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Dominique Matt is a CNRS research director within the Strasbourg Chemistry Institute. He studied chemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg and obtained his Doctorat d'Etat in 1980 at the Université Louis Pasteur with Pierre Braunstein. After a postdoctoral position with Professor L. M. Venanzi at the ETH, Zurich, he spent one year at BASF-Ludwigshafen (Germany), where he developed a low-pressure process for the synthesis of acetic acid. Since 1983, he has held a position in the CNRS at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, where he became Directeur de Recherche in 1991. His research interests are centered at the interface of coordination, organometallic and supramolecular chemistry, with an emphasis on the study of metallo-cavitands. He is author of over 200 publications and winner of the 2006 prize of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society.