Postal Address (Private and Professional)

Claire Gervais, Homeisterstrasse 5 3006 Bern, Switzerland

CONTACT

Call: +41 79 814 31 70

Email: gervais.claire@gmail.com

Claire Gervais

Group leader, multi-topic researcher, with hundreds of talks at international conferences, I supervised PhD and MSc students in various scientific fields and could thereof develop a general, holistic overview how science works and scientists perform research and communicate their research.

Formerly at Bern University of the Arts From July 2019 freelance researcher.

Since March 2012, Claire has been granted an SNSF Professorship (section II, Physical Chemistry) by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Bern University of the Arts, with a 60% full-time equivalent to accommodate “Mother” and “Lab” hood.

Education

  1. 2002

    European PhD in chemistry of Materials (summa cum Laude)

    University of Rouen, France
  2. 1999

    Msc in chemistry (cum Laude)

    University of Rouen, France

Research Activity

  1. 2012-2019
    Professor
    Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland
  2. 2011
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Swiss Institute for the Arts, Switzerland
  3. 2008-2010
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Smithsonian Institution, USA
  4. 2006-2008
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Georgia, USA
  5. 2005
    Consultant in Chemistry
    Private Restorer
  6. 2002-2005
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Bern, Switzerland

Awards and Grants

  • 2012-2019
    Professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
    1'500'000 CHF awarded
  • 2012
    Marie-Heim Vögtlin Fellowship (declined)
    300'000 CHF (declined for another grant)
  • 1999-2002
    PhD National Grant, France
    Salary paid for performing PhD research
  • since 1995
    Chess Woman International Master
    best ELO rating 2265
  • 1992,1993,1996
    French Women’s Chess Champion
    Best Woman French Chess player
  • 1994
    Bronze Medal from the French Sport Ministry