June 26th to 28th, 2023
Cité des Congrès de Nantes
General public week-end
June 24th-25th, 2023
Museum de Nantes
June 26th to 28th, 2023
Cité des Congrès de Nantes
General public week-end
June 24th-25th, 2023
Museum de Nantes
Azzedine BOUSSEKSOU is Exceptional Class Research Director at the CNRS, France.
He is the Director of the CNRS Coordination Chemistry Laboratory, Toulouse, France and Leader of the “Switchable Molecular Materials” Team at the LCC-CNRS, Toulouse. He is member of the French Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and Funding member of the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology. Azzedine BOUSSEKSOU was awarded the Price of the French Chemical Society (coordination Chemistry division, 2003), the Langevin prize of the French Academy of Sciences (2009), the prestigious Silver Medal of the CNRS (2010), the DGRSDT Algerian research distinction (2011), the Chemistry research prize (prix la recherche, 2011), the Korean Magnetism society prize (2012), the Montpellier University Medal (2014). He published over 300 articles in refereed journals (including 10 invited reviews, 24 VIP/Hot/Editor-selected articles and 14 cover articles), 4 book chapters, 14 patents, with an h index over 68.
Thomas W. Ebbesen is a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Strasbourg where he is also the director of the Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry and the Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies (www.usias.fr).
The author of many papers and patents, Ebbesen has received numerous awards for his pioneering research on nanostructured materials including the 2014 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience and the 2019 laureate of the Gold Medal of the CNRS. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and foreign member of the French Academy of Science.
Eva Jakab Toth is CNRS research director and head of the CNRS institute “Centre of Molecular Biophysics”, Orléans, France.
Active in bioinorganic chemistry, she is recognized for her contribution to field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging contrast agents. Eva Jakab Toth is recipient of the CNRS Silver Medal (2018), of the Grand Prix Achille Le Bel of the French Chemical Society (2020), and she is external member of the Hungarian Academy of Science. She has published 180 scientific papers and edited the book of “The Chemistry of Contrast Agents in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Wiley & Sons, (2001 et 2013).
Walter Leitner (FRSC) is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr and holds the Chair of Chemical Technolgy and Petrochemistry at RWTH Aachen University.
He is also Scientific Director of CAT, the joint Catalytic Center of RWTH Aachen and the company Covestro. His research focusses on a molecular approach to catalysis motivated by the principles of Green Chemistry. Main research topics are the selective conversion of CO2 and biomass as well as the use of advanced reaction media such as supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, and multiphasic systems.
From 2004 – 2016, Walter Leitner served first as Scientific Editor and later as Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Green Chemistry” and since 2018 he is a member of the Editorial Board of “Angewandte Chemie”. The research efforts of his team have been recognized with several awards including the Otto-Roelen-Medal of DECHEMA (2001), the Wöhler Award of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, 2009), and the European Sustainable Chemistry Award of EuCheMS (2014, jointly with Prof. J. Klankermayer). In 2019 he has been nominated among the finalists for the German Presidential Innovation Award (“Deutscher Zukunftspreis”) together with Dr. Christoph Gürtler and Dr. Berit Stange of Covestro AG for their contribution to the development of an industrial process to use CO2 for the production or polyurethane plastics.
Luis Liz-Marzán is Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director at CIC biomaGUNE, and distinguished for contributions to colloidal synthesis and self-assembly, nanoplasmonics, surface-enhanced Raman scattering and biosensing.
Prof. Liz-Marzán was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain (2019) and Academia Europaea (2019), awarded the Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2014), Rey Jaime I Prize (2015), National Award of Research in Chemical Science and Technology (2018), and SCF French-Spanish Catalán-Sabatier Prize (2020), and visiting professor at various institutions worldwide, including Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay (2017) and College de France (pending because of COVID-19). He has published over 500 scientific papers with an h index of over 115.
João Rocha is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and distinguished for contributions to the synthesis of nanoporous solids and the study of their interfaces by solid-state NMR and XRD.
