Post-doctoral Fellow (2006-2007, Yale University)
Ph.D. (Chemistry, 2005, Ecole Polytechnique)
M.Sc. (Chemistry, 2002, Ecole Polytechnique)
B.Sc in Chemistry (2001, Ecole Polytechnique)
Associate member, Dept of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University
Associate Editor, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., American Chemical Society
Member, College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada, 2020 class
Co-session chair at Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, 2020-21.
Fessenden Professorship Award, Faculty of Science, McGill, 2019.
Finalist, Principal’s prize for public engagement through media, McGill, 2019.
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, 2018.
Labex MATISSE visiting professorship award, Paris, 2017.
CNC-IUPAC travel award, 2016
Outside Quebec Exchange Professorship, 2014, awarded by FRQNT, in support for a 2 month visit at Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA
Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, Renewal, Tier II, 2012-2017.
Science Communication Fellowships for Green Chemistry, 2011, awarded by Environmental Health News and Advancing Green Chemistry.
Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, Tier II, 2007-2012
Best PhD Thesis Award, Ecole Polytechnique, 2005
- Materials Chemistry
Research Interests: Nanoparticles, Catalysis and Green Chemistry
We conduct research in the domains of 1) catalysis using both the heterogeneous and homogeneous approaches and 2) sustainable nanoparticle and material synthesis. We have a special interest in magnetic particles and nanocrystallites of cellulose, chitin and chitosan in catalysis. We are developing solid phase syntheses of nanoparticles and nanomaterials. We are also studying plasmonic nanocatalysts and biomass transformations.