Senior Researcher, Organic Materials (DMO)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 66Office: 2045

Research background

Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz studied chemistry at Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) and Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg). In 1994, he joined the group of Professor John A. Osborn at Université Louis Pasteur to obtain his doctorate in 1998 studying the chemistry of oxo compounds. In 1999, he became a member of the group of Prof. Gregory C. Fu at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) as a postdoctoral fellow working on kinetic resolution and phosphametallocene chemistry. In late 2000, he joined the group of Prof. Lutz H. Gade at Université Louis Pasteur (currently at University of Heidelberg) as a CNRS researcher and recently moved to the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg as CNRS Director of Research. He is also Scientific Advisor to INEO TECH and President of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society.


1998 ADRERUS Thesis Prize

2005 CNRS Bronze Medal

2009 Coordination Chemistry Prize from the French Chemical Society

2013 Sandmeyer Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society

2013 USIAS Fellow

2023 International Organic Chemistry Foundation Lectureship

Current research

  • Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis
  • Medicinal inorganic chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry and chemistry of materials


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