Fanny Monteil-Rivera

 

Roles and responsibilities

  • Analytical environmental Chemist.
  • Leader of the NRC's Biomass Characterization and Valorization Team (Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre).

Current research and/or projects

  • Monitoring of emerging contaminants.
  • Assessment of environmental fate and impact of new products and emerging contaminants.
  • Transformation of marine and terrestrial biomass into value-added products.
  • Development of faster, greener and standardized methods for biowaste characterization and bioproducts characterization.

Research and/or project statements

  • Principal Investigator – Collaboration with ECCC - Developed and used LC-MS/MS method for screening of disinfectants (quarternary ammonium compounds) in Canadian aqueous and soil/sediment/biosolids samples.
  • Principal Investigator – Collaboration with various Canadian SMEs - Developed suites of methods for lignin and other renewable waste characterization. Co-wrote National Standards for lignin characterization. Modified lignin and tested performances of modified lignin for application in various biomaterials.
  • Lead Researcher – Collaborations with NRCan and FP Innovations – Coordinated projects development. Lead the chemistry parts of projects, aimed at transforming mixed sugars into value-added products.
  • Lead Researcher – Collaboration with DND-DRDC, Canadian Navy and US Navy - Determined the abiotic transformation and transport of conventional and new energetic chemicals and their formulations in marine and terrestrial environments. Measured and documented aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology data. Co-wrote guidelines for international stakeholders.

Education

Post-Doctoral training, Ottawa University, 1995

Ph.D. Organometallic Chemistry, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France), 1993

M.Sc. Chemistry, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France), 1990

B.Sc. Chemistry, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France), 1987.

Professional activities/interests

  • Member, NRC’s PDF selection committee (2021-2023).
  • Lead scientist and voting member, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) National Lignin Technical Committee for development of lignin characterization standards (2018-2022).
  • Member, National Lignin Task Force launched by the Canadian Standards Association (2017-2022).
  • Member and Chair, NSERC Committee 194 for PGS D and PDF evaluations in Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering (2018-2021).
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) (2012-2017).
  • Member, Working Group TTCP KTA 4-42, The Technical Cooperation Program, TTCP, an international organization (Canada, US, UK, Australia, New-Zeeland)  that collaborates on defence information exchange and harmonization (2010-2014).
  • Member, Exploratory Team Emerging Contaminants in Receiving Waters for the Water Environment Research Foundation, US (2006).

Affiliations

  • Member, American Chemical Society.

Awards

  • NRC-EME Award of Recognition for Outstanding Team, shared with Nancy Perreault, Sabine Dodard, Manon Sarrazin, Meng Wei Ye, Katrina Callender, Dominic Manno and Jessie Sui (2021)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Chromatography A (2017)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for Industrial Crops & Products (2017)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Ottawa University (1993-1995)
  • Research Award Paul Sabatier (Physics and Chemistry) from the Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse (1994)
  • High Achievement Prize from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse (1990)

Key publications

  • Monteil-Rivera, F. Green Processes for Lignin Conversion, In “Quality Living Through Chemurgy and Green Chemistry”, Peter C.K. Lau (Ed.) Springer Verlag GmbH Germany, 2016, 263-300.
  • Monteil-Rivera, F., Phuong, M., Ye, M., Halasz, A., and Hawari, J. Isolation and characterization of herbaceous lignins for applications in biomaterials, Indus. Crops Prod., 2013, 41: 356-364.
  • Beauchet, R., Monteil-Rivera, F., and Lavoie, J.M. Conversion of lignin to aromatic-based chemicals (L-chems) and biofuels (L-fuels), Biores. Technol., 2012, 121: 328-334.
  • Monteil-Rivera, F., Halasz, A., Groom, C., Zhao, J.-S., Thiboutot, S. Ampleman, G. and Hawari, J. Fate and Transport of Explosives in the Environment:  A Chemist’s View, In “Ecotoxicology of Explosives”, G. Sunahara, J. Hawari, R. Kuperman & G. Lotufo (Eds.), CRC Press - Taylor & Francis group: Boca Raton, 2009, 5-33.
  • Duc, M., Lefevre, G., Fedoroff, M., Jeanjean, J., Rouchaud, J.C., Monteil-Rivera, F., Dumonceau, J., and Milonjic, S. Sorption of selenium anionic species on apatites and iron oxides from aqueous solutions, J. Environ. Radioactivity, 2003, 70: 61-72.
  • Monteil-Rivera, F., Brouwer, E.B., Masset, S., Deslandes, Y. and Dumonceau, J. Combination of X-ray photoelectron and solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the structural characterisation of humic acids, Anal. Chim. Acta, 2000, 243-255.
  • Kalck Ph. and Monteil, F. Use of water-soluble ligands in homogeneous catalysis, Adv. Organomet. Chem., 1992, 34: 219-284.

 

Previous work experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Université de Reims, France (1995-2002).

International experience and/or work

  • Invited to give talks to NATO specialists meetings (2021, 2011).
  • Member, Working Group TTCP KTA 4-42, The Technical Cooperation Program, TTCP, an international organization (Canada, US, UK, Australia, New-Zeeland)  that collaborates on defence information exchange and harmonization (2010-2014).
  • Member, Exploratory Team Emerging Contaminants in Receiving Waters for the Water Environment Research Foundation, US (2006).
Fanny Monteil-Rivera

Fanny Monteil-Rivera

Senior Research Officer
Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
6100 Royalmount Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2
Preferred language: French
Other(s): French, Latin
Telephone: 514-496-1041

Expertise

Agriculture, Bioproducts, Environment, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Technology, Environmental, Assessment