Prof. Rocha was elected Fellow of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (2006), European Academy of Sciences-EURASC (2014), Chemistry Europe (2015) and Royal Society of Chemistry (2016), and awarded the Real Sociedad Española de Química Madinabeitia-Lourenço Prize (2015), Ferreira da Silva Prize (2016), and French-Portuguese Prize from the Société Chimique de France (2020). He has published over 500 scientific papers with a h index of over 65.
Mickael Capron has been an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lille since 2003.
He carries out his research work in the Vaalbio group of the Catalysis and Solid State Chemistry unit (UCCS). He focuses his research on the valorization of ex biomass alcohols such as glycerol, ethanol, etc… to obtain high added value molecules. His work has led to 85 publications and an H factor of 27. He has transferred part of his research activities into teaching by creating the Bioref Master’s degree which obtained the Erasmus Mundus label in 2019 and this until 2025.
Sara Cavaliere is Associate Professor in Chemistry at the University of Montpellier.
Her work aims at developing advanced nanostructured materials to enhance performance and durability of electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices, including fuel cells and electrolysers. Supported in 2012 by an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council, in 2017 she was awarded the CNRS bronze medal and appointed junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She co-authored over 60 scientific papers with a h-index of 24, 2 patents, 5 book chapters, and edited one book.
Thomas Cottineau is a CNRS researcher, working at the ICPEES institute, in Strasbourg, since 2014 when he joined the Photocatalysis & Photoconversion group.
Since his PhD (IMN, Nantes 2007), he showed a strong interest in nanostructured materials for light harvesting applications. After this first experience with hybrid materials for PV, he held post-doc positions in UQAM (Montreal, Canada) and LMSPC (Strasbourg) during which he developed & modified nanostructured materials and surfaces, mainly for photo-electrochemical applications.
His research at ICPEES aims to the development and improvement of metal oxide nanostructures for photo-oxidation reactions. A part of his work is devoted to the development of new photo-(electro)-catalytic analysis methods for a better understanding of the mechanisms involved during the photocatalytic reactions (light absorption, charge transfer and recombination) and in order to improve the materials in terms of performances and stability.
Laurent Piccolo is a CNRS researcher in the field of metal-based heterogeneous catalysis.
He is interested in catalyst design for energy and environment applications. His research makes use of advanced microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to reveal the atomic-scale mechanisms of reactions on model surfaces as well as supported nanoparticles/nanoalloys and single-atom catalysts. http://laurentcp.googlepages.com/
Her career path is based on the carbon cycle. After studying the mechanisms of transformation of carbonaceous organic matter during geological ages (kerogen and oil) by Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance during her thesis, at IFP Energies Nouvelles, she developed hydrotreating (HDT) and hydrocracking (HCK) catalysts dedicated to the conversion of fossil resource into fuels.
Aware of environmental issues and in order to keep the carbon sequestered, she has worked on the recycling of plastics and tires. Today, as a project leader, she is redirecting her research towards the production of carbon-free energy and the conversion of CO2 emitted by factories using solar energy.
At IFPEN, she is co-inventor of more than 40 patents.
Dr. Kevin Bernot is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) of Rennes, that is part of the Institute of Chemical Science of Rennes (UMR ISCR).
His research deals with lanthanide coordination chemistry, luminescence and molecular magnetism.
Dr. Bernot is Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, 2017-2022), he has been awarded « Distinguished Junior Member » of the French Chemical Society (SCF, 2020-2024), Junior Award (2020) from the Coordination Chemistry Division of the SCF and the “ADocMolMag 2008 prize” for the best European PhD thesis on Molecular Magnetism.
He has published 97 papers with h index of 38
Vincent César is a CNRS senior researcher at LCC (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS) in Toulouse.
Vincent César studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and obtained the “Agrégation de Sciences Physiques, option chimie” in 2000. He completed his thesis in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. L. H. Gade and Dr. S. Bellemin-Laponnaz at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg working on chiral oxazolinyl/N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. He then joined Prof. A. Fürstner at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim (Germany) as an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow. In 2006, he was appointed as Chargé de recherche CNRS at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC) in Toulouse, where he joined the group “Molecular design of Transition Metal Pre-Catalyst” working with Dr. G. Lavigne. Since 2008, he has been developing a new research topic related to the design of new generations of N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), with notable advances in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and organic synthesis.
