Dominique Agustin studied chemistry in Perpignan and Toulouse (France). He defended his PhD in 1999 under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Barrau (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) about germanium(II), tin(II) and lead(II) species. He joined in 2000 the group of Prof Michael Veith (University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany) where he worked on dendritic tin(IV) species. In 2002, he got a position at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) as assistant professor. He started there a research work under guidance of Prof. Anna Proust and Dr. René Thouvenot under the thematic of hybrid polyoxometalates. In 2006, he moved to Université Paul Sabatier and he teaches in a delocalized unit of the University in Castres. His research is performed within the group of Prof. Rinaldo Poli (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination). It concerns oxometallic complexes (molybdenum, tungsten and vanadium) as (pre)catalysts for (ep)oxidation catalysis under solvent-free conditions. Another thematic also concerns the rational synthesis of organometallic polyoxometalate through self-assembly. He also includes theoretical calculations in all thematic to understand vibrational behaviour as well as catalytic pathways.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012