Professor, University of Montpellier
Ahmad Mehdi is professor at the University of Montpellier. His research group belong to the team “Molecular Chemistry and Solid-state Organization (CMOS)” of the Institute Charles Gerhardt (ICG). The research topics range from molecular to materials synthesis with a focus on developing the synthesis by bottom-up approach inorganic mesoporous materials, hybrid materials and nanomaterials, combining controlled texture, structure and functionalities. Since 1999, He has been involved in the development of hybrid organic-inorganic based silica materials by using inorganic polymerization (sol-gel process) with the objective of finding chemical routes allowing the control of texture and functionality in order to adapt to the properties to the targeted applications (separation, catalysis, biomaterials). He is co-authors of more than 150 papers in the domain of organic-inorganic hybrid materials.