, of the conference “Structure of Non-Crystalline Materials XI”, in Paris. She has been Associate Editor of the American Mineralogist and a member of Beam Time Allocation Panel at of European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. She has been elected Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology in 2017.

Why are you excited about participating in IMA2018?
I would like to promote the use of synchrotron radiation (SR) in Earth Sciences for both crystalline and amorphous materials and show what are nowadays the progress made by developping the various spectroscopic techniques associated with SR in this domain (XAS, X-ray microscopy (e.g. STXM), tomography, XPS, XRF, X-ray microprobe, scattering (e.g. SAXS/WAXS) XPEEM, diffraction, total scattering, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, infrared and time resolved studies)


Session: Latest Developments in Synchrotron-based Studies in Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry

The purpose of this session is to examine the diverse applications of synchrotron-based techniques to mineralogical, petrological and geochemical problems. Recently, research in geosciences has benefited greatly from new generations of synchrotron sources across the world. The development of these facilities has led to dramatic improvements in time resolution, data quality, detection limits and spatial resolution. This allows great improvements of the knowledge on the structure and composition of the bulk and surface of minerals, glasses and melts.

We solicit submissions that have employed methods and techniques that require the high intensity and flux of synchrotron radiation sources in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry: XAS (XANES, EXAFS, HERDF…), XRF, X-ray microscopy (e.g. STXM), tomography, scattering methods (e.g. SAXS/WAXS), x-ray diffraction, inelastic scattering, IR spectroscopy… In particular, we encourage presentations of studies of µ-size samples, in-situ studies at high T/P, time-resolved measurements, and determination of structure/property relationships.