Pascale DELANGLE is the director of the SyMMES laboratory, a joint unit between Grenoble Alpes University, CEA and CNRS, since the 1st January 2021.
After defending her PhD in supramolecular chemistry, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon about phosphorous macrocycles as cation receptors, she was recruited at the Fundamental Research Division (DRF) at CEA Grenoble in 1997 to develop research on f-element coordination in solution. In the last 15 years, her research has been focused on bioinorganic chemistry and more precisely peptide design for selective metal ion chelation. Recent research topics exploit biomimetic strategies for the development of mimics of enzyme active sites, the prediction of high affinity metal-binding sites in proteins for toxic metals such as mercury, uranium and plutonium as well as essential ones like copper. These approaches also revealed promising in the design of highly selective chelating agents for copper detoxification in the liver for the treatment of Wilson’s Disease.
Marine Desage-El Murr is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg where she leads the OMECA team involved in the development of catalytic methodologies and reactivities inspired by biological systems.
After studying at the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique et Electronique de Lyon (CPE Lyon), and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP), she obtained her PhD in 2003 under the supervision of Dr Charles Mioskowski at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA Saclay). She was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) working in the groups of Prof. Roger J. Griffin and Prof. Bernard T. Golding. In 2007, she joined the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire (IPCM) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) as Assistant Professor. In 2017, she was appointed Professor and group leader at the University of Strasbourg. Her research interests are centered around organometallic and coordination chemistry, bioinspired catalysis, redox cofactors, ligand-based electron transfers and redox catalysis. She is an active member of the SCF where she belonged to the board of the Paris area section (2016-2017) and now to the board of the bioinorganic chemistry group, and is a member of the FrenchBIC network executive board.
Jean-René HAMON is Research Director (DR1) at CNRS and distinguished for contributions to organometallic chemistry and for study of transition metal complexes featuring asymmetric Schiff base ligands and their properties as molecular materials and catalysts.
Dr. Hamon received the CNRS Bronze Medal (1983), the Cahours-Houzeau Award of the French Academy of Sciences (1995), the “honoraria de Profesor Extraordinario” degree (2010) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso (Chile), was elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2014), and awarded the SFC Coordination Chemistry Division Prize (2020). He has published over 130 scientific papers and 3 patents.
Aline Nonat was appointed CNRS researcher at the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien in Strasbourg in 2010.
Her research interests and expertise are centred around the design, synthesis and coordination chemistry applied to analytical sciences and bio-imaging. Her latest results deal with energy transfer phenomena in polymetallic assemblies and with the application of bispidine chelates to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography. She received the bronze medal of the CNRS in 2019 and co-authored 49 publications in SCI journals (H-index 20), 2 book chapters and 2 patents.
Dr. Bassani obtained a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, followed by PhD in Chemistry at Northwestern University under the guidance of F. D. Lewis.
He joined the CNRS at the University of Bordeaux in 1997 after postdoctoral fellowships with J. Wirz and J.-M. Lehn. He is the recipient of the Inter-American Photochemical Society young investigator award, the Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society, and the young investigator prize of the French Chemical Society (Physical Chemistry Division). His research interests span the use of supramolecular forces for controlling the interactions between molecules and light.
Jeanne Crassous is the recipient of the DCO 2020 Prize, recognizing the quality and originality of her research developed over the last 20 years and her commitment for the community.
Jeanne CRASSOUS (born COSTANTE) studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon; she obtained the Agrégation de Sciences Physiques, option Chemistry (1992). She prepared a PhD thesis at ENS Lyon under the supervision of André Collet, on the absolute configuration of bromochlorofluoromethane (1996). After a postdoctoral period studying the chirality of fullerenes in François Diederich group (ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 1997), she received in 1998 a CNRS researcher position at the ENS Lyon, where she collaborated with Jean-Pierre Dutasta and Laure Guy. In 2005, she joined the group of Régis Réau at the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR). In 2010, she was promoted Director of Research at CNRS. With Ludovic Favereau, she is animating a group focused on chiral pi-conjugated systems.
