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
Annie LE GAL LA SALLE is a researcher at Institut des Matériaux de Nantes (IMN) Jean Rouxel in France.
She chairs the Fuel‐cell sub‐group of the Electrochemical Storage and Conversion of Energy team of IMN, is a member of the executive board of FRH2 French Research network (FR2044) devoted to Hydrogen, and manages the relations between IMN and the West Atlantic Marine Energy Community. She coordinates several collaborative programs devoted to solid oxide cells, with a special interest in enlarging operating conditions of these devices (as fueling cells with gaseous mixtures issued from wastes and polluted air, or electrolyzing seawater). She also provides several courses in engineering schools and at university.
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.
Sophie Hermans is an Inorganic Chemist who obtained her first degrees (‘Licence en Chimie’ and DEA) at UCLouvain in Belgium.
She carried out her PhD at the University of Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Brian F. G. Johnson, working on mixed-metal clusters synthesis, then pursued postdoctoral studies in Cambridge (as JRF, Newnham College) with Prof. Sir John M. Thomas to immobilize the mixed-metal clusters in MCM-41 for heterogeneous catalytic applications. After moving back to UCLouvain with a FNRS ‘Chargée de recherches’ post, she started working on carbon-supported catalysts for sugar transformations and chemical functionalization of (nano)carbon surfaces. She obtained the FNRS ‘Chercheur Qualifié’ and Assistant Professor positions in 2005 and since then was promoted to ‘Professeur Extraordinaire’ and FNRS Research Director in 2020. Her research interests are still connected to inorganic molecular chemistry, carbon-based catalysts for biomass valorization, surface functionalization and nanostructured materials preparation.
Key Topics: Carbon ● Supported catalysts ● Functionalization ● Nanomaterials ● Biomass ●
ORCID : 0000-0003-4715-7964
Institutional website: https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/imcn/most/research.html
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sophie_Hermans
URL Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.be/citations?user=_inQ2UQAAAAJ
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.
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.
Clément is currently a CNRS researcher in the Laboratoire de Catalysis, Polymerization, Processses and Materials (CP2M – UMR 5128), in Lyon (France).
He earned the Agrégation of Science Physiques in 2009 and graduated in 2010 from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France). He received his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the University of Grenoble (France) for his work on the coordination chemistry and reactivity of low-valent f-element compounds, performed under the supervision of Dr. Marinella Mazzanti. He then joined Prof. John Arnold’s group at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) for postdoctoral training where he studied the activation of small molecules by transition metal complexes. His current research interests deal with surface organometallic chemistry and cooperative effects in catalysis. Clément has authored 46 scientific papers, tackling problems in inorganic and organometallic chemistry with elements from across the periodic table. He has been laureate of several prestigious research grants, such as the CNRS MOMENTUM in 2017 and the ERC Starting Grant in 2021 and was the recipient of the CNRS bronze medal in 2022.
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.
Dr. Etienne Brachet received in 2013 his PhD degree from the Paris XI University (Paris, France) under the direction of Drs. S. Messaoudi and M. Alami.
In 2014, he obtained a postdoctoral position in the research group of Prof. Dr. Burkhard König at the University of Regensburg (Germany). The same year he was recruted in the research team of Prof. Philippe Belmont at Paris City University as an Assistant Professor. He obtained his habilitation degree from this university in 2020 and recently received the “Enseignant-Chercheur 2021” award given by the Organic Division of the French Chemical Society (Prix Jean Normant). His research focuses on the development of new photoredox reactions toward the synthesis of heterocycles
Rafael Gramage-Doria received his Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg (France) under the supervision of Dominique Matt and Dominique Armspach.
After postdoctoral research with Joost N. H. Reek at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and later with Takashi Ooi at Nagoya University (Japan), he was appointed as a CNRS researcher at the Institute of Chemical Sciences of the University of Rennes 1 (France), where he obtained his Habilitation Diploma (2019). He is author of 45 publications and a book chapter, and he has delivered >30 (inter)national lectures. His research activities are supported by different funding agencies (ANR, CNRS, Universite de Rennes 1, Prestige Marie Curie, COST, Rennes Metropole, Region Bretagne, China Scholarship Council). Current research interests include transition-metal catalysis for fine chemicals and green chemistry applications, C–H bond functionalization, supramolecular and coordination chemistry, and supramolecular and bio-inspired catalysis. Besides several recognitions, he has been awarded a JSP Bürgenstock Fellowship and the Jean-Pierre Sauvage young researcher award from the SCF-DCO 2022.
