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Magali Benoit

Directrice de Recherche CNRS

CEMES-UPR8011- Toulouse

Phone: +33 - 5- 62257970

Email: magali.benoit-AT-cemes.fr


Directrice du CECAM-FR-GSO




Research Interests

Numerical simulations in condensed matter: DFT calculations, classical and ab initio molecular-dynamics, ab initio path-integrals molecular-dynamics, machine learning ...


Since 2005 at CEMES (Toulouse):

  • Growth, morphology and functionalisation of metallic nanoparticles

and in collaboration:

  • Isotope fractionation between minerals and solutions from Path-Integrals MD

Between 1995-2005 (LCVN, Montpellier and MPI, Stuttgart):

  • Silicate glasses and melts
  • Ice under high pressure


Education and professional experience

  • 1993- Master Degree in Particle Physics, University of Paris XI
  • 1996- PhD in the Laboratoire des Verres of the Univeristy of Montpellier II, in the Max-Planck-Institut of Stuttgart and in the IBM Forschungzentrum of Zurich: « Étude de la glace sous pression par des méthodes numériques ab initio »
  • 1997-2005: CNRS research fellow at Laboratoire des Verres (Montpellier)
  • Sept.-Dec. 1999- Nato Fellowship as a visitor in the Chemistry Department of the New York University
  • 2005-present: CNRS research fellow at CEMES (Toulouse)
  • 2006- Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse: « Structure et dynamique de systèmes à ordre local tetraédrique par dynamique moléculaire ab initio »



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