Philippe Lesot is a French Scientific Researcher at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) since 1997. He is working at the research team RMN en Milieu Orienté (NMR in oriented media) at ICMMO, University of Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France. Since 2007, he is holding a Director of Research position at CNRS and is currently Member of the research advisory board of his Institute (ICMMO) and CNRS (« comité national » of CNRS). He is also acting as expert for the Research and Education Ministry. In 1995, he received his Ph.D. degree with the "referees' felicitations" and then got a one-year postdoctoral grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry of London as well as the French Foreign Ministry (Lavoisier Prize) and joined Professor J.W. Emsley's NMR Group at the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. From 1997 to 1998, he was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in chemistry at the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, before moving to the CNRS. His research interests are various but focus mainly on the design and the development of new NMR methodologies using oriented solvents with applications in structural chemistry and in stereochemistry. The main objective is to propose new, original, and innovative analytical tools for helping the organic chemists. His current work includes the enantiodiscrimination of chiral molecules using NMR spectroscopy in chiral liquid crystals. In particular, he has actively developed the natural abundance deuterium NMR in polypeptide mesophases, for the measurement of natural isotopic fractionation in molecules of biological interests. To date, he is the author or coauthor of around 90 scientific publications, in international journals, two book chapters, and three reviews. He is collaborating with many international research groups in the field of anisotropic NMR spectroscopy. In 2001, he was awarded the "Médaille de Bronze" prize from CNRS for the interest and the quality of his scientific activities.
Biography Updated on 29 November 2012