Short CV/Education and training

Professional Experience

  • 2003 – 2004
    Post-doctorate, Prof M. Veith, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post-doctorate, Dr H. Olivier-Bourbigou, Institut Français du Pétrole, Lyon-Solaize, France

  • Since 2005
    CNRS Chargée de Recherche 2ème Classe

  • 2008
    Research Fellow, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain

  • 2009 – 2011
    EaStCHEM Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, UK

  • Since 2011
    Lecturer – Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, UK


    DEUG A Option Physique et Chimie, University of Montpellier II (France).

  • 1997 – 1998
    BSc – Licence de Chimie Option Chimie Fondamentale. University of Montpellier II (France)

  • 1998 – 1999
    MSc – Maîtrise de Chimie Option Matériaux et Interfaces. University of Montpellier (France) / University of Exeter (England), Programme ERASMUS.

  • 1999 – 2002
    PhD – Coordination chemistry and catalysis.University of Exeter (UK), PhD supervisor : Dr R. B. Bedford. Title : Catalysis of Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond-Forming Reactions : The Importance of the Palladium Source.

  • 2010 – 2011
    Managing 1 – Organisations and people. The Open University Business School (UK).

Selected publications

  • Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Containing Fluoride. S. Guidone, O. Songis, L. Falivene, F. Nahra, A. M. Z. Slawin, H. Jacobsen, L. Cavallo, and C. S. J. Cazin, ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 3932–3939.

  • Versatile Relay and Cooperative Palladium(0) NHeterocyclic Carbene/Copper(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis for the Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Alkenes. M. Lesieur, Y. D. Bidal, F. Lazreg, F. Nahra and C. S. J. Cazin, ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 2108-2112.

  • Invited contribution. Special issue “Palladium Catalysis”. Guest editors: Dr Mario Pagliaro and Prof Paolo Fornasiero.Phosphite ligands in Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts. X. Bantreil and C. S. J. Cazin, Monatsh. Chem., 2015, 146, 1043-1052.

  • Invited contribution. Special issue “Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry”. Guest editors: Prof Gregor Trimmel and Prof Christian Slugovc.

    Palladium(0) NHC Complexes: A New Avenue to Highly Efficient Phosphorescence. A. F. Henwood, M. Lesieur, A. K. Bansal, V. Lemaur, D. Beljonne, D. G. Thompson, D. Graham, A. M. Z. Slawin, I. D. W. Samuel, C. S. J. Cazin and E. Zysman-Colman, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 3248-3261.

  • Conducting Olefin Metathesis Reactions in Air: Breaking the Paradigm. S. Guidone, O. Songis, F. Nahra and C. S. J. Cazin, ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 2697-2701.

  • Selective NaOH-catalysed hydration of aromatic nitriles to amides. T. E. Schmid, A. Gómez-Herrera, O. Songis, D. Sneddon, A. Révolte, F. Nahra, C. S. J. Cazin, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2865-2868.

  • A straightforward metal-free synthesis of 2-substituted thiazolines in air. M. Trose, F. Lazreg, M. Lesieur, C. S. J. Cazin, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 3090-3092.

  • A Simple Access to Transition Metal Cyclopropenylidene Complexes. Y. D. Bidal, M. Lesieur, Mohand Melaimi, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin, G. Bertrand, C. S. J. Cazin, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4778-4781.

    selected as Hot Article, Back Journal cover.

  • Copper-NHC complexes in catalysis. F. Lazreg, F. Nahra and C. S. J. Cazin, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2015, 293-294, 48-79.

  • Invited contribution. Special issue 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Singapore, July 2014. Guest editor: T. S. Andy Hor.

    Synthesis of Homoleptic and Heteroleptic Bis-N-Heterocylic Carbene Group 11 Complexes. F. Lazreg, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin and C. S. J. Cazin Organometallics, 2015, 34, 419-425.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Eumet- Olefin metathesis ( FP7)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Société Chimique de France

  • Royal Society of Chemistry ( member)

  • American Chemical Society (member)

  • Royal Society of Edinburgh (Young Academy member)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Management course (Open University)


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