She is a member of the National Committee of Research (section 12, CoNRS) since 2016. She is also director of the National CNRS Network (GDR) « CHIRAFUN » and coordinator of Marie Curie ITN European Project « HEL4CHIROLED ». She is a member of editorial board of the journal Chirality (Wiley) and member of executive committees of scientific symposia (JACC, Chirality, and Circular Dichroism). In 2013, she became a distinguished junior member of the French Chemical Society.
Since the beginning of her scientific carrier, she became interested in chirality. She examined stereochemical problems on a variety of chiral structures, such as heterohalogenomethanes, fullerenes, cryptophanes and hemicryptophanes, helicenes and organometallic complexes. With physicists from Villetaneuse, she has studied fundamental phenomena: parity violation effects in chiral molecules. She examines in details pure enantiomers by chiroptical techniques (electronic and vibrational circular dichroism, circularly polarized luminescence). She is currently developing the chemistry of heteroatomic and organometallic helicenes; she creates original helical structures with innovative properties for applications as chiroptical switches or chiral emitters for OLEDs.
Jeanne Crassous is sending her warmest thanks to all colleagues, collaborators and students for their precious contributions!
Julien Leclaire was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. After a Ph D in dendrimer chemistry with J.-P. Majoral and A.-M. Caminade at the LCC Toulouse, we worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the group of Jeremy K. M. Sanders at the University of Cambridge.
In 2005 in moved to the Chiroscience group of the ISM2 (Marseille) as an assistant, then associate Professor. Since 2013, he holds the iMuST Chair of chemistry at the University of Lyon and is the head of the Applied Supramolecular group (CSAp) of the ICBMS. His group focuses on the tailored recognition of valuable molecules within complex mixtures. This includes the design of CO2-based dynamic molecular systems (eCO2-Chem) devoted to metal recycling. In 2020, He co-funded MeCaWaRe Corporation which applies eCO2-Chem to recycle end-of use batteries.
Dr. Julie Oble received in 2007 her PhD degree from the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) under the direction of Drs. L. Grimaud and L. Elkaïm.
In 2007, she obtained a one-year postdoctoral position in the research group of Prof. A. B. Charette at the University of Montréal (Canada). After two further years as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. E. Lacôte, Prof. S. Thorimbert and Prof. B. Hasenknopf at UPMC, she joined in 2010 the research team of Prof. Giovanni Poli at Sorbonne Université as Assistant Professor. She obtained her habilitation degree from this university in 2020 and recently received the “Enseignant-Chercheur 2020” award given by the Organic Division of the French Chemical Society (Prix Jean Normant). Her research focuses on the development of new metal-catalyzed domino reactions toward the synthesis of heterocycles, homogeneous and quasi-homogeneous catalytic C-H activations and biomass valorization.
Svetlana B. Tsogoeva is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, since February 2007.
She received her Diploma in Chemistry with Distinction in 1995 from St. Petersburg State University, where she completed her doctoral thesis in 1998 on the “Synthesis of Modified Analogues of Steroid Estrogens” supported by Procter & Gamble. In 1998, she moved to the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for a postdoctoral project under the sponsorship of the DFG, German Research Foundation. In July 2000 she joined the Degussa AG Fine Chemicals Division in Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany as a research scientist, where she has been working on the synthesis and the application of new oligopeptide catalysts for the enantioselective Julia-Colonna asymmetric epoxidation of olefins. In January 2002 she was appointed a First Junior Professor in Germany at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, where she established her own research group supported by BMBF, DFG, FCI and Degussa AG. Her awards and distinctions include the Otto-Röhm Research Award and the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award in recognition of her contributions in the field of asymmetric organocatalysis. Her research is currently focused on organocatalyzed domino reactions and one-pot processes, photoracemization methods, deracemization of chiral bioactive compounds, and synthesis of natural product hybrids for medicinal chemistry.
Sébastien Bonhommeau is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux (France) where he works on the nanoscale chemical, structural and topographical imaging/characterization of biomolecules and nanomaterials, and collaborates on studies related to molecular magnetism.
Dr Bonhommeau was awarded a University Bordeaux 1/CNRS excellence chair in 2009, when recruited at the University of Bordeaux, and has been member of the National University Council (31st section) since 2015. He published 40 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals and especially 12 of them in high-impact factor journals.
