Team

Shahab Boroun

  • Optimization of catalysts for formation and conception of carbonate cyclic and development of a pilot reactor

2019-Present

Postdoc. Chemical Engineering, Université Laval, Canada

2014-2019

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Université Laval, Canada

2008-2010

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Tehran University, Iran

2002-2007

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

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Thomas Bossé-Demers

  • Development of All-organic Redox-Flow batteries using FLPs reactivity

2017-Present

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2014-2017

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

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Nicolas Bouchard

  • Preparation of ambiphilic polymeric resins for C-H activation
  • Computational calculations on the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide by FLPs.

2017 – Present

Ph.D. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015 – 2017

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2012 – 2015

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

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Vincent Desrosiers

  • Synthesis and study of the reactivity of 2nd generation amphibilic catalysts

2018 – Present

M. Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015 – 2018

B. Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

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Jonathan Gauvin-Audet

  • Kinetic study of CO2 reduction in cyclic carbonate
  • Preparation of functionalized silica for heterogeneous catalysis

2018 – Present

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2014- 2018

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

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Sanjay Gopaldas Chaudhri

  • Synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials for the capture and transformation of carbon dioxide into valuable compounds and for the valorization of electronic waste

2018 – Present

Postdoctoral Fellow,Université Laval, Canada

2011 – 2018

PhD. Chemistry, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute, (Affiliation: MK Bhavnagar University, India)

2010            

Research Assistant, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2009-2010 

Quality Control Chemist, Ahlstrom fiber composite Pvt. Ltd, India

2007-2009

M.Sc. Industrial Polymer Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, India, 2009

2004-2007

B.Sc. Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, VV Nagar, India, 2007

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Maryam Jahanbani

  • Creating the process of CO2 capture and valorisation without shifting the impact elsewhere: how to integrate life cycle assessment from the initial phase of development.

2019 to present

M.Sc. in environmental sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Research Director: Cécile Bulle

Codirector of research: Frédéric-Georges Fontaine

2015 to 2012

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Shiraz University, Iran

2001 to 2004

M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, Shiraz University, Iran

1996 to 2000

B.Sc. Chemistry, Chiraz University, Iran

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Julien Légaré Lavergne

  • Synthesis of new ambiphilic molecules and study of FLP reactivity

2017 – Present

Ph.D. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015- 2017

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2012 – 2015

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

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Seyedeh Molood Masoom Nataj

  • Metal-organic framework-based catalysts: Chemical fixation of CO2 with epoxides leading to cyclic organic carbonates.

2019 – present

Ph.D. Chemical engineering, Université Laval, Canada

2015 – 2018

M. Sc. Chemical engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

2011 – 2015

B. Sc. Chemical engineering, Jundishapoor University, Iran

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Marie-Hélène Pedneau

  • Coordinator of the Canada Research Chair in Green Catalysis and Metal-Free Processes

Département de Chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Local 1211
1045 Avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval (Québec)
Québec, Canada
G1V 0A6

Phone
+1 418 998-2176

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Théo Rongere

  • Study of the reactivity of phosphore/bore frustrated Lewis pairs under UV irradiation.
  • Study of the inherent electronic transfers

2016 – Present

PhD. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2014 – 2016

M.Sc. Science of matter (organic synthesis and biocatalysis course), Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2011 – 2014

B.Sc. Sciences of matter (chemistry-biology course), Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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Yashar Soltani

  • Design, synthesis, characterization and utilization of air and moisture sensitive main group Lewis acids for catalytic and stoichiometric transformations of organic compounds and for small molecule activation in FLP chemistry

2019 – present

Postdoc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015 – 2018

PhD. Chemistry, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

2013 – 2015

M. Sc. Chemistry, Goethe University, Germany

2009-2013

B. Sc. Chemistry, Goethe University, Germany

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Cecilia Zavaleta-Garcia

  • Asymmetric hydroboration of indoles catalyzed by BINAP frustrated Lewis pairs species.

2019 – present

Research Stay, Université Laval, Canada

2016 – 2020

PhD. Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato. Division of natural and exact sciences, Mexico

