Dr. Pierre Panine is senior scientist in Xenocs SA in Sassenage, France, a spin-off company from Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France. His field of expertise is the application of x-ray to structural characterization of materials, soft matter and biological systems. He obtained his PhD in physics at the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble. His doctoral research was focused in the field of polymeric membrane science, using broad ranges of characterization techniques like NMR, spectroscopy and microscopy.
He has worked for HOSPAL R&D center in Lyon, France then he integrated the Soft Condensed Matter group of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (E.S.R.F.), Grenoble, France. His research program was focused on large scale structure in self assembled materials, polymeric solutions, surfactants and mechanisms of molecular ordering under controlled mechanical conditions. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and had teaching duties at doctoral level at the university Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, directly related to practical use of small angle and wide angle x-ray scattering with synchrotron radiation and lab instruments.