(University of Montpellier, France)
Frédéric Lamaty graduated as a chemical engineer in 1988 from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL now ESCPE, France). In 1992, he received his Ph.D. from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN USA) under the supervision of Professor Ei-chi Negishi in the field of Pd-catalyzed cyclizations. He then joined, as a Rhône-Poulenc postdoctoral fellow, the group of Professor Marc Julia at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris to work on the synthesis of Vitamin A. In 1994, he obtained a permanent position at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Montpellier and is currently working as Directeur de Recherche at the Max Mousseron Institute for Biomolecules (IBMM). Since 2011, he is heading the Green Chemistry and Enabling Technologies team (www.greenchem.cnrs.fr) at IBMM. His research topics in the area of catalysis, organic and green chemistry, are devoted to the synthesis of amino acids, peptides, heterocycles and organometallics, the use of alternative solvents (PEG, PEG-IL, glycerol, water) and enabling technologies (microwaves, ultra-sounds, ball-milling, continuous flow) with an emphasis on mechanochemistry.