• Since 2022: Deputy director of the GDR "Or-nano".

  • Since 2017: Member of the executive broad of the GDR NanOperando.

  • 2016-2022: Member of the National Committee for Scientific Research CoCNRS (S14).


Hazar Guesmi earned her PhD degree in Materials Science at the University of Aix-Marseille III, France (2005), in the groups of Prof. P. Müller (experimental) and Dr. G. Tréglia (theoretical) in the "Centre de Recherche de la Matière Condensée et des Nanosciences" in Marseille. Her doctoral work was devoted to the study of the adsorption/desorption mechanism of antimony on silicon (111) surface by experimental and theoretical methods.


In 2005-2006 she was employed as an assistant professor at the university "Pierre et Marie Curie", Paris VI. During that period she worked on the ordered growth of nanodots on the prestructured metallic templates (Institut des NaonoSciences de Paris).


In September 2006 she obtained Post Doctoral grant via the European Network of Excellence and she worked two years at the CNRS/ENSCM in Montpellier. In October 2008 she was appointed as a permanent CNRS researcher in the "Laboratoire Réactivité de Surface" in Paris (University Paris VI).


Finally, and after four years in the Latin quarter she moved again to Montpellier and she integrated (since January 2013) the MACS team at "Institut Charles Gerhardt" where she is currently working on Surface Science and Computational Catalysis.


Education and diplomas

  • 2019: HDR (habilitation to direct reserchers), Université de Montpellier

  • 2005: Ph.D in Physics of Material Science, Université Aix-Marseille

Professional Experience

  • Since 2013: Researcher at CNRS, Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier.

  • 2008-2013: Researcher at CNRS, Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, Paris.

  • 2006-2008: Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier.

  • 2005-2006: Assistant Professor (ATER), Institut des nanoSciences de Paris, Sorbonne Université.

  • 2002-2005: Ph.D student, Centre Interdiciplinaire de  nanoscience de Marseille, Université Aix-Marseille.





Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche
Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier – CNRS/UMR5253,
Département Physique Chimie Théorie et Modélisation
Campus du CNRS, 1919 route de Mende
34293 Montpellier Cedex 5-FRANCE