ENS Paris-Saclay


Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay is a training and research centre with an international and multidisciplinary outlook. It offers students an early immersive contact with research and mobilises the laboratories in their training in basic sciences, humanities and social sciences, and engineering sciences. ENS Paris-Saclay is one of the component members of the Université Paris-Saclay. ENS Paris-Saclay contributes to the project through two of its shared units with CNRS: laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaires et Macromoléculaires (PPSM, CNRS / ENS Paris-Saclay) and Laboratoire de Mécanique Paris-Saclay (LMPS, Université Paris-Saclay / CentraleSupélec / ENS Paris-Saclay / CNRS).


ENS Paris-Saclay coordinates the Work Package 5 on Methodologies for Greener Solutions and contributes to Work Packages 1, 2, 3 and 8. The main expertise is in chemistry, data science and analytical methods.

Loïc Bertrand

Loïc Bertrand is a senior researcher in the chemistry department of the ENS Paris-Saclay, where he heads the research theme on “ancient and palaeo-inspired materials”. His research focuses on studying the properties of ancient heritage materials by photon-based micro-imaging, in particular by developing approaches using synchrotron radiation. He teaches at the ENS Paris-Saclay.

In GoGreen, Loïc Bertrand coordinates WP5 “Methodologies for Greener Solutions” which develops cross-consortium strategies to evaluate the material products and treatments developed, in terms of efficiency, practical working properties and evolution over time, health and environmental impact. He coordinates task 5.3 on the development of protocols for in-depth volume assessment of the systems and solutions developed in the project. He contributes to work packages 1, 2, 3, and 8.

Joanne Xie

Joanne Xie received her Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry at University René Descartes in 1998 under the supervision of Professors M. C. Fournier Zaluski and B. P. Roques. After post-doctoral study at CNRS in the group of Dr. M. Wakselman, she moved to University Pierre and Marie-Curie as an associate Professor (1991). In 2004, she was appointed full professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Paris-Saclay since 2020). She has been head of Chemistry Department of ENS Cachan from January 2011 to December 2015. Group leader of ‘photoactive molecules and molecular assemblies for biological and biomedical applications’ at the Supramolecular and Macromolecular Photophysics and Photochemistry (PPSM) laboratory, her current research interests include organic synthesis, glycochemistry, fluorescence, molecular photoswitch and liquid crystals.

In the GoGreen project, she is involved in the Task 3.3 of the Work Package 3 (Green Cleaning Methods): Development and evaluation of innovative green cleaning methods inspired by biological processes and green synthesis.