Rémi Dupuy is a post-doctoral researcher at the Fritz-Häber Institute of the Max Planck Society, in Berlin. He defended his PhD thesis, directed by Jean-Hugues Fillion, in 2019 at Sorbonne Université. He received the 2020 PhD prize of the DCP (Division de Chimie Physique, commune à la SCF et la SFP).
His PhD work concerned the study of the process of photon and electron-stimulated desorption from molecular ices, with applications to astrochemistry. In his current postdoc activities, funded by a grant of the Humboldt foundation, he studies the arrangement and reactions of molecules at the liquid-vapor interface using mainly ambient pressure photoemission techniques.
Elisabeth Lojou is CNRS Research Director at Bioenergetic and Protein Engineering laboratory , Aix-Marseille University. She was distinguished for contributions to molecular basis for bioelectrocatalysis including bioremediation by small hemic proteins and biofuel cells development thanks to the functional immobilization of hydrogenases and multicopper oxidases.
Dr Lojou was awarded the SCF prize (2020) division chimie-physique. She is currently involved in bioelectrochemical societies, being chair of the International Electrochemical Society, division bioelectrohemistry, treasurer of the Bioelectrochemical Society and member of the council of the French Group of Bioelectrochemistry. She has published over 110 scientific papers.
Carine Michel received her PhD in 2007 in Theoretical Chemistry at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, under the supervision of Pr. A. Milet. She focused mainly on modelling the chemical reactivity of various homogeneous systems. Then, she spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Pr. E.J. Baerends at the VU University, Amsterdam in the field of C-H oxidation.
In 2009, she was appointed at the Laboratoire de Chimie as a CNRS researcher to focus on the catalytic valorisation of biomass into chemicals. She extended her research themes to the study of reactive solid/liquid interfaces with a focus on the life cycle of catalysts, from preparation to deactivation.She received the Bronze medal of the CNRS (2015) and defended her Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2016 (‘Computational Studies across Catalysis’). She was appointed vice-director of the Laboratoire de Chimie in 2021.
David Talaga is CNRS Research Engineer at the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires (Bordeaux, France) where he performed many instrumental developments in optical spectroscopy, and especially related to the coupling between atomic force microscopy and conventional, surface-enhanced and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopies as well as dark-field scattering microscopy.
After working in DILOR and JOBIN YVON companies, David Talaga was recruited as CNRS Engineer in 2002 and promoted CNRS Research Engineer in 2010. He published 57 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Delphine Chan-Seng is a CNRS researcher at the Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France), which is dedicated to the science of polymers and self-assembled systems involving researchers in chemistry, physico-chemistry, and physics.
She earned her Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry (2007) from the University of Toronto (Canada) working on controlled radical polymerization focusing on atom transfer radical polymerization under seeded emulsion conditions and the investigation of acrylates polymerization under nitroxide-mediated polymerization conditions under the guidance of Michael K. Georges. She then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the group of Todd Emrick, where she focused on the synthesis of polymers for targeted applications, such as the synthesis of aliphatic polyesters and their post-polymerization functionalization used as coatings for drug-elution cardiovascular stents, and the synthesis of peptide-based comb polymers used as non-viral vectors for gene therapy. In 2011, she was appointed CNRS researcher joining the Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France). Her research involves polymer chemistry, macromolecular engineering, and peptide synthesis to design polymers with specific properties for applications in biomedicine among others.
Dr. Abraham Chemtob (AC, 43 years) obtained a PhD degree (Polymer Chemistry) in 2003 at the University of Bordeaux (France) on the development of Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerisation (ROMP) in dispersed media. After two postdoctoral positions in world-class institutions (University of Sydney – Australia, University of Basque Country – Spain), he became lecturer (University of Haute Alsace – France) in 2006 at the Department of Photochemistry.
At present, he works at the Institut de Sciences des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M, CNRS). AC’s multi-disciplinary professional path has enabled him to develop his research in various fields related to emulsion polymerisation processes, photopolymerisation and sol-gel chemistry. AC has supervised some 11 PhDs and 5 postdoctoral fellows. He is author of 89 refereed publications including 2 reviews, 5 book chapters and 5 patents. He has co-chaired 5 international events: the 2005 and 2006 Emulsion Courses (POLYMAT, Spain), the 2007 Polyray (Mulhouse), the 2009 Club Emulsion (Mulhouse) and the 2019 colloquium of the Groupe Français des Polymères.
