Sustainable Chemistry and Quantum Technologies


Group Agenda

ReDivaLan      RelaxMax     NiCatEther     MultiCO      UraMeth

LanAsCat     PhiBond

Grants and Awards

• ANR UraMeth (2024-2028), member of the team
• IPParis prematuration, member of the team
ERC Consolidator Grant (2022-2027), Principal Investigator
Coordination Chemistry Division Junior Award, French Chemical Society - 2021
• AID research grant (2021-2023), Investigator
• ANR RelaxMax (2020-2024), Principal Investigator
• PEDR 2017-2020: Management and Research bonus from the CNRS
ERC Starting Grant (2017-2022), Principal Investigator
Bronze medal of the CNRS (Young Investigator Award, CNRS) - 2016
• ANR ReDivaLan (2015-2018), Principal Investigator
• ANR PsalenOx (2013-2017), Investigator
• Best Talk Award (French Chemical Society, Coordination Chemistry, Lyon, February - 2013)
• Best Talk Award (French Chemical Society, Coordination Chemistry, Reims, January - 2009)
• Best Poster Award from the Graduate School in chemistry (June - 2008)
• Master studies Scholarship from the French Office for the Higher Education and Research (2005-2006)
• Student Research Scholarship from the German-French Youth Office (May 2005- August 2005)

I was born in June 1983 in Reims, Champagne, France. After a Bachelor of science followed by a master in Inorganic and Bio-inorganic chemistry at the universities of Reims (France), TU München (Germany), and Grenoble (France), I  completed a Ph.D. (2006-2009) in coordination chemistry and redox reactivity of uranium with Marinella Mazzanti at the CEA of  Grenoble, France. I then joined Dick Andersen's lab at the University of California Berkeley for two fantastic years, working on low-valent organometallics and studying their odd electronic structures in depth.

I returned to France at the end of 2011 as a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire (Molecular Chemistry Lab) of the Ecole polytechnique, a leading science, and technology institution in France. I am now developing research on organometallic compounds with potential applications in small molecule activation and catalysis. We are interested in the deep study of the characteristics of the new molecules and use many different spectroscopies. I have been appointed Directeur de Recherche (CNRS) in October 2024.

I received the bronze medal of the CNRS in 2016, the Young Investigator Prize, and I have several research grants from the french national agency (ANR) for research and the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant, 2016 and Consolidator Grant, 2022). Since 2018, I am also an associate professor (Professeur chargé de cours) at Ecole polytechnique and teach symmetry and spectroscopy (including NMR) as well as supramolecular chemistry. I was appointed Vice-President of the Chemistry department in January 2022.

Dr. Grégory Nocton, CNRS resercher, Associate professor