Danielle Ballivet-Tkatchenko studied chemistry at the University of Lyon, Lyon, France, and received her D.S. degree in 1970. Then, she served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Elf Aquitaine (now Total) for one year, and since then she has worked with CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) as a Research Scientist and successively at IRC (Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Lyon), LCC (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse), and ICMuB (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de l'université de Bourgogne, Dijon). Ballivet-Tkatchenko currently works as Directeur de Recherche em at ICMuB. She has over 110 publications, including book chapters, and is a coauthor of 7 patents. Her research interests are in the area of catalysis with seminal contributions to acid-catalyzed reactions with zeolites and cationic organometallic catalysts. Over the years, the projects have evolved to focus on the challenging issues of green chemistry and CO2 conversion/utilization. In 2011, Ballivet-Tkatchenko acted as the Chair of the 11th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization held in Dijon, France. She is a Member of the French and American Chemical Societies.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2012