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Decoding NMR Chemical Shifts

Our latest findings on decoding chemical shift and relating it to reactivity have just been published in ACS Central Science under the title ""Metathesis Activity Encoded in the Metallacyclobutane Carbon-13 NMR Chemical Shift Tensors".  Read more 


Olefin Metathesis — Fundamentals and Frontiers

The virtual issue on Olefin Metathesis built around the Organometallics Tutorial from Christophe Copéret and Richard Schrock is just out. It brings together 26 papers from Organometallics, JACS, and ACS Catalysis, seeking to highlight some of the important fundamentals and exciting recent advances in research involving the metal-carbon double bond and olefin metathesis. Read more 


Stable Nickel catalysts for Methane Dry Reforming reaction.

Our recent contributions published in JACS show how the understanding of Ni and Ni-Fe NP catalysts deactivation mechanisms leads to improved catalyst design. This work is a collaboration with ETH Laboratory of Energy Science and Engineering (ESE). Check it out.    Read more 


Nanomagnets for future data storage

Our recent research entitiled "Magnetic Memory from Site Isolated Dy(III) on Silica Materials" published in ACS Central Science was highlighted by ETH website among other severalm web news portals! Read more 


Combined experimental and theoretical approach to understand CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3 Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Our JACS paper entitled "Role of Tricoordinate Al Sites in CH3 ReO3 /Al2 O3  Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" was highlighted by CASTEP website. The code was used for NMR chemical shift calculations.  Read more 

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Group News


Congratulations to Kim Larmier!

He has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) Best PhD Thesis Award. During his PhD at Sorbonne Universités - UPMC (Paris, France), he investigated isopropanol dehydration on alumina-based catalysts by a mixed experimental - multiscale modeling approach.  Read more 


Congratulations to Nicolas Kaeffer!

He was awarded the PhD prize from the University Grenoble Alpes with his dissertation entitled "Construction of molecular cathodes and photocathodes for hydrogen evolution". The award is anually delivered to outstanding PhD candidates based on the scientific excellence of their research.  Read more 


Congratulations to Tigran Margossian!

He is one of the recipients of the «Chemistry Travel Award» 2017, which will support his participation at an international conference. The award is granted to selected PhD students in Switzerland and sponsored by the «Platform Chemistry» of the SCNAT and the Swiss Chemical Society. Read more 


Congratulations to Thomas Gianetti!

He has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.  Read more 


Congratulations to Murielle Delley!

She successfully defended her PhD thesis entiteld "Molecular-Level Understanding of Structure and Reactivity of Isolated Chromium Sites on Oxide Surfaces".  Read more 

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LAC Lectures

6 July 2017, Seminar

Silicate chemistry meets organosilicon chemistry

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10 July 2017, Colloquium

LAC Phd Public Presentation

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12 September 2017, Colloquium

LAC Lecture Series - Synthetic Chemistry with Laughing Gas

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