Jennifer Morvan was born in 1995 in Pontivy (56, France). She studied chemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie of Rennes during five years where she specialized in organic synthesis.
She was graduated of engineering and master degree in 2018. She joined then the “Organometallics: Material and Catalysis” team (OMC) of the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) for her PhD supervised by Dr Marc Mauduit and Dr Christophe Crévisy. Her work consisted in the development of new ruthenium based complexes for stereoselective olefin metathesis. Synthesized as racemates, optically pure ruthenium complexes were obtained after chiral resolution by chiral preparative HPLC. Those novel catalysts enabled highly enantioselective Ring-Opening Cross-Metathesis and Cross-Metathesis transformations. She took also part in the development of the first Z-selective metathesis in continuous flow mode. After PhD graduation in December 2021, she is currently working as post-doctoral fellow with Dr Marc Mauduit and Dr Yann Trolez on polyynes synthesis by Mo-catalysed alkyne metathesis.
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.
Corinna was born and raised in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. As an undergraduate at the Technical University of Munich, she worked in the area of organometallic chemistry.
Upon completion of her Diploma Thesis at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla in the laboratory of K.C. Nicolaou, she joined the research group of Erick M. Carreira at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland for her graduate studies. During her time in the Carreira group Corinna worked on developing novel synthetic methodologies as well as successful synthetic strategies to access Banyaside A and Microcin SF608. For her postdoctoral studies, Corinna joined the laboratory of Eric N. Jacobsen at Harvard University as a Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the field of asymmetric catalysis. In 2013, she started her independent career at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research laboratory is interested in the development of new synthetic transformations and the synthesis of biologically important complex molecules.
Julien was born and raised in Armentières, France. For his Master studies, he attended CPE Lyon and the University of Lyon 1, where he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Olivier Baudoin, and graduated in 2014.
In the fall of that year, he enrolled the collaborative PhD program between GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Strathclyde working in the area of copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions under the supervision of Prof. Allan J. B. Watson and Dr. Albert Isidro-Llobet. He earned his PhD in Chemistry in March 2018. Afterward, he undertook a postdoctoral appointment at the Scripps Research Institute with Prof. Phil Baran, working on the design of a suite of new P(V)-based reagents and the development of electrochemically driven metal-catalyzed reactions. In December 2020, he started his independent career as a CNRS researcher in the SCORE lab at the ICBMS of Lyon focusing on the development of transition metal-catalyzed electrochemical transformations.
Alain Wagner is Director of Research at the CNRS and heads the BioFunctional Chemistry team of the UMR 7199 at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Strasbourg.
He is interested in manipulating living systems through the use, in situ, of chemical reactions capable of operating in complex biological media. His work particularly focusses on development of cleavable linkers and payloads with new or combined mode of action for safer Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) and on the use of chemistry to intercept reactive metabolites in living organisms. Alain also pioneer a microfluidic technology allowing for the analysis and sorting of large population of single cells on the basis of their secretory activity. Combining research and technology transfer Alain is author of more than 160 peer reviewed publications, inventor of 30 patents and co-founder of 5 start-ups.
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.
Élise DENIAU received her Ph.D. in 2010 in chemistry and physical-chemistry of polymers from the University of Le Mans (France) at the laboratory of Polymers, Colloids and Interface (now IMMM, UMR6283) by studying how to tune the aggregation of block copolymers into dynamic self-assemblies.
Subsequently, she joined the Macroarc Group of Prof. Barner-Kowollik at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2012, she became an associated professor at the University of Pau (UPPA, France) in the Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-chemistry for Environment of Materials (IPREM, UMR5254). She currently focuses on the controlled synthesis of functional polymers and colloids and their physico-chemical properties in aqueous media.
Her research activities focus on understanding the relationships between the chemical structure of amphiphilic block copolymers and their self-assembling properties in aqueous media. Her main objective is to develop macromolecular nanostructures such as dynamic micelles, microgels and polymeric nanoparticles that are responsive under different stimuli (pH, salt and/or temperature). She uses advanced macromolecular synthesis, based on controlled radical polymerization techniques (NMP, ATRP and RAFT) in order to finely control the chemical structure of polymers. Then, she implements a multi-scale experimental approach in order to characterize their physico-chemical properties using scattering techniques (light and neutrons). The obtained colloids find broad applications such as the detection of micropollutants in water, organic electronics, the release of active ingredients or the degradation of micro- and nanoplastics.
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.