CNRS, Chimie ParisTech – Paris, France
Host institution : UMR 8060 i-CLeHS, Catalysis, Synthesis of Biomolecules and Sustainable Development Team (CSB2D)
I obtained my PhD in 2012 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris under the guidance of Dr. Anny Jutand, where I developed an expertise in molecular electrochemistry used as an investigation tool for mechanistic studies of transition-metal-calatyzed transformations. During this time, I worked in a close collaboration with the group of Pr. Carlo Adamo and Dr. Ilaria Ciofini (ENSCP ChimieParisTech, Paris), where I acquired skills in computational chemistry (DFT techniques applied to organometallic species). During a postdoctoral fellowship in the group of Prof. Peter Legzdins (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012-2014; DOW Chemicals Fellowship), I worked in the field of C─H activation of saturated hydrocarbons involving tungsten nitrosyl complexes. I joined the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA, group of Dr. Thibault Cantat) as a Chargé de Recherches (CNRS) in September 2014, focusing my research activity on two main axes : the development of new methodologies for the valorization of CO2 and its derivatives on one hand, and the development and mechanistic understanding of new low-valent iron-catalyzed coupling processes on the other hand.
In 2019, I moved back to Paris, in Chimie ParisTech, in the Catalysis, Synthesis of Biomolecules and Sustainable Development team (CSB2D, directed by Dr. Virginie Vidal) of the i-CLeHS institute. I keep developing new projects related to the reactivity of non-noble metals in catalysis, with a particular focus on low-valent iron chemistry and a strong interest in physical methods applied to the understanding of the mechanisms involved in those transformations.
Dr. Guillaume Lefèvre
CNRS, Chimie ParisTech
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