The research in our group deals with the reproducible preparation of transition metal nanoparticles of controlled size. Metal nanocatalysts, generally defined as particles between 1 and 10 nm in size, are obtained by a bottom-up approach in water and one of the crucial parameters during their preparation to obtain reproducible properties remains their stabilization with quaternary ammonium surfactants.

Our activities is dedicated to the design of well-controlled transition metal nanoparticles and their applications in polyphasic catalysis in order to contribute to a lower environmental footprint chemistry, using either :

  1. Aqueous suspensions of metal nanospecies which could directly be used through a biphasic liquid-liquid approach
  2. Nanoparticles deposited on inorganic (SiO2 ,TiO2), magnetic or mesoporous supports



Terpenes chemistry

Our laboratory has gained an expertise in the preparation and the efficient stabilization of aqueous suspensions of metallic nanoparticles by quaternary ammonium surfactants. Upgrading terpenes through hydrogenation processes constitutes a wide strategy to produce value-added products for fine chemistry. We have designed aqueous suspensions of palladium and ruthenium nanoparticles as selective and reusable catalysts to upgrade terpenes through eco-responsible processes using dihydrogen. Scaling-up these processes was successfully achieved in collaboration with the DRT company (Castets, France).

N2O upgrading - Nitrous oxide activation

Use of emissions of nitrous oxide, a well-known greenhouse gas, as a raw material for producing marketable products remains of great interest. We have used a clean and easy methodology based on simple photodeposition of silver nanospecies on TiO2 support to activate Nitrous oxide. Two original applications have been investigated.
First, the catalytic upgrading of N2O as an oxygen donor is proved through the selective oxidation of phosphines under mild conditions, with doped Ag@TiO2 catalyst and release of N2 as a benign co-product. A mechanism of the highly active and selective photocatalyst system is provided.

Secondly, the production of imines was performed using N2O as a highly selective oxidative agent for the photocatalytic homo-coupling of amines. Unsymmetric imines were also produced through cross-coupling of amines with alcohols. Interestingly, reactions under N2O atmosphere exhibited high conversion rates and higher selectivities than the ones carried out under a dioxygen atmospher.

Nanoparticles on glassy foams


In the context of a fruitful collaboration, we have designed eco-designed catalysts, consisting of nanometer-sized metal particles efficiently anchored on glassy foams. These supports are original porous materials obtained from glass waste and have modular and unique intrinsic properties. These nanoparticles-doped cellular materials are under investigation for indoor air treatment as well as for the biomass valorization through flow selective hydrogenation processes.

Procédé de préparation de l’acide formique
G. Deligand, A. Denicourt-Nowicki , A. Roucoux, C. Kergus, I. Pasquier, J. Le Calvez
Fr Demande, N° 2403546 du 5 avril 2024.
Silver-doped rutile TiO2 nanotubes synthesis. First insights into selective photo-oxidation of benzyl alcohol derivaitives under visible light
O. Delaunay,  A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
Nano Select 2024, (doi : 10.1002/nano.202400056)
Valoriser le protoxyde d’azote par un procédé photocatalytique éco-responsable
A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
Journal du CNRS Chimie, Résultats scientifiques, 23 Janvier 2024 ;  ISCR Highlighted @CNRS Chimie news  
Unprecedented selective synthesis of imines by photocatalytic oxidative coupling of primary amines under N2O atmosphere
O. Delaunay, A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
ChemCatChem, 2023, 15, e20231269. (doi : 10.1002/cctc.202301269).
Open cell foam materials as Pd reservoirs for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling catalysis at ppb level
A. Jabbari-Hichri, A. Bourouina, P. Biard, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, M. Zanota, F. Campoli, C. De Bellefon and V. Meille
React. Chem. Eng., 2023, 8, 1799. (doi : 10.1039/D3RE00111C).
Photocatalytic oxygen transfer as an innovative route for N2O upgrading
O. Delaunay, E. Zghab, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
ChemCatChem, 2023, e202201517. (doi : 10.1002/cctc.202201517).
Highly Selective and Multigram Hydrogenation of Citral into Citronellal by Palladium Nanoparticles in water
M. Duval, G. Sagorin, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., (2022), 10, 5500 (doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c00050 ).
Remediation of Diethyl Phthalate in Aqueous Effluents with
TiO2-Supported Rh(0) Nanoparticles as Multicatalytic Materials