Dr. Arnaud Favier is a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères in Lyon, France, which is dedicated to fundamental and applicative research on polymer science.
He is involved for many years at the interface between polymer chemistry and biomedical applications. With his expertise in RAFT controlled radical polymerization, he is currently developing well-defined fluorescent polymer probes for bio-imaging applications together with Marie-Thèrèse Charreyre. He obtained is PhD from a CNRS-bioMérieux joint laboratory at ENS Lyon before two post-docs at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and at Aix-Marseille University, France. Before joining CNRS, he served as scientist for two biotech companies Ilypsa Inc. and Relypsa, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
Nicolas Leclerc is CNRS research director at the Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health (ICPEES) of Strasbourg (France), where he leads a team dedicated to the design and synthesis of organic semiconducting materials.
Its research interests are mainly focused on the synthesis and characterization of new materials for energy applications, such as organic photovoltaics and organic thermoelectricity.
He is an active member of the OERA GDR.
He has published over 85 scientific papers with a h index of 28.
Sylvie Tencé-Girault is Research Engineer for Arkema chemical group since 1988. She received her PhD in 1987 from the Paris XI Orsay University, studying the Peierls transition in blue bronzes.
She spent thirteen years in an Arkema research center in charge of a «Structure-Morphology and Thermal properties» laboratory. Then from 2001 to 2017, she worked at the ESPCI Paris in the group of Prof. Ludwik Leibler, she now holds a position at PIMM-ENSAM Paris within the framework of the Arkema Industrial Chair (Arkema / CNRS-ENSAM-Cnam ). Her research focuses on the structure and morphology of nanostructured polymeric materials in relation to both their chemical compositions and their macroscopic properties, in order to develop and design new materials for Arkema, from high-performance semi-crystalline polymers.
Dr. Tatiana Besset was educated in chemistry at the University of Grenoble (France) in the group of Dr. Andrew E. Greene, where she obtained her doctoral degree in 2009. She then moved to the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Frank Glorius (Rh C-H bond activation).
In 2011, she joined the group of Prof. Joost N. H. Reek at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), as a postdoctoral fellow in collaboration with the Eastman company where she was working on supramolecular encapsulated rhodium catalysts for branched selective hydroformylation of alkenes. Since October 2012, she is working as a CNRS Researcher (Chargée de Recherche CNRS) in the “Fluorinated Biomolecules Synthesis” group of Prof. Pannecoucke (UMR 6014, Rouen University and INSA Rouen, France). In 2017, she received an ERC Starting Grant. Tatiana defended her habilitation in January 2018 and received the Bronze medal of the CNRS (Young Investigator Award). Her research focuses on the transition metal-catalyzed C–H activation and the development of new strategies for the synthesis of fluorinated building blocks.
Sophie Carenco graduated in 2008 from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France). She obtained her PhD in 2011 from University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, for her work on the synthesis and applications of metal phosphide nanoparticles. From 2012 to 2013, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, where she used synchrotron-based in situ spectroscopies (near-ambient-pressure XPS, high pressure XAS) to monitor the surface state of (bi)metallic nanoparticles during catalytic reactions.
In 2014, she joined CNRS as a researcher in Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (LCMCP) at Sorbonne Université. She works on novel synthetic routes of exotic nanomaterials for energy-relevant challenges such as CO2 valorization. In 2017, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to work on small molecules activation at the surface of nanoparticles.
She was awarded the European Young Chemist Award from EuCheMS (2010) and the C’Nano National Award (2012) for her PhD work. More recently, she was awarded the Bronze Medal of CNRS, the Jean Rist Medal of SF2M, the Young Chemist Award of SCF-DCP and the Clara Immerwahr Award from Uniyscat. She is also involved in science outreach and published in 2012 a book about nanomaterials and chemistry.
