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Nathalie Chiaramonti


     Senior lecturer CNU Section 31

     UMR SPE CNRS 6134 Fire Project




Univ-corse logoPhD in Theoretical Chemistry, Physics and Analytics 

Incidence of the various vinification conditions on nature and the structure of the phenolic compounds in the wines produced. Dynamic modelling of alcohol fermentation

University of Corsica, 1996

Research activities

In September 1997 following my nomination as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Corsica, I continued to work within the "thermochemical systems" team. The overall research theme was the study of chemical energy systems by modelling the behaviour of various reactions such as agrifood processes requiring additional analyses at organoleptic and chromatographic level. Thereafter, the team embarked on a new topic focusing on the behaviour of forest fires in partnership with the ERT" physics of forest fires" of the University of Corsica. Another theme came to be developed, concerning the fire risk at laboratory and field level. My involvement focused on the study of gases emitted by plants during the preheating of fuel by the fire front, analysis of the composition of smoke emanating from these plants and the evaluation of their toxicity. The characterisation and promotion of natural resources, and in particular the study of the aromas and phenolic compounds of fruits, followed thereafter.

The common thread of my research activities is the analytical techniques used and the secondary metabolites studied. Since my recruitment, I have co-moderated two theses and supervised seven internships at Masters level.


Administrative and/or academic responsibilities

  • Director of Masters at the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Corsica since 2014.
  • Project Leader of "integration" at the FST of the University of Corsica since 2014.
  • Associate Director of the University of Corsica from 2009 to 2014.
  • Project Manager at the Presidency of the University of Corsica "LMD training offer, success course and high-level course" from 2007 to 2009.
  • Educational Manager of the "Major Risks" Masters (2006 to 2009); of the IUP "Environmental Engineering" 2nd year (2000-2007); of the IUP "Environmental Engineering" 3rd year (2 options) (2000-2002); of the MST 1st and 2nd years "Promotion of natural resources" (2 options) (1999-2001).

Significant publications on the topic

  • Barboni T., Chiaramonti N., BTEX Emissions During Prescribed Burning in Function of Combustion Stage and Distance From Flame Front. Combustion Science and Technology, 2010, 182, 1193-1200.
  • Barboni T., Pellizzaro G., Arca B., Chiaramonti N., Duce P., Analysis and origins of volatile organic compounds smoke from ligno-cellulosic fuels, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2010, 89, 60-65.
  • Barboni T., Cannac M., Leoni E., Chiaramonti N., Emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds involved in eruptive fire: implications for the safety of firefighters. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2011, 20, 152-161.
  • Cannac M., Ferrat L., Barboni T., Chiaramonti N., Morandini F., Pasqualini V., Identification of flavonoids in Pinus Laricio needles and changes occurring after prescribed burning. Chemoecology, 2011, 2, 9-17.
  • Romagnoli E., Barboni T., Santoni P.A., Chiaramonti N. Quantification of volatile organic compounds in smoke from prescribed burning and comparison with the occupational exposure limits, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2014, 14, 1049-1057.
  • Santoni P.A., Romagnoli E., Chiaramonti N., Barboni T., Scale effects on the heat release rate, smoke production rate, and species yields for a vegetation bed, Journal of Fire Sciences, SAGE Publications, 2015, 33 (4), 290-319.
  • Chiaramonti N., Romagnoli E., Santoni P.A., Barboni T., Comparison of the combustion of pine species with two sizes of calorimeter: the cone calorimeter and LSHR, Fire Technology, 2016, 52(3), 897-929.DOI: 10.1007/s10694-016-0595-1.


Book chapter

Romagnoli E., Chiaramonti N., Barboni T., Santoni P.A., Analysis of smoke from Mediterranean species burned with a cone calorimeter. Modelling Fire Behavior and Risk, Ed Spano D., Bacciu V., Salis M., Sirca C., 2012, 8-12, Sassari, Italy, ISBN 978-88-904409-7-7.

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