Mary-Lou Tercier Waeber's research


Dr Mary-Lou Tercier Waeber

Senior Scientist
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Chemical sensors
Dept. of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Sciences II, 30 Quai E.-Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4
Phone: 0041-22-3796048
E-mail: Marie-Louise.Tercier(at)


Research Activities and Competence:

Development and optimization of:

  • on-chip microsensors and mini/micro integrated analytical systems enabling the measurement of specific metal species or group of metal species in complex media
  • individually addressable microsensor arrays and probe enabling real time measurements of concentration micro-profiles
  • portable and submersible sensing probes for in situ autonomous and simultaneous measurements of potentially bioavailable trace metal species in aquatic systems  

Application in laboratory, on site and in situ of the analytical tools and methodologies developed to:

  • study the complexation of trace metals by the natural ligands (organic and inorganic species, colloids and particles) and the trace metal speciation in environmental media (rivers, lakes, ground-waters, estuaries, sea waters, sediments, soil)
  • monitor the temporal and spatial evolution of trace metal speciation in the aquatic systems as a function of the bio-physicochemical conditions
  • study synergistic interaction between trace metals and phytoplankton communities/abundance
  • monitor the flux of trace compounds at natural interfaces (sediment-water, bio-films)
  • evaluate water quality and give timely appropriate warning/alarm in case of significant/sudden increase of (priority) hazardous chemicals.

Complementary measurements with traditional laboratory techniques for the characterization and validation of the analytical tools and methodologies developed and the interpretation of the in situ measurements of trace metal speciation.

Organization and participation to multi-disciplinary field campaigns

Teaching activities:

  • Analytical Chemistry teaching laboratory course for Chemists and Biochemists
  • Direction of master thesis


Other activities:

Referee for peer-reviewed scientific journals:

  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • ACS sensors
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Sensors and Actuators B
  • Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Electroanalysis
  • International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology


Referee for scientific proposals:

  • US National Science Foundation – Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF – OCE)
  • Natural Environment Research Council – UK
  • ANR: Agence nationale de la recherché – France.



2020-2022: “DEEPTRACE: Full-ocean trace metal mapping probe”. Eurostars project.

(UNIGE PI,Work Package leader)

2018-2019: “MEPHY: Novel sensing tools to study synergic interaction between trace metals and phytoplankton”; EU-H2020-INFRAIA-JERICO NEXT.

(Project coordinator; UNIGE PI).

 2014-2017: “In-situ Sensing Tools for Understanding Rapid Microscale Plankton Dynamics”, SNF Sinergia project (UNIGE co-applicant).

 2013-2017: “SCHeMA: Integrated In Situ Chemical Mapping Probes”; EU-FP7-OCEAN.2013-2: Innovative multifunctional sensors for in situ monitoring of marine environment and related maritime activities.

(Project Coordinator; Work Package leader; UNIGE PI).

 2014-2015: “WATERLENS”, European Spatial Agency (ESA) - Water Availability: Improved Monitoring, Forecasting and Control of Water Availability, Quality and Distribution, (UNIGE PI).

2011-2014: “Metal Bioavailability to Aquatic Photosynthetic Organisms in Changing Environment”, SNF-BioChEn. (Co-applicant).

2011-2012: “MIR ELEMO: Etude des Eaux du Léman”. Fondation pour l’étude des eaux du Léman.(UNIGE PI of the project: Trace metal speciation in the Vidy Bay).

2008-2011:"MOBESENS: Mobile Water Quality Sensor System": EU-FP7: ICT for
Environmental Management and Energy Efficiency.

2005-2008: "ECODIS: Dynamic Sensing of pollution Disasters and Predictive Modelling of their ecological impact: ECODIS": EU-FP6 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; Key action: Technologies and risk assessment in pollution disaster areas. (UNIGE co-applicant; Work Package leader)

2001-2004: "BIOSPEC: Sensor development for routine prediction of metal biouptake in freshwaters and soil solutions: BIOSPEC". EU-FP5 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; Key action: Sustainable management and quality of water.

