Sami Lakhdar studied chemistry at the University of Monastir, Al Munastir, Tunisia, where he graduated in 2002. He received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, in 2006, from the University of Versailles, working in the area of physical organic chemistry, under the direction of Professor François Terrier, Versailles, France, and Professor Taoufik Boubaker, Monastir, Tunisia. In January 2007, Sami was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to join the group of Professor Herbert Mayr (LMU-Munich) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, where he investigated mechanisms in aminocatalysis. In January 2013, he took a permanent position as a CNRS Researcher (CR1) at the National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICaen) in the group of Professor Annie-Claude Gaumont, where he is now working in phosphine borane chemistry. Sami has received the Römer Prize of Dr. Klaus Römer (Munich, 2011) and the Thieme Journal Award (2013).
Biography Updated on 26 December 2013