Laurea degree (magna cum laude), Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy, April 1981.
Ph.D. degree (magna cum laude), Chemistry, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, September 1985.
Exchange Ph.D. student, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1983–1984.
Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1985–1987.
University of Maryland, College Park: Assistant Professor (1987–1992), Associate Professor (1992–1995), Professor (1995–1996), Associate Chair and Director of
Graduate Studies (1995–1996).
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon: Professor (PR2 1996–1999, PR1 1999–2005), Department Chairman (2001–2003).
Directeur de Recherche (détachement), LCC, Toulouse (2003–2005).
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET): Professor (PR1 2005–2007, PRCE1 2007–2011, PRCE2,
Adjunct Professor: University of Maryland (2008–2014).
Visiting Professor: TU München (1993–1994), Tokyo Metropolitan University (1995), Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Oxford (1998), Los Alamos National Laboratory
(2001, 2002, 2006), Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Turkey (2003), Uni-Heidelberg (2008), Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock (2009), Université du Quebec à Montréal (2010), Universiti
Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia (2010), Osaka University (2012), UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2016), Huazhong Institute of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China (2018)
Giuseppe Stampacchia Award (Rome, 1983)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Distinguished New Faculty (1987–92)
Presidential Young Investigator (1990–95)
Exxon Education Foundation Award (1991)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1992–94)
Medaglia Nasini (1992)
Alexander von Humbolt Fellow (Forschungsstipendium, 1993)
Senior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” (2007-12)
Alexander von Humbolt Fellow (Wiedereinladung, 2008)
Senior Award of the “Interdivisional Group of Organometallic Chemistry” of the Italian Chemical Society (2010)
Senior Award of the “Division of Coordination Chemistry” of the French Chemical Society (2010)
Senior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” (renewal, 2012-17)
Franco-Brazilian chair, UFMG and French Embassy in Brazil (2016)
Elected member of the European Academy of Sciences, 2018.
Fellow of Chemistry Europe, 2018
Paolo Chini Memorial Lecture, awarded by the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society, 2019
Prix Jaffé of the "Fondation de l'Institut de France", 2020
"Berthelot" Medal of the French Academy of Sciences, 2020
"Membre Distingué" (Fellow) of the French Chemical Society, 2020
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.: International Advisory Board
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.: Editorial Board (2005–2007)
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.: Chairman of the Editorial Board
J. Organometal. Chem. (2011-present)
Turkish Journal of Chemistry (Associate Editor, 2013-2017)
Chem. Eur. J., Editorial Board (2014-2021).
of Professional Meetings
Trends in Transition Metal Chemistry, Pisa, Italy, 25–27 February 2000 (chairman).
EURO-Hydrides 2000, Dijon, France, 6–9 September 2000 (chairman).
8th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 20–24, 2003 (convener of a Minisymposium entitled “Green
232th ACS Meeting, San Francisco, 2006 (convener of a symposium entitled “Metal Complex Radical Chemistry”, together with V. Gibson
and K. Theopold).
Catalysis in Aqueous Media, Toulouse, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2007 (co-chair with A.M. Caminade).
2nd EuCheMS Conference, Torino, Italy, September 16–20, 2008 (convener of a Symposium entitled “Radical Reactivity in Transition Metal
19th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC), Toulouse, France, July 2011 (co-chair with P. Kalck)
CopAmphi 2012, 5-7 June 2012 (member of the Organizing Committee)
18th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC), Toulouse, France, July 2012 (co-chair with P.
EUROPACAT XI, Lyon, France, 1-6 September, 2013 (Member of the National Scientific Committee).
Molecular Complexity in Modern Chemistry (MCMC-2014), Moscow, 13-19 September, 2014 (Member of the International Advisory Committee).
42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC 2016), Brest, France, 3-8 July, 2016 (Member of the National Advisory
14th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC), Toulouse, France, June 2017 (member of local organizing
SCF18 (National Meeting of the French Chemical Society), Montpellier, France, July 2018 (member of organizing committee and coordinator of a
Trans Pyrenean Meeting in Catalysis 2 (TrapCat2), Tarragona, Spain, 18-19 October 2018 (member of scientific committee).
47th IUPAC Chemistry Congress (IUPAC 2019), Paris, France, 7-12 July 2019 (co-organizer, with Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, of a Special Symposium
entitled “Metal-mediated radical polymerization: a prime example of CNRS-supported French-American partnership”).
IIT-Kanpur/LCC-CNRS joint CEFIPRA/IFCPAR virtual symposium on organometallic chemistry and catalysis (web edition), Toulouse, France, and
Kanpur, India, 8-10 December 2020 (co-organizer).
CEHC-1 (First Cutting-Edge Homogeneous Catalysis International Workshop), Toulouse, France, May 2021 (online event, chairman).
44nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC 2020), Rimini, Italy, 28 August-2 September, 2022 (co-organizer of a scientific
Effects of the spin state in organometallic reactivity
Hydrides and dihydrogen complexes
High oxidation state aqueous organometallic chemistry and oxidation catalysis
Homogeneous catalysis: intermolecular hydroamination of non-activated olefins
Chiral ligands, their coordination chemistry and catalytic applications