(UNIGE co-applicant)

2000-2003: "IMTEC: In situ Monitoring of Trace Metal speciation in Estuaries and Coastal Zones in relation with biogeochemical processes". EU-FP5 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; Key action: Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and managing coastal processes and the coastal zone.

(Scientific coordinator; Work Package leader)

2000-2002: "Development of a microelectrode array based electrochemical flow-through ultratrace analyzer". Swiss CTI Program. (UNIGE PI).

1996-1999: "Elchem: Development of voltammetric microsensors". Swiss Priority Program
MINAST on microtechnology. (UNIGE co-applicant and main investigator).

1995-1998: "VAMP: Voltammetric Autonomous Measuring Probes for trace metals in the water column (500m. max. depth) and at water-sediment interfaces (6000m. max. depth)". EU-FP4, MAST-III: Marine Science and Technology. (UNIGE main investigator).


Participation in external projects:

2004-2008: "Application of gel integrated microsensor arrays to monitor the dynamic fraction of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn in the soil interstitial waters as a function of the growth of non- and hyperaccumulator plants ". Collaboration at the PhD thesis of J. Dessureault-Rompré, "Hyperaccumulation of Cd and Zn by Thlaspi caerulescens: the role of root exudation and risk for metal leaching in groundwater". Director : B. Nowack, Institute of Terrestrial ecology, ETH, Zurich.

2006 :         "Trace element regulation and removal by algal bloom in the surface water of lake Geneva (TERRAB - 2006)". In collaboration with the Forel Institute-Versoix-Switzerland and the INRA Institute-Thonon-France. Responsible for the in situ monitoring of trace metal speciation.

2000-2004: "Water quality assessment and protection of the Venice lagoon". Consultant for the Governmental Institutes “Magistrato alle Acque” and “Consorzio Venezia Nuova” of Venice-Italy for the analysis and speciation of the trace elements and the interpretation of the annual data banks.

1999-2000: "Development of an autonomous trace metal analyzer for real-time monitoring in estuarine and coastal waters". Project of the General Oceanic company and the SeaKeepers Society - Miami-USA : "Monitoring and protecting the health of the world's oceans by equipping yachts, vessels and platforms around the world with sophisticated ocean and weather monitoring modules". Consultant for the development, tests and optimization of an on-line metal analyzer.

1997-1999: "Development of a methodology for detecting deep metal ore deposits through physico-chemical analysis of fluids in shallow boreholes". EU Brite-EuRam program, 1997-1999. Consultant for the Département de Métallogénie et Géodynamique, BRGM - Orléans for the trace metal analysis and speciation; Responsible of the field in situ monitoring of trace metals.

1996-1998: "Mesures de Mn(II), Fe(II) et S(-II) dans des carottes de sediments par voltammétrie sur micrélectrode à gel intégré". Collaboration in a Canadian National Project - Prof. André Tessier, INRS Eaux - Québec.


Book chapters :

Tercier-Waeber M.L., Loizeau J.-L. 2016. Les micropolluants dans la baie de Vidy: source, propagation et impacts potentiels, Ch. 8, de Dans les abysses du Léman”. U.  Lemmin (Ed.), Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes. Swizerland.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J. 2010. Sensors and voltammetric probes for in situ monitoring of trace elements in aquatic systems, Ch. 8 in “Chemical and Biological Microsensors”. P. Fabry, J. Fouletier (Eds.), ISTE Ltd London (UK) and John Wiley & Sons New-York (USA).

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J. 2003. Microcapteurs et sondes voltamétriques pour la mesure in situ des éléments traces dans les milieux aquatiques, Ch. 11 in “Microcapteurs chimiques et biologiques: Applications en milieu liquide ». P. Fabry, J. Fouletier (Eds.), Hermes Science Publication, Paris.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J., Koudelka-Hep M., Graziottin F. 2002. Submersible voltammetric probes for in situ real-time trace element monitoring in natural aquatic systems, Ch. 2  in :“Environmental Electrochemistry:  Analysis of Trace Element Biogeochemistry“. M. Taillefert, T.F. Rozan (Eds.), American Chemical Society Symposium Series No. 811, Washington DC.

