Research team

Glenna L. DRISKO

I obtained my PhD in 2010 from The University of Melbourne, for my work on the adsorption of metals onto porous metal oxides for radioactive waste storage, under the co-supervision of Prof. Rachel A. Caruso (Univ. Melbourne, Australia) and Dr. Vittorio Luca (CNEA, Argentina). From 2010 to 2013, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (LCMCP), in the group of Clement Sanchez, where I studied material processing using dip-coating and aerosols and the low temeperature crystallization of silica. In 2014, I conducted a second post-doctorate position in the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination in Toulouse in the group of Myrtil Kahn. There I studied the decomposition of coordination complexes to form nanopaticles under inert conditions.

In 2016, I accepted a Junior Chair position in the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB); in the group of Etienne Duguet. The principle topic of my research has since been the formation of crystalline silcon particles using bottom-up solution chemistry in pursuit of optical metamaterials. I entered the CNRS work force in 2017 in the ICMCB, where I continues to study the chemistry of nanomaterials.

I was awarded the L’Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science award and ever since have participated in scientific outreach for young children.

The Scatter team continues to grow in 2022 with 3 post docs and 4 PhD students. From left to right: Megan Parker, Emmanuel Idowu, Adrian Hereu, Alexander Castro Grijalba, Lucien Roach, Julien Castets, Cynthia Cibaka Ndaya, me and Martin Romanus. 

2022 group photo

With the Covid pandemic largely behind us, we are getting back to work. The Scatter team has several new faces in 2021. From left to right: me, Cynthia Cibaka Ndaya, Lucien Roach, Megan Parker, Alexander Castro Grijalba, Abbey Pope. Photo courtesy of Virginie Cosseron-Da Costa.


The metamaterials network of permanent researchers 2019 (top left to right: Serge Ravaine, Etienne Duguet, Philippe Barois, Virginie Ponsinet, Alexandre Baron, Jean-Baptiste Salmon, (bottom left to right) Glenna Drisko, Mona Tréguer-Delapierre, Emilie Pouget, Oliver Mondane, Kevin Vynck. Photo courtesy of Virginie Cosseron-Da Costa.


The metamaterials team 2018 (top left to right): Glenna Drisko, Benoit Cormary, (bottom left to right) Sanaa Semlali, Maria De Marco, Cansu Canbek. Photo courtesy of Virginie Cosseron-Da Costa.

The metamaterials team 2017 (left to right): Maria De Marco Benoit Cormary, Glenna Drisko and Sanaa Semlali.