I have been nominated by Princeton University to the Blavatnik Regional Award, which acknowledges the excellence of outstanding postdoctoral scientists from all disciplines.
I have been selected to represent Princeton's postdoctoral research at the annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative Meeting
We follow up in situ the formation of amorphous phases at the fluid-mineral interface during Silicate dissolution which has important consequences for the global carbon cycle and a number of low-carbon technologies. Check it out in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
My co-authors and I have received the 2019 OZCAR Prize from the French network of Critical Zone Observatories for our recent study published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. This work was conducted at the OHGE Critical Zone Observatory.
Our manuscript on in situ measurement of silicate mineral weathering rates and associated microbial diversity has just been accepted for publication in GCA.
Our recent microcosm study published in Geology has been featured by The French National Organization for Scientific Research (CNRS).
I am a distinguished post-doctoral fellow at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. My current project aims to investigate dissolution and precipitation processes at the fluid-silicate interface, in collaboration with Prof. Ian Bourg and Prof. Claire White.
My primary area of research is the biogeochemical reactivity of mineral interfaces. I defended in 2017 my Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Microstructural changes and microbial diversity associated to silicate weathering - Influence on dissolution kinetics from the laboratory to the field". This work was supervised by Dr. Gwenaël Imfeld and Dr. Damien Daval at the University of Strasbourg. I previously completed a training at École Normale Supérieure de Paris to obtain B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from Sorbonne Université and an M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Université Paris Diderot.
Mineral weathering across scales.
My research primarily aims to determine the kinetic consequences of microstructural changes occurring at the reactive interface in the course of silicate dissolution. I have shown that ...Read More
I design field experimental setups that enable direct probing of mineral reactivity and associated microbial diversity. The aim is to determine the factors governing ...Read More
Physical Properties of Interfacial Layers Developed on Weathered Silicates: A Case Study Based on Labradorite Feldspar
B Wild, D Daval, JS Micha, IC Bourg, CE White, A Fernandez-Martinez
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (40), 24520-24532
JI Farquharson, B Wild, ARL Kushnir, MJ Heap, P Baud, B Kennedy
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124 (1), 257-273
In-situ dissolution rates of silicate minerals and associated bacterial communities in the critical zone (Strengbach catchment, France)
B Wild, D Daval, E Beaulieu, MC Pierret, D Viville, G Imfeld
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 249, 95-120
V Robin*, B Wild*, D Daval, M Pollet-Villard, A Nonat, L Nicoleau
Chemical Geology 497, 64-73 *Equal contribution from the first two authors.
B Wild, G Imfeld, F Guyot, D Daval
Geology 46 (6), 555-558
D Daval, S Bernard, L Rémusat, B Wild, F Guyot, JS Micha, F Rieutord, ...
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 209, 51-69
Experimental study of dissolution kinetics of K-feldspar as a function of crystal structure anisotropy under hydrothermal conditions
M Pollet-Villard, D Daval, P Ackerer, GD Saldi, KG Knauss, B Wild, B Fritz
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science 17, 165-168
B Wild, D Daval, F Guyot, KG Knauss, M Pollet-Villard, G Imfeld
Chemical Geology 442, 148-159
Does crystallographic anisotropy prevent the conventional treatment of aqueous mineral reactivity? A case study based on K-feldspar dissolution kinetics
M Pollet-Villard, D Daval, P Ackerer, GD Saldi, B Wild, KG Knauss, B Fritz
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 294-308
The men of Nelson's navy: A comparative stable isotope dietary study of late 18th century and early 19th century servicemen from Royal Naval Hospital burial grounds at Plymouth and Gosport, England
P Roberts, S Weston, B Wild, C Boston, P Ditchfield, AJ Shortland, ...
American journal of physical anthropology 148 (1), 1-10
9 research articles, h-index: 5
From textbooks to the field.
Within the wide field of Biogeochemistry.