Buffle J., Tercier-Waeber M.L. 2000. In situ voltammetry: concepts and practice for trace analysis and speciation, chap. 9 in "In situ monitoring of aquatic systems; Chemical analysis and speciation" J. Buffle, G. Horvai (Eds.), IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems, Vol. 6, Wiley, Chichester.


Buffle J., Tercier M.-L., Belmont C., Koudelka-Hep M., Fiaccabrino G.C. 1999. Integrated electrochemical microsensors and microsystems for direct reliable chemical analysis of compounds in complex aqueous solutions. US Patent number: 5,865,972.

Peer-reviewed publications:

 Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Confalonieri F., Abdou M., Dutruch L., Bossy C., Fighera M., Bakker E., Graziottin F., van der Wal P., Schäfer J. 2021. Advanced multichannel submersible probe for autonomous high-resolution in situ monitoring of the cycling of the potentially bioavailable fraction of a range of trace metals. Chemosphere, submitted.

 Tercier-WaeberM.-L., AbdouM., FigheraM., van der WaalP., BakkerE., 2021. In situ voltammetric sensor of potentially bioavailable inorganic mercury in marine aquatic systems based on a gel-integrated nanostructured gold-based microelectrode arrays. ACS Sensors, 6, 925-937.

 Tercier-WaeberM.-L., FigheraM., AbdouM., BakkerE., Peter van der WaalP., 2021. Newly designed gel-integrated nanostructured gold-based interconnected microelectrode arrays for direct arsenite monitoring in aquatic systems. Sensors and Actuators B., 328, 128996.

 Penezic A., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Abdou M., Dutruch L., Bossy C., Bakker E., Schäfer J., 2020. Spatial variability of arsenic speciation in the Gironde Estuary: emphasis on dynamic (bioavailable) ionorganic arsenite and arsenate fractions. Mar. Chem. 223.

Abdou M., Gil-Díaz T., Schäfer J., Catrouillet C., Bossy C., Dutruch L., Blanc G., Cobelo-García A., Massa F., Castellano M., Magi E., Povero P., Tercier-Waeber M-L., 2020. Short-term variations in platinum partitioning in contrasting European coastal environments: the role of primary producers. Marine Chemistry 222.

Illuminati S., Annibaldi A., Truzzi C., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Nöel S., Braungardt C.B., Achterberg E.P., Howell K.A., Turner D., Confalonieri F., Graziottin F., Buffle J., Scarponi G., 2019. In-situ trace metal (Cd, Pb, Cu) speciation along the Po River plume (Northern Adriatic Sea) using submersible systems. Marine Chemistry 212, 47-63.

Abdou M., Schäfer J., Gil-Díaz T., Tercier-Waeber M., Catrouillet C., Massa F., Castellano M., Magi E., Povero P., Blanc G., 2019. Spatial variability and sources of platinum in a contaminated harbour – from geochemical background to urban levels. Environmental Chemistry.17, 105-117.

Cuartero M, Crespo G.A., Cherubini T., Pankratova N., Confalonieri F., Massa F., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Abdou M., Schäfer J., Bakker E., 2018. In Situ Detection of Macronutrients and Chloride in Seawater by Submersible Electrochemical Sensors. Anal. Chem., 90, 4702-4170.

Coll Crespi M., Crespo G.A., Xie X., Touilloux R., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Bakker E., 2018. Agarose Hydrogel Containing Immobilized pH Buffer Microemulsion without Increasing Permselectivity. Talanta 177, 191-196.

Ghahraman Afshar M., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Wehrli B., Bakker E., 2017. Direct sensing of total alkalinity profile in a stratified lake. Geochem. Persp. Let. 3, 85-93.

