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