CNRS

CNRS
CNRS, the French National Centre of Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. Two locations of CNRS are involved in the SusPhos Project (listed below).

CNRS - Ecole polytechnique

The Ecole polytechnique is one of the research centres of the CNRS and is located in Palaiseau, Essonne in France, near Paris. The THE-QS World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings have placed this Ecole Polytechnique as 36th in the 2011 rankings and second among French Institutions. The Times Higher Education World University Rakings ranks Polytechnique 39th in the world in 2011 and first among French Institutions.


  

 Duncan Carmichael

Duncan Carmichael

Duncan Carmichael recieved his master Degree and his PhD at the University of Sussex. He did his Post-doc in Palaiseau, France and became a member of CNRS from 1995. He focuses on the chemistry of new phosphorus- containing compounds that contain electroactive centres, with one priority area being the chemistry of new heterometallocenes. In such compounds, the nature of the phosphorus atom can be controlled through variation of the metal centre, or through changing its charge, and over a period of time we have prepared the first phosphametallocenes 1 that contain ruthenium, cobalt, nickel etc centres. 

Nicolas Mezailles


Nicolas Mézailles is "Directeur de Recherche CNRS" (DR2) in the "Laboratoire Hétéroéléments et Coordination" since octobre 1998 and involved in the MASTERS "Sciences et Technologies à finalité Recherche (Chimie)" at the Ecole Polytechnique. His research activities primarily concern two subjects. The first one deals with the development of "easy" syntheses of ligands for transition metals and lanthanides (mixes P~N and SCS dianions). Their coordinating behaviour as well as the reactivity of the complexes are also studied. DFT calculations performed "in house" allow a deep understanding of the electronics of the systems under consideration. The second subject is more recent, and concerns the synthesis, stabilization of metallic nanoparticules with selected ligands, with a goal of utilization of these species in catalysis