Akter M., Auguste M., Bir J., Blanco E., Briaudeau T., Dapueto G., Diaz C., Coccoli C., Creemers M., Espino M., Gain D., Gil-Uriarte E., Grimaldi C., Khalil Sarker M. I., Lopez A., Rementeria A., Roch M., Rodriguez A., Roman O., Ruoyu H., Abdou M., Coll Crespi M., Cuartero Botia M., Fighera M., Gil-Diaz T., Kowal J. L., Luxenburger F., Mirasole C., Pankratova N., Penezic A., Zieger S., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Nardin C., 2017. SCHeMA EU Project Summer School Report (Bilbao June 16 – 17, 2016). CHIMIA 71, 607-610. https://doi-org/10.2533/chimia.2017.607.

Fighera M., van der Wal P., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Shea H., 2016. Three-Electrode on-Chip Sensors for Voltammetric Detection of Trace Metals in Natural Waters. ECS Transactions 75, 303-314.

Touilloux R., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Bakker E., 2015 Antifouling membrane integrated renewable gold microelectrode for in situ detection of As(III). Anal. Methods. 7, 7503-7510.

Touilloux R., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Bakker E., 2015. Direct arsenic(III) sensing by a renewable gold plated Ir-based microelectrode. Analyst. 140, 3526-3534.

Tercier Waeber M.-L., Bakker E.,, Nardin C.,, Mongin S., Prado E., Cuartero Botia M., Mazaikoff B., Luxenburger F., Klimant I., Mistlberger G., Mueller B., Van Der Val P., Fighera M., Fernandez Sanchez J., Medina Castillo A.L., Valero Navarro A., Schaefer J., Abdou M., Novellino A., D'Angelo P., Confalonieri F., Castellano M, Magi E., Massa F., Povero P. 2015. FP7-OCEAN-2013 - SCHeMA: integrated in Situ Chemical MApping Probes. IEEE Xplore; https://doi-org/10.1109/OCEANS-Genova.2015.7271560.

Masson M., Tercier-Waeber  M.-L., 2014. Trace metal speciation at the sediment-water interface of the Vidy Bay: Influence of contrasting sediment characteristics. Special issue: MIR investigations in Lake Geneva. Aquatic Sciences, 76, 47-58. DOI 10.1007/s00027-013-0323-6.

Sauvain L., BuecheM., JunierT., MassonM., WunderlinT., Kohler-MilleretR., Gascon DiezE., LoizeauJ.-L., Tercier-WaeberM.-L., JunierP., 2014. Bacterial communities in trace metal contaminated lake sediments are dominated by endospore-forming bacteria. Special issue: MIR investigations in Lake Geneva. Aquatic Sciences, 76, 33-46, DOI 10.1007/s00027-013-0313-8.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Stoll S., Slaveykova V.I., 2012. Trace metal behavior in surface waters: emphasis on dynamic speciation, sorption processes and bioavailability (Review). Archive of Sciences, 65, 119-142.

Schüwer N., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Danial M., Harm-Anton Klok H.-A., 2012. Voltammetric detection of Hg(II) using peptide functionalized polymer brushes. Aust. J. Chem. 65, 1104-1109.

Xie X., Pawlack M., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Bakker E., 2012. Direct optical carbon dioxide sensing based on a polymeric film doped with a selective molecular tweezer-type ionophore. Anal. Chem. 84, 3163-3169.

SimonD.F., DavisT.A., Tercier-Waeber M.-L, Wilkinson K.J., 2011. In situ evaluation of Cd biomarkers in green algae. Env. Pollution, 159, 2630-2636.

MassonM., LanceleurL., Tercier-WaeberM.-L., SchäferJ., HezardT., LarroseA., BossyC., Blanc G., 2011. Distribution and reactivity of oxyanions (Sb, As, V, Mo) in the surface freshwater reaches of the Gironde Estuary (France). Appl. Geochem., 26, 1222-1230.

Dessureault-Rompré J., Luster J., Schulin R, Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Nowack B., 2010. Decrease of labile Zn and Cd in the rhizosphere of hyperaccumulating Thlaspi caerulescens with time. Env. Poll., 158, 1955-1962.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Hezard T., Masson M., Schäfer J., 2009.In situ monitoring of the diurnal cycling of the dynamic metal species in a stream under contrasting photobenthic biofilm activity and hydrological conditions. Env. Sci. Technol. 43, 7237-7244.

