In 1998, Fabien Grasset received his Ph.D. degree in solid state chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of Bordeaux, France, and the Bordeaux Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry (ICMCB). After a postdoctoral stay at ICMCB on magnetic nanoparticles for nanobiotechnology (group of Professor E. Duguet), he undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan from 1999 to 2001 in collaboration with Professors H. Haneda and N. Ohashi on magnetic core-shell SiO2 nanoparticles. He joined as full associate Professor the University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France, at the end of 2001 and he worked in the Solid State Chemistry and Materials Group at UMR 6226 ISCR until September 2014 in order to develop nanomaterials and colloidal chemistry. He joined CNRS in October 2014 as Director of Research and he currently works at the UMI 3629 LINK CNRS/Saint Gobain/NIMS based at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan. His area of research interest focuses on the synthesis of new functional colloidal nanostructure (M-ZnO, M-SiO2, and g-Fe2O3) and thin films. Since 2006, he extended his knowledge on nanocomposite materials based on metal atoms clusters.
In May 2008, he defended his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches. In 2007, he was invited as a Short-Term Fellow of the International Center for Young Scientist at the National Institute for Materials Science under ICYS/NIMS program for 3 months. From 2007 to 2009, he was one of the PI of a MERLION PHC between the National University of Singapore (Professor Y. Zhang) and the University of Rennes 1. From 2008 to 2012, he was elected at the National Committee of CNRS (section 15). He is currently Director of LINK.