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Dr Charlotte Bouquiaux


Dr. Charlotte Bouquiaux is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick since April 2024.

Her main research interests are the investigation and the understanding of complex biological systems, with a focus on lipid bilayer simulations.




Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

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Charlotte obtained both her bachelor's (2017) and master's degrees (2019) in chemistry from the University of Namur (Belgium).


She then continued her training with a PhD in the theoretical chemistry group of Benoit Champagne still in Namur (Belgium). In 2023, she obtained her PhD with a Thesis entitled "Multi-Scale Theoretical Investigation of the Linear and Nonlinear Optical Responses of Di-8-ANEPPS Embedded in Complex Environments: on the Way to Explore the Complexity of Cell Membranes"


Now at Warwick in Dr. Rebecca Notman's group, she is investigating the challenges of simulating skin lipid membranes.


  • C. Bouquiaux, P. Beaujean, and B. Champagne. Multimillion Atom Simulations of Di-8-ANEPPS Chromophores Embedded in a Model Plasma Membrane: Toward the Investigation of Realistic Dyed Cell Membranes. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 64, 2, 518–531 (2024)

  • C. Bouquiaux, F. Castet, and B. Champagne. Investigating the Influence of the Lipid Structure on the Global Membrane Organization: Effect of the Fatty Acids. Chemistry Select. 8, e202304508 (2023)

  • C. Bouquiaux, P. Beaujean, T.N. Ramos, F. Castet, V. Rodriguez, and B. Champagne. First hyperpolarizability of the di-8-ANEPPS and DR1 nonlinear optical chromophores in solution. An experimental and multi-scale theoretical chemistry study. J. Chem. Phys. 159, 174307 (2023)

  • C. Bouquiaux, F. Castet, and B. Champagne. Influence of the Nature of the Lipid Building Blocks on the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Responses of an Embedded Di-8-ANEPPS Probe. J. Phys. Chem. B, 127, 528−541 (2023)

  • C. Bouquiaux, F. Castet, and B. Champagne. Unravelling the Effects of Cholesterol on the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Responses of Di-8-ANEPPS Dye Embedded in Phosphatidylcholine Lipid Bilayers. J. Phys. Chem. B, 125, 10195-10212 (2021)

  • C. Bouquiaux, C. Tonnelé, F. Castet, and B. Champagne. Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of an Amphiphilic Dye Embedded ina Lipid Bilayer. A Combined Molecular Dynamics - Quantum Chemistry Study. J. Phys. Chem. B, 124, 2101−2109 (2020)