Sylvain Antoniotti gained the Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Nice University, Nice, France under the guidance of Dr. E. Duñach for work on bismuth-catalysed oxidation of epoxides. He then travelled to the USA to join Professor Jon Dordick Group at Renssealer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, for a Postdoctoral position, where he worked on biocatalysis and the use of peroxidases to achieve organic transformations. He was further appointed an Assistant Professor (ATER) at ENSCP, Paris, France, in the Laboratory of Professor J.-P. Genêt, where he worked on gold catalysis in the Group of Dr. V. Michelet. He joined the CNRS in 2005 in Nice University where he worked on the development of green methodologies in organic synthesis involving catalysis, biocatalysis, and renewable resources. His group in the Chemical Institute of Nice has interests in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis with indium, tin, and bismuth derivatives, noble metals nanoparticles, biocatalysis with peroxidases and hydrolases, and the chemical modification of essential oils used in perfumery.
Biography Updated on 3 December 2012