Lecturer in the field of aquatic chemistry, I joined the University of Lille in 2012. My actual fields of research include drinking water treatment (disinfection by-products and organic matter characterization) and analysis of organic micropollutants with the use of passive samplers to characterize the spatio-temporal evolution of pollutions in surface and groundwaters. I hold a PhD from the University of Poitiers (France) where I focused my research on advanced oxidative processes for water treatement. I previously worked at Eawag (Switzerland) in collaboration with Curtin University (Australia) where I studied the formation of brominated and iodinated disinfection by-products during chlorination processes.
Starting collaboration between ULille and KNUST (Kumasi - Ghana)
A collaboration between U. Lille and KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) started thanks to the French Ambassy in Ghana (Project FSPI NYANSAPO).
This project started by the development of a nationwide training modules to build the capacity of local researchers, technicians, and relevant stakeholders in the water sector on samplings, analysis, monitoring and prediction of disinfection by-products (nov. 2022-Kumasi).
NOMIC project funded by the French National Research Agency starting in 2022
NOMIC (2022-2025) proposes new methodologies to characterize dissolved organic matter and its behavior during treatment processes. NOM is ubiquitous in aquatic environment. While nontoxic, the organic matter largely outweighs the reactivity of micropollutants and consumes the majority of the oxidants used during drinking water treatment. These reactions produce potentially harmfull compounds in drinking waters.
Review paper on iodine aquatic chemistry in Water Research
MacKeown H., von Gunten U. and Criquet J. 2022 Iodide sources in the aquatic environment and its fate during oxidative water treatment – A critical review. Water Research 217, 118417 doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118417
going-on in the lab
Feb. 2023 - Welcoming Isaac Osei Safo from Ghana for a 6 month research stay
Jan. 2023 - Welcoming Karlien Dejaeger for research on DBP formation from organic matter fractions
Oct. 2022 - Welcoming Mohamad Shalak starting a PhD in our group on organic mater characterization and DBP formation