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Rémi Barillon is a professor at the Faculty of Chemistry at Strasbourg University and carries out his research activities at the Hubert-Curien Multidisciplinary Institute (CNRS and Strasbourg University).

He completed his graduate studies at the University of Franche-Comté. After a stay of sixteen months at the University of Exeter, he was then appointed lecturer in Strasbourg in 1996. He became a professor in 2006.

He was elected to the council of the Faculty of Chemistry three times and, from 2008 to 2013, member of the office in charge of professional integration. He was co-holder of the Chemistry license as part of the Licence-Masters-Doctorate (LMD) reform in 2005, and co-responsible for this same license until 2017. His research activities concern the speciation of radioelements at the solid-liquid interface, and chemistry under ionizing radiation. He is currently secretary of the international conference Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements, and deputy director of the Nuclear Sciences Research Group for Energy and the Environment (National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics and National Institute of Chemistry of the CNRS). He was head of the IPHC radiochemistry group from 2010 to 2017 and then director of the IPHC for the next four years. The IPHC brings together 260 permanent staff, 130 post-doctorate and doctoral fellows around subatomic physics, chemistry and biology. He is Vice-President of Strasbourg University since April 2021 in charge or Research, Doctoral training and Open Science.