EDUCATION
1991:    University of Lyon I: M. Phil in Fine Organic Chemistry
Degree of "Ingénieur ESCIL": Undergraduate studies in the area of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Lyon School of Industrial Chemistry
1991-92:    Military duties
1992-96:    University of Paris XI Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organic Chemistry with Honors
Doctoral Trainee under the surpervision of Dr. Robert H. DODD Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette)
Synthesis and study of 2,3-aziridino--lactones: new chiral synthons precursors of polysubstituted amino acids.
1996:    Institut de Chimie Moléculaire d’Orsay
Postdoctoral position under the surpervision of Prof. J.-C. FIAUD (Funded by Rhône-Poulenc)
2002:    University of Paris XI Authorization to Supervise Research
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1997:    CNRS Research Scientist - Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette)
2008:    CNRS 2nd class Research Director - Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette)
Group leader “Organometallic Catalysis & Application in Synthesis”
2019:    CNRS 1st class Research Director - Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette)

RESEARCH INTERESTS in ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Catalysis:
Chemistry of Nitrenes: C(sp3)-H Amination, Alkene functionalization, Late-stage Functionalization
Organometallic chemistry (Pd, Rh, Cu) and Heterocyclic Chemistry (indole, pyrrole, aziridine)
Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry
Synthesis:
Total Synthesis; Anticancer agents; Antibiotics

MANAGEMENT
Supervision of 14 Postdoctoral Associates, 24 PhD Students, and 16 MSc Students
Deputy Chairman of the Organic Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society
Chairman/member Organizing Committee: JCO 2016 & 2019, GECO 56, Paris-Saclay Catalysis Meetings 2014 & 2018

PUBLICATIONS   
Publications & Book chapters    :    95   
Patents    :     3   
h-index    :     34   
Citations    :    4464 
Conferences & Seminars    :    68    


AWARDS & FUNDINGS
2015: PI ANR program « INTER-NIT»
2013: PI MC Fellowship « SYNIC », FP7 Program
2010: CNRS Bonus for Scientific Excellence
2008: PI ANR program « NitCH »
2000: Young Scientist Award French Society Med. Chemistry
1996: Rhône-Poulenc Postdoctoral fellow
1992: DRET-CNRS fellowship

AFFILIATIONS    
Member of the “Société Chimique de France”
Honorary member of the “Sociedad Argentina de Investigacion en Química Orgánica”