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Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie

Jean-Christophe Viennet




Clay Mineralogy



Contact Details

OfficeSite Buffon, 1st Floor

Mail: jean-christophe.viennet(at)upmc.fr

Analytical Skills

  - X-ray Diffraction

  - P-T and fluid flow experiments

Professional Resume

  - Postdoctoral Fellow at IMPMC and LAMS since december 2017 (DIM MAP)

  - 2015-2017, PostDoctoral research Fellow at CEED (Planetary Terrestrial Analogues Library -PTAL- project - University of Oslo, Norway)

Educational background

  - 2012-2015:  PhD in clay mineralogy and geochemistry at University of Poitiers (France): Hydroxy interlayer minerals of soils: structural characterization using X-ray diffraction profile modeling and determination of the formation mechanisms by experimental approach.

  - 2012: Diploma from the National School of Engineers of Poitiers (ENSIP) - Civil Engineering and Water Quality with a specialization in Construction and Geotechniques.

  - 2012: Master degree from the University of Poitiers: Natural Materials, Water and Environmental Skills (MNE3).


  - Jacquemot P, Viennet J.-C., Bernard S., Jacquemot P, Le Guillou C., Balan E., Delbes L., Rigaud B., Georgelin T. and Jaber M., 2020, The diagenetic degradation of organic compounds impacts the crystallization of clays and vice versa. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56756-6.

  - Vinogradoff, V., Le Guillou, C., Bernard, S., Viennet, J.-C., Jaber, M., Remusat, L., 2020. Influence of phyllosilicates on the hydrothermal alteration of organic matter in asteroids: Experimental perspectives. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 269, 150–166. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.10.029

  - Viennet, J.-C., Bernard, S., Le Guillou, C., Jacquemot, P., Balan, E., Delbes, L., Rigaud, B., Georgelin, T., Jaber, M., 2019. Experimental clues for detecting biosignatures on Mars. Geochem. Persp. Let. 28–33. doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1931

  - Viennet, J.-C., Bultel, B., Werner, S.C., 2019. Experimental reproduction of the martian weathering profiles argues for a dense Noachian CO2 atmosphere. Chemical Geology 525, 82–95. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.07.009

  - Bultel, B., Viennet, J.-C., Poulet, F., Carter, J., Werner, S.C., 2019. Detection of Carbonates in Martian Weathering Profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 124, 989–1007. doi: 10.1029/2018JE005845

  - Viennet, J.-C., Bultel, B., Riu, L., Werner, S.C., 2017. Dioctahedral Phyllosilicates Versus Zeolites and Carbonates Versus Zeolites Competitions as Constraints to Understanding Early Mars Alteration Conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 122, 2328–2343. doi: 10.1002/2017JE005343

  - Dzene, L., Ferrage, E., Viennet, J.-C., Tertre, E., Hubert, F., 2017. Crystal structure control of aluminized clay minerals on the mobility of caesium in contaminated soil environments. Sci Rep 7, 43187. doi: 10.1038/srep43187

  - Viennet, J.-C., Hubert, F., Tertre, E., Ferrage, E., Robin, V., Dzene, L., Cochet, C., Turpault, M.-P., 2016. Effect of particle size on the experimental dissolution and auto-aluminization processes of K-vermiculite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 180, 164–176. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.005

  - Viennet, J.-C., Hubert, F., Ferrage, E., Tertre, E., Legout, A., Turpault, M.-P., 2015. Investigation of clay mineralogy in a temperate acidic soil of a forest using X-ray diffraction profile modeling: Beyond the HIS and HIV description. Geoderma 241–242, 75–86. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.11.004


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