F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow
Head of the Molecular Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis
Universitť catholique de Louvain
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
Place Louis Pasteur 1 Box L4.01.02
- I was born (in 1976) and grew up in Brussels
- I studied chemistry at the Universitť catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain),
in Belgium, where I obtained my Ph.D. in 2003, under the
supervision of Profs J. Marchand-Brynaert and D. Peeters. My
project research was dealing with the development of a general
and stereoselective methodology for the synthesis
of aminophosphonic derivatives which are important
compounds in medicinal chemistry. This project involved both
experimental and computational works.
- I then moved to the US as postdoctoral
fellow with Prof.
Jung. at the University
California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a research fellowship
(2003-2004). I worked there on the total synthesis of N-methylwetwitindolinone
- After one year under the sun of California,
I came back to Europe and spent almost two years in the english
rain. I did my second postdoc in the School of Chemistry of the University of
Bristol with Profs Varinder K. Aggarwal and Jeremy N. Harvey (now at KULeuven). I
investigated there the reactivity and selectivity in reactions
involving onium ylides (N, S, P) using computational means.
- Since October 2005, I have worked at the
Universitť catholique de Louvain as a Research Fellow of the F.R.S.-FNRS.
Since October 2009, I am also a Professor at UCLouvain. In 2017,
I was elected Head of the Molecular Chemistry, Materials and