2014 – 2015

M. Sc. Chemistry, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

2005-2011

B. Sc. Chemistry, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

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Former members

  • Yimu Hu, Ph.D. (codirectors Dominic Larivière and Freddy Kleitz) (2015-2019)
    PDF with Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Étienne Rochette, Ph.D. and M.Sc. (2014-2019)
    Scientist Researcher, Omegachem, Quebec City
  • Arumugam Jayaraman, PDF. (2016-2018)
    PDF with Holger Braunschweig, Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Maria Zakharova, Ph.D. (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2012 -2017)
    Scientist Researcher, Oleotek Inc., Thetford Mines, Canada
  • Luis Carlos Misal Castro, PDF. (2015-2017)
    PDF with Kasushi Mishama, Osaka University, Japan
  • Thomas Bura, PDF. (2016-2017)
    Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Hugo Boutin, M.Sc. (2016-2017)
    Scientific associate II, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Viridana Torres Perez, Ph.D. (2011-2016)
    PDF with Byron Gates, SFU
  • Marc-André Légaré, Ph.D. (2010-2015)
    PDF with Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Ambreen Mushtaq, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
    Teacher, Kashmir, India
  • Marc-André Courtemanche, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
    Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemicals, Michigan, USA
  • Hassan Iden, Ph.D. (codirector Jean-François Morin) (2010-2014)
    Research associate with Younès Messaddeq, Excellence Chair, Université Laval, Quebec City
  • Jérémie Larouche, M.Sc. (2012-2014)
    R&D Director, Solesco, Québec
  • Maxime Daigle, M.Sc. (codirector Jean-François Morin) (2011-2013)
    R&D Project Leader, General Dynamics Ordonance and Tactical Systems, Québec
  • François Magnan, M.Sc. (codirector Denis Boudreau) (2010-2012)
    PDF with Joe Gilroy, Western University, Canada
  • Josée Boudreau, Ph.D. (2006-2011)
    Project Leader, Distillerie Fils du Roy, Petit-Paquetville, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
  • Christian N. Garon, Ph.D. (2006-2011)
    Industrial Operation Director, Gefco Industrial Services Faurecia, France
  • Hélène Staub, Ph.D. (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2007-2011)
    Quality Control, Baccinex SA, France
  • Bret Macha, M.Sc.  (2009-2011) 
    QA/QC Analytical Scientist Researcher, Chemicals Incorporated, États-Unis d’Amérique
  • Stephanie S. Barnes, M.Sc. (2008-2010)
    Koerner Fellow in Painting Conservation, Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • Mathieu Babin, M.Sc. (codirector Jonathan Gagnon, UQAR) (2008-2010)
    Teaching position, Université de Québec à Rimouski, Canada
  • Marie-Hélène Thibault, Ph.D. (2004-2009)
    Assistant professor, Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
  • Guillaume Bélanger-Chabot, M.Sc. (2007-2009)
    PDF with Holger Braunschweig, Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Patrick Ferland, M.Sc. (2008-2009)
    Professor, Cégep Garneau, Québec
  • André Languérand, M.Sc. (2007-2008)
    Laboratory Director, H2LAB
  • Olivier Sigouin, Ph.D. (2004-2006)
    R&D Director, Intersand Group Canada Inc.
  • Annie Michaud, PDF. (2004-2005)
    Responsable of Radioactivity at Université Laval , Quebec City, Canada

Former interns

  • Catherine Gagnon (2019)
    Université Laval
  • Natacha Prostran (2019)
    NSERC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Laurie Fournier (2019)
    Université Laval
  • Louis-Philippe Boivin (2018)
    CCVC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Laura Harter (2018)
    Université Laval
  • Marc-Olivier Landry (codirector Dominic Larivière) (2018)
    CCVC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Henry Powell-Davis (Cardiff University) (2017-2018)
    MChem (Hons) Cardiff University
  • Gabriel Laurent (2017)
    Université Laval
  • Olivier Lessard (2017)
    NSERC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Vincent Desrosiers (2017)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Jonathan Gauvin-Audet (2017)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Rémi Nadeau (codirector Dominic Larivière) (2016)
    Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Nicolas Paiement  (2016)
    M.Sc. with Éric Biron, Centre Hospitalier de Québec, Université Laval
  • Charles Boutin (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2016)
    Université Laval
  • Hugo Boutin (2015)
    Scientific associate II, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Lydia Parent (2015)
    Quality Control, Laboratoire MAT, Quebec City
  • Thomas Bossé-Demers (2015)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Terence Blaskovits (2014)
    M.Sc. with Mario Leclerc, Université Laval
  • Matthew Hemmings (2014)
    IA Groupe Financier, Quebec City
  • François Innes  (2014)
    Specialist, MDDELCC
  • Karine Nahi (Université Claude Bernard) (2013-2014)
    Associate Product Manager, Insight
  • Nicolas Bouchard (2013)
    Ph.D. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Celia Gendron-Herndon (University of Portland) (2012)
    Scientist Researcher, Earth Friendly Products, California
  • Sekou Nabe (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) (2012)
    Intern at the Laboratory of processes and plasmas ENSCP-Paris Tech
  • Simon Feurtey (M.Sc. Université de Bourgogne) (2012)
    Ph.D.,Université de Bourgogne
  • Ilse Arévalo (B.Sc. UNAM, Mexico) (2011-2012)
    Quality Control, Polioles, Mexico
  • Éléna Rognon (M.Sc. Université de Montpellier) (2011)
    Wine production engineer, Ackerman
  • Guillaume De-Robillard(Master Université de Bourgogne) (2011)
    Engineer, Sopra Steria, France
  • Maude Desroches (2011)
    Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, USA
  • Isabelle Lévesque (2010-2011)
    Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Marc-André Courtemanche (2010)
    Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, USA
  • François Magnan (codirector Denis Boudreau) (2010)
    PDF with Joe Gilroy, Western University
  • Viridiana Pérez Torres (B.Sc. UNAM, Mexico) (2009)
    PDF with Byron Gates, SFU
  • Philippe Rioux (2009)
    Manager, Scholars at your Service, Toronto
  • Marc-André Légaré (2008-2010)
    PDF with avec Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Laure Kayser Ph.D. Chemistry (M.Sc. Université de Strasbourg) (2008)
    PDF with Darren Lopimi, UCSD
  • Jérôme Delisle-Labrecque (2009)
    Scientist Researcher, Strong MDI
  • Jérôme Grenier-Desbiens (2008)
    Barista Café Humble Lion (finalist for the best Canadian barista)
  • Richard Burford (2007-2008)
    Research Scientist, SWITCH Materials, British-Columbia
  • Alex Milliard (2007)
    Industrial environment professional, Englobe
  • Nadège Boccon (M.Sc. Paris Tech) (2007)
    Consultant in Strategy and Innovation Funding, Benkei, Lyon, France
  • Nicolas Even (Engineer) (2007)
    R&D Leader, Solaronics Bakaert, Armentières, France
  • Guillaume Bélanger-Chabot (2006)
    PDF with avec Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Philippe Berrouard (2006-2007)
    President Brilliant Matters
  • Frédéric Drouin (2006)
    Scientist Researcher, Biolab, Joliette, Canada
  • Gille Delaunais (2005)
    Health Public Director, Outaouais Region, Québec