Pierre van de Weghe

Université de Rennes 1, France

Pierre van de Weghe studied chemistry at the Université de Paris-Sud, Paris, France. In 1995, he completed his Ph.D. degree in the group of Professor Henri Kagan under the guidance of Dr. Jacqueline Collin on the use of samarium iodides in catalysis. After postdoctoral work in the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with Professor V. Jäger as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, he joined the group of Professor J. Eustache in 1997 as Chargé de Recherché CNRS in Mulhouse and obtained his Habilitation in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed as a Professor at the Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France. His main research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, on gold and palladium catalysis, and on the molecular recognition with the help of chiral molecular tweezers. Weghe was the recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2004. Since May 2012, he also serves as the Vice-President of the international relations of the Université de Rennes 1.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2013

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