Braungardt C.B., Achterberg E.P., Axelsson B., Buffle J., Graziottin F., Howell K.A.,    Illuminati S., Scarponi G., Tappin A.D., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Turner D., 2009. Analysis of dissolved metal fractions in coastal waters : An intercomparison of five voltammetric in situ profiling (VIP) systems. Mar. Chem. 114, 47-55.

Dessureault-Rompré J, Nowack B, Schulin R, Tercier-Waeber M-L, Luster J., 2008. Metal   solubility and speciation in the rhizosphere of Lupinus albus. Env. Sci. Tech.,42, 7146-7151.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Taillefert M., 2008. Remote in situ voltammetric techniques to characterize the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in aquatic systems. (Invited review) .Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 30-54.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Confalonieri F., Koudleka-Hep M., Dessureault-Rompré J., Graziottin F., Buffle J., 2008. Gel-integrated voltammetric microsensors and submersible probes as reliable tools for environmental trace metal analysis and speciation. (Invited review). Electroanalysis, 20, 240-258.

Bayen S., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Parthasarathy N. Buffle J., 2008.   Highlights of analytical chemistry in Switzerland - analytical concepts and tools for speciation studies. Chimia  62, 170.

Dessureault-Rompré J., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Koudelka-Hep M., 2006. Speciation analysis of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn in soil solutions by square wave anodic stripping voltammetric technique with gel integrated microelectrode arrays. In: Luster, J.; Finlay, R. (eds.). Handbook of methods used in rhizosphere research. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, 2006, pp. 247-248.

Noël S., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Lin L., Buffle J., Guenat O., Koudelka-Hep M., 2006. Integrated micro-analytical system for simultaneous voltammetric measurements of free metal ion concentrations in natural waters. Electroanalysis 18, 2061-2069.

Unsworth E.R., Warnken K.W, Zhang H., Davison W., Black F., Buffle J., Cao J., Cleven R.,   Galceran J., Gunkel P., Kalis E., Kistler D., van Leeuwen H.P., Martin M., Noël S., Nur Y., Odzak N., Puy J., Riemsdijk van W., Sigg L., Temminghoff E., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Toepperwien S., Town R.M., Weng L., Xue H., 2006. Model predictions of metal speciation in freshwaters compared to measurements by in situ techniques. Env. Sci. Tech.,40, 1942-1949.

Sigg L., Black F., Buffle J., Cao J., Cleven R., Davison W., Galceran J., Gunkel P., Kalis E., Kistler D., Martin M., Noël S., Nur Y., Odzak N., Puy J., van Riemsdijk W., Temminghoff E., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Toepperwien S., Town R.M., Unsworth E.R., Warnken K., Weng L., Xue H., Zhang H., 2006. Comparison of analytical techniques for dynamic trace metal speciation in natural freshwaters. Env. Sc. Tech., 40, 1934-1941.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Confalonieri F., Riccardi G., Sina A., Noel S., Buffle J.,  Graziottin F., 2005. Multi Physical-Chemical Profiler for real-time in situ monitoring of trace metal speciation and master variables: development, validation and field application. Mar. Chem. 97, 216-235.

Buffle J., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., 2005. Voltammetric environmental trace-metal analysis and speciation : from laboratory to in situ measurements. (Review). Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 24, 172-191.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Confalonieri F., Sina A., Graziottin F., Buffle J., 2003. Multi Physical-Chemical Profiler for Real-time Continuous In situ Monitoring of Specific Fractions of Trace Metals and Master Variables. Proceeding of the XIIth International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, J. Phys. IV France, 107, 1297-1300.

Noel S., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Lin L., Buffle J., 2003. Complexing Gel Integrated Microelectrode Array for Direct Detection of Free Metal Ion Concentrations in Natural Waters. Proceeding of the XIIth International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, J. Phys. IV France, 107, 965-968.