After a master in physics from the ENSL and an engineer degree from Politecnico di Milano, Arsène Chemin started a PhD at the Institut Lumière Matière where he developed emission and fluorescence spectroscopy on laser generated plasma and worked on the thermalization of the plasma, nucleation processes but also shock-waves generated by the laser ablation.
He is an active member of the French Physicist Society.
He won the prize for the best technology development in November 2020 from Pulsalys, the first prize of the best Poster at ANGEL Conference in 2018 and received a prize from the Italian Physicist Society for the creation of the Italian Physics Tournament in 2017.
Florian M. Wisser (Ph. D) studied chemistry at the European High School for Chemistry, Polymers and Material Sciences in Strasbourg and at Saarland University in Saarbrücken.
In 2015, he obtained his doctorate with Prof. S. Kaskel at Dresden University of Technology. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. D. Farrusseng at IRCELYON, he became an independent group leader at IRCELYON holding a Laureate CNRS-Momentum 2018. In 2020, he moved to University of Regensburg to establish his independent research group. His research focusses on the rational design of functional porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks and porous polymers with well-controlled properties. His group applies these materials as (photo-)catalysts for CO2 valorisation as well as for C-H activation and strives for a better understanding of photo-activation processes in heterogeneous, molecularly defined catalysts and of confinement effects in non-crystalline materials.
Marius Andruh is Professor in Coordination Chemistry at the University of Bucharest.
His major research interests are focused on metallosupramolecular chemistry, molecular magnetism and crystal engineering. He is member of the Romanian Academy (2001), of the Academia Europaea (2004), and of the European Academy of Sciences (2010). He was a visiting Professor at several Universities (Bordeaux, Göttingen, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Angers, Manchester, Brno, Jena, Paris, Valencia, Niteroi-Rio de Janeiro) and was awarded the Gauss Professorship from the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (2006).
Todd Marder obtained his BSc from M.I.T. and his PhD from UCLA (Regents Intern Fellow). He was a postdoc at the University of Bristol (UK), and a Visiting Research Scientist at DuPont Central Research before joining the faculty at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
He moved to the University of Durham, (UK) in 1997 as Chair of Inorganic Chemistry and then to the University of Würzburg, Germany in 2012, also as Chair of Inorganic Chemistry. Honors include: the Rutherford Memorial Medal for Chemistry (Royal Society of Canada), RSC (UK) Awards in Main Group Element Chemistry and in Organometallic Chemistry, JSPS Fellowship, Humboldt Research Award, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the European Academy of Science (EurASc), Visiting/Honorary/Distinguished/Guest Professorships in the UK, France, Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, India and the Craig Lectureship in Australia. He has served on the editorial boards of Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, JOMC, Polyhedron, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, etc. and has published over 375 papers (h-index = 88), and presented over 400 invited lectures.
Angel M. Arevalo-Lopez join the CNRS in 2017 simultaneously as a Researcher and with a Marie-Curie individual fellowship at the UCCS in the University of Lille, France.
From 2010-2017 he was in charge of the High-Pressure Multi-Anvil facility at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His thesis (2004-2009) was performed at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain also in High-Pressure synthesis with his main contributions along perovskite materials and complex magnetism.
Géraldine DANTELLE is a CNRS researcher, working at the Institut Néel (Grenoble, France).
She is specialized in luminescent nanomaterials and develops solution-based synthesis methods to produce oxide nanocrystals with controlled size and high crystal quality to ensure high photoluminescence efficiency. Such nanocrystals are used as nanophosphors in white LEDs, as nanoprobes for in vivo bioimaging and as nanothermometers. She has published over 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and received the CNRS Bronze medal in 2014.
Manuel GAUDON is associate professor, in the University of Bordeaux, 46 years old, has published about 90 scientific papers, 2 book-chapters, 4 international patents. He is specialist of inorganic pigments for X-chromic properties with solid-state chemist approach.
Mainly, he worked on inorganic oxides with various structures as molybdates, hematite, würtzite, vanadium oxides or aluminate spinels. He has got a wide experience in the management of individual or collaborative projects (Fr-national, European, International ones) on infrared-reflector, thermochromic oxides for temperature detection, on shock sensors…More recently, a big part of his research activities are devoted to inorganic nanoparticles with photochromic properties.