Short CV/Education and training

  • Education

  • 1997 – 1999
    Magistère interuniversitaire de chimie at ENS Ulm (Paris VI, Paris VII, Paris XI)

  • 1998 – 1999
    Master of Science (DEA) in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry in Paris VI

  • 1999 – 2002
    PhD University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). “Tricarbonylmanganese Complexes : first functionnalizations by Pd-catalyzed reactions”, Supervisor: Dr. E. Rose.

  • 2012
    Habilitation Université Paris-Sud Orsay

Professional Experience

  • 2002 – 2004
    Post Doctoral position in the “Laboratorium für Organische Chemie”. in ETH Zürich under the supervision of Pr. Dr. F. Diederich. Theme “Synthesis and properties of polyethynylbutatrienes”

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post Doctoral position in «laboratoire de Chimie Organo-Minérale» (université L. Pasteur, Strasbourg) under the supervision of Dr. J.-P. Sauvage. Theme “Synthesis, characterization and photochemical properties of Ir(III) complexes.”

  • Since 2005
    CNRS researcher in « Laboratoire Hétéro-éléments et Coordination », Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, CR1 since October 2009

Selected publications

  • Reactivity. T. Cheisson, and A. Auffrant, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2069 – 2078.

  • A Tetracoordinated Phosphasalen Nickel(III) Complex. T.-P.-A. Cao, G. Nocton, L. Ricard, X. F. Le Goff, A Auffrant, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5, 1368-1372.

  • Yttrium Phosphasalen Initiators for rac-Lactide Polymerization: Excellent Rates and High Iso-Selectivities. C. Bakewell, T.-P.-A. Cao, N. Long, X. F. Le Goff, A. Auffrant, C. K. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 51, 20577–20580.

  • Pd(II) and Ni(II) complexes featuring a “phosphasalen” ligand: synthesis and DFT study. T.-P.-A. Cao, S. Labouille, A. Auffrant, Y. Jean, X. F. Le Goff, P. Le Floch, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 10029-10037.

Selected projects

  • Phosphasalen oxidized complexes (ANR Project JCJC PsalenOX N°13-JS07-0001-01)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member Labex CHARM3AT (member of the CO2 chemistry board)

  • Expert for ANR and member of the ANR selection committee "International project", 2012

  • Member of PhD jury (3 as referee and 2 as examiner)

  • Referee for various chemical journals

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Organization of scientific national conference

  • Organization of science popularization conferences for teachers

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, two boys


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