Pauwels H., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Arenas M., Castroviejo R., Deschamps Y., Lassin A., Graziottin F., Elorza F.-J., 2002. Chemical characteristics of groundwaters at two massive sulphide deposits in an area of previous mining contamination, South Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain. J. Geochem. Expl. 75, 17-41.

Parthasarathy N., Pelletier M., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J., 2001. On-line coupling of flow through voltammetric microcell to hollow fiber permeation liquid membrane device for subnanomolar trace metal speciation measurements. Electroanalysis 13, 1305-1314.

Pei J., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J., Fiaccabrino G.C., Koudelka-Hep M., 2001. Individually addressable gel-integrated voltammetric microelectrode array for high resolution measurements of concentration profiles at interfaces. Anal. Chem. 73, 2273-2281.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J., 2000. Submersible on-line oxygen removal system coupled to an in situ voltammetric probe for trace element monitoring in freshwater. Env. Sci. Technol., 34, 4018-4024.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Pei J., Buffle J., Fiaccabrino G.C., Koudelka-Hep M., Riccardi G.,  Confalonieri F., Sina A., Graziottin F., 2000. A novel probe with individually addressable gel-integrated microsensor arrays for real-time high spatial resolution concentration profile measurements. Electroanalysis, 12, 27-34.

Pei J., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Buffle J., 2000. Simultaneous determination and speciation of Zinc, Cadmium, Lead and Copper in natural water with minimum handling and artefacts by voltammetry on gel-integrated microelectrode array. Anal. Chem., 72, 161-171.

Tercier-Waeber M.-L.*, Buffle J., Graziottin F., Koudelka-Hep M., 1999. Novel voltammetric probe for in situ trace element monitoring. Sea Technol., 40, 74-79. (Invited paper for a special issue : Communications, Telemertry Data Processing).

Tercier-Waeber M.-L.*, Buffle J., Confalonieri F., Riccardi G.,  Sina A., Graziottin F., Fiaccabrino G.C., Koudelka-Hep M., 1999. Submersible voltammetric probes for in situ trace element measurements in surface water, groundwater and sediment-water interface, Meas. Sci. Technol., 10, 1202-1213. (Invited paper for a special issue : Subsea Measurement and Instrumentation).

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Belmont-Hébert C., Buffle J., 1998. Real-time continuous Mn(II) monitoring in lakes using a novel voltammetric in situ profiling system. Env. Sci. Technol., 32, 1515-1521.

Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., Graziottin F., 1998. A novel voltammetric in situ profiling system for continuous, real-time monitoring of trace elements in natural waters. Electroanalysis, 10, 355-363.

Belmont-Hébert C., Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., Fiaccabrino G.C., Koudelka-Hep M., 1998. Gel-integrated microelectrode arrays for direct voltammetric measurements of heavy metals in natural waters and other complex media. Anal. Chem., 70, 2949-2956.

Fiaccabrino G.C., Van der Wal P.D., De Rooij N.F., Koudelka-Hep M., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Belmont-Hebert C.,  Buffle J., Confalonieri F., Riccardi G., Graziottin F., 1998. Microfabricated voltammetric microsensors for trace metals analysis. Proc. SPIE_Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 3539 (Chemical microsensors and applications), 157-160.

Fiaccabrino G. C., de Rooij N. F., Koudelka-Hep M., Belmont-Hebert C., Tercier  M.-L., Buffle J., 1998. Microfabricated voltammetric sensors for trace metal monitoring, in: Chemical Sensors, Technical Digest of the International Meeting, 7th, Beijing, China, July 27-30 (1998) 166-168 Publisher: International Academic Publishers, Beijing, Peop. Rep. China.

Buffle J., Tercier M.-L., Parthasarathy N., Wilkinson K.J., 1997. Analytical techniques for in situ measurement and speciation of trace compounds in natural waters, Chimia, 51, 690-693.

Buffle J., Wilkinson K.J., Tercier M.-L., Parthasarathy N., 1997. In situ monitoring and speciation of trace metals in natural waters. Ann. Chim. (Rome), 87, 67-82.

Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., 1996. Antifouling membrane-covered voltammetric microsensor for in situ measurements in natural waters. Anal. Chem., 68, 3670-3678.

Belmont C., Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., Fiaccabrino G.C., Koudelka-Hep M., 1996. Mercury-plated Ir-based microelectrode arrays for trace metal detection by voltammetry: Optimum conditions and reliability. Anal. Chim. Acta, 329, 203-214.

Tercier M.-L., Parthasarathy N., Buffle J., 1995. Reproducible, reliable and rugged Hg-plated Ir-based microelectrode for in situ measurements in natural waters. Electroanalysis 7, 55-

Town R.M., Tercier M.-L., Parthasarathy N., Bujard F., Rodak S., Bernard C., Buffle J., 1995. A versatile macro- to micro-size stationary drop electrode. Anal. Chim. Acta, 302, 1-8.

Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., 1993. In situ voltammetric measurements in natural waters: future prospects and challenges. (Review). Electroanalysis 5, 187-200.

Jerman R., Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., 1992. Pressure insensitive solid state reference electrode for in situ voltammetric measurements in natural waters. Anal. Chim. Acta 269, 49-58.

De Vitre R.R., Tercier M.-L., Tsacopoulos M., Buffle J., 1991. Preparation and properties of a mercury-plated iridium-based microelectrode. Anal. Chim. Acta 249, 419-425.

De Vitre R.R., Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., 1991.  In situ voltammetric measurements in natural waters: the advantages of microelectrodes. Anal. Proc. (London) 28, 4-75.

Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., Zirino A., 1990.  In situ voltammetric measurement of trace elements in lakes and oceans. Anal. Chim. Acta 237, 429-437.

Tercier M.-L., Buffle J., 1990. Photomicroscopic measurement of the diffusion layer around mercury drop electrodes. Part II: Choice of the optimal conditions. Electroanalysis 2, 99-105.

Tercier M.-L., Bernard C., Bujard F., Rodak S., Buffle J., 1990. Photomicroscopic measurement of the diffusion layer around mercury drop electrodes. Part I: Description of the electrochemical system. Electroanalysis 2, 89-97.

Buffle J., Bernhard J.P., Tercier M.-L., 1987. Extension of the sensitivity limit of amalgam electrodes, in dilute aquatic media, based on the study of their oxidation process. J. Electroanal. Chem. 236, 67-86.

Buffle J., Vuilleumier J.J., Tercier M.-L., Parthasarathy N., 1987.  Voltammetric study of humic and fulvic substances. V. Interpretation of metal ion complexation measured by anodic stripping voltammetric methods. Sci. Total Environ. 60, 75-96.

Other publications:   

Autermann C., Castro A., Chumbinho R., Connelly D., Degres Y., Delory E., Eparkhina D., Marinella Farré M., Fernández V., Fox J., Gorringe P., Jirka S., Krussman M.,  Manes C.-L.,  Martinez S.,Mowlem M., Murphy D., Pearlman J., Pirlet H., Precheur H., Rohr H., Rojas N., Nathalie Tonné  N., Sands C., Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Troussard C.,  Wilkinson P., 2018. Maritime Sensor Technologies for the European Market: Research, Development and Implementation. Good practice guide. McMeel O. and Dina Eparkhina D. (Eds.)

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., 2014. SCHeMA:Integrated In-Situ Chemical MApping Probes  in : The Ocean of Tomorrow Projects (2010-2013): Joint Research Forces to Meet Challengesin Ocean Management. P. 66-67. Publication Office of the European Union

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Masson M., Loizeau J.-L., Sénéclauze M., Dallemagne P., Restrepo A.,Dussud L., Rousseaux P., Prigent S., Forest B., 2012. Réseau de capteurs  mobile et autonome : vers une nouvelle approche de la surveillance des écosystèmes aquatiques sensibles. Journal Romand de l’Environnement, n°254, pp. 7-15. 

Tercier-Waeber M.-L., Monnet V., 2011. A la Chasse Aux Métaux Lourds. Campus, UNIGE Service Communication, Dossier 102, p.24-25.

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