Marc Visseaux

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, France


Marc Visseaux received the degree of Docteur de l’Université de Dijon (Burgundy, France) in 1992, under the supervision of D. Barbier-Baudry. After a position of Maitre de Conferences in Dijon, he obtained his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2000. He was appointed as a Full Professor in 2003 at the University of Science and Technology of Lille (USTL), Lille, France, in the group of A. Mortreux. Since 2005 Visseaux serves as the Head of the Polymerization Catalysis Team of UCCS (Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, UMR 8181 CNRS). He spent a sabbatical period in 2009 as an Invited Professor in Polly L. Arnold’s group in Edinburgh. During his scientific career, Visseaux moved from fundamental organometallic chemistry of the rare earths at the very beginning, to applications in polymerization catalysis, and finally today to the elaboration of specialty polymers by means of molecular catalysis. His fields of interest include organometallic chemistry of the lanthanides, synthesis of tailor-made coordination rare-earths catalysts, mechanistic investigations including theoretical aspects, Ziegler-Natta type polymerization catalysis, and ring-opening polymerization with low valent f-element initiators. The team of Lille is leader in the development of new concepts in polymerization catalysis with special emphasis on coordinative chain transfer polymerization and copolymerization.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2013

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