Jean-François Dufrêche

Professor, University of Montpellier

Head of the Mesoscopic Modelling and Theoretical Chemistry Group


ICSM/LMCT (Bât. 426)
Site de Marcoule
BP 17171
F-30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze Cedex
Tel: +33 4 66 33 92 06
e-mail: jean-francois.dufreche ad



Five representative publications: (50 publications, 7 invited international lectures, 10 invited national lectures, 45 oral communications)

1. Electrostatic relaxation and hydrodynamic interactions for self-diffusion of ions in electrolyte solutions.
J.-F. Dufrêche, M. Jardart, P. Turq and B. Bagchi. J. Phys. Chem. B 112(33), 10264 (2008).

2. Models of electrolyte solutions from molecular descriptions: The example of NaCl solutions.
J. Molina,  J.-F. Dufrêche, M. Salanne, O. Bernard, M. Jardat and P. Turq. Phys. Rev. E 80(6), 65103 (2010).

3. Salt exclusion in charged porous media: a coarse-graining strategy in the case of montmorillonite clays.
M. Jardat, J.-F. Dufrêche, V. Marry, B. Rotenberg and P. Turq. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11(12), 2023 (2009).

4. Fluorescence Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for pH Mapping in a Coaxial Flow Microreactor : Application in the Synthesis of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles.
A. Abou-Hassan, J.-F. Dufrêche, O. Sandre, G. Mériguet, O. Bernard and V. Cabuil. J. Phys. Chem. C 113(42), 18097 (2009).

5. Ion-mediated interactions between charged and neutral nano particles.
V. Dahirel, M. Jardat, J. F. Dufrêche and P. Turq. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10(33), 5147 (2008).



AwardPrize of the French Magazine “La Recherche” (section energy, co-winner, 10 000 ¤)
Supervision4 thesis
CongressesOrganization of two workshops and one international conference


Education and Academic Career

Since 2009Professor Université Montpellier and Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule (ICSM)
2003 – 2009Chargé de Recherche CNRS laboratoire PECSA (Université Paris 6-UPMC)
2001 – 2003Post-Doc University of Cambridge (UK) Department of Chemistry
1999 – 2001PhD Université Paris 6-UPMC Laboratoire liquides ioniques et interfaces chargées
1998 – 1999CEA/DAM Department of theoretical physics and applications
1994 – 1999Undergraduate studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon


Research interests (keywords)

  • Multi-scale descriptions, Electrolyte solutions, Charged suspensions
  • Structural and Dynamical properties in Soft Matter systems, Coarse-Graining
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Molecular dynamics, Monte-Carlo simulations.