Jean Le Bras
Jean Le Bras was born in Brest and obtained his Engineering Diploma from Ecole nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris (ENSCP) and his MS.degree (DEA) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In 1996, he joined the group of Dr. Hani Amouri where he studied iridium-mediated phenols functionalization and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1998. He then joined the group of Professor John A. Gladysz as a postdoctoral fellow in Salt Lake City (USA) and in Erlangen (Germany) and has worked on the synthesis of organometallic complexes with 17 valence electrons and polyynediyl chains. In 2000, he became a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Fellow at Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne. His current interests are concentrated on transition metal-catalysis with particular emphasis on oxidations, C-H activation, and valorization of agricultural by-products.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010