A. Denicourt-Nowicki, C.-H. Pélisson, I. Soutrel, L. Favier, A. Roucoux
Catalysts, (2021), 11, 1166 (doi: 10.3390/catal11101166). Highlighted on the front page of Catalysts
Impact of the charge transfer process on the Fe2+/Fe3+distribution at Fe3O4 magnetic surface induced by deposited Pd clusters
B. Sitamtze, C-H. Pélisson, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, J-M. Greneche
Surface Science, (2021), 712, 121879 (doi: 10.1016/j.susc.2021.121879)
Metal nanoparticles in water, a relevant toolbox for green catalysis
in « Nanoparticles in Catalysis: Advances in Synthesis and Applications« 
(Eds A. Roucoux, K. Philippot), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim A. Denicourt-Nowicki, N. Mordvinova, A. Roucoux
April 2021, Chapter 3, p 45- 71
New trend in the design of metal nanoparticles and derived nanomaterials for catalysis
in « Nanoparticles in Catalysis: Advances in Synthesis and Applications« 
(Eds A. Roucoux, K. Philippot), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
K. Philippot, A. Roucoux, April 2021, Chapter 1, p 1-11
Selective palladium nanoparticles-catalyzed hydrogenolysis of industrially targeted epoxides in water
M. Duval, V. Deboos, A. Hallonet, G. Sagorin, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
J. Catal, 2021, 396, 261-268 ( )
Simulation and optimization of the removal of toluene in air by ozonation with a catalytic open-cell foam
A. Cabrol, A. Lejeune, R. Lebullenger, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux,
A. Couvert, P-F. Biard
Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 2021, 168, 453–464 (
Novel and sustainable catalytic ruthenium-doped glass foam for thermocatalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds: an experimental and modeling study
A. Lejeune, A. Cabrol, R. Lebullenger, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux,
A. Couvert, P-F. Biard
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2020, 59, 33, 14758–14766 (doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c02447)
Multigram scale-up of the selective hydrogenation of α-pinene with ruthenium nanoparticles in water
M. Duval, S. Navarre, G. Sagorin, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020 ,8, 15, 5985-5993 (doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00650)
Brevet Nanoparticules d’oxydes métalliques supportées sur des mousses de verre et/ou de vitrocéramique et leur utilisation en catalyse hétérogène en phases gazeuse et/ou liquide
A. Roucoux, A. Denicourt, P. F. Biard, A. Couvert, R. Lebullenger, A. Cabrol,
A. Lejeune.
Fr Demande, N° 2001127 du 5 feb. 2020.
Development of a sustainable heterogeneous catalyst based on an open-cell glass foam support: application in gas-phase ozone decomposition
A. Lejeune, A. Cabrol, R. Lebullenger, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, A. Szymczyk, A. Couvert, P-F. Biard
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 2854-2864 (doi10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06950)
Catalytic oxidation processes for the upgrading of terpenes: State-of-the-art and future trends
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, M. Rauchdi, M. Ait Ali and A. Roucoux
Catalysts, 2019, 9 (11), 893 (
Ruthenium trichloride catalyst in water: Ru colloids versus Ru dimer Characterization investigations
A. Lebedeva, B. L. Albuquerque, J. B. Domingos, J-F. Lamonier, J-M. Giraudon, P. Lecante, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 4141−4151 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03144)
Novel access to verbenone via ruthenium nanoparticles-catalyzed oxidation of a-pinene in neat water
M. Rauchdi, M. Ait Ali, A. Roucoux and A. Denicourt-Nowicki
Appl. Catal. A, General , 2018, 550, 266–273 (


Active hydrogenation Rh nanocatalysts protected by new self-assembled supramolecular complexes of cyclodextrins and surfactants in water
N.T. T. Chau, S. Menuel, S. Colombel-Rouen, M. Guerrero, E. Monflier, K. Philippot, A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 108125–108131 (DOI: 10.1039/c6ra21851b)
Odyssey in polyphasic catalysis by metal nanoparticles
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
The Chemical Record, 2016, 16, 2127-2141 (doi: 10.1002/tcr.201600050)Water Soluble Polymer-Surfactant Complexes-Stabilized Pd(0) Nanocatalysts: Characterization and Structure-Activity Relationships in Biphasic Hydrogenation of Alkenes and α,β-Unsaturated Ketones
B.L. Albuquerque, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, C. Mériadec, J. B. Domingos, A. Roucoux
J. Catal., 2016, 340, 144–153 ( retrievable Rh(0) nanocomposite as relevant catalyst for mild hydrogenation of functionalized arenes in water
C-H. Pélisson, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.,2016, 4, 1834−1839 (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00045)Efficient catalytic ozonation by ruthenium nanoparticles supported on SiO2 or TiO2. Towards the use of a non-woven fiber paper as original support.
P-F. Biard, B. Werghi, I. Soutrel, R Orhand, A. Couvert, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux,
Chem. Eng. J., 2016, 289, 374-381
(doi:10.1016/j.cej.2015.12.051) Corrigendum Chem.Eng. J., 2017, 315, 639Toluene total oxidation over Pd and Au nanoparticles supported on hydroxyapatite
D. Chlala, M. Labaki, J-M. Giraudon, O. Gardoll, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, Alain Roucoux, J-F. Lamonier
C. R. Chimie, 2016, 19, 525-537 (doi:10.1016/j.crci.2015.07.015)Experimental and theoretical evidences of the influence of hydrogen bonding on the catalytic activity of a series of 2-hydroxy substituted quaternary ammonium salts in the styrene oxide/CO2 coupling reaction
C. Carvalho Rocha, T. Onfroy, J. Pilmé, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, F. Launay,
J. Catal, 2016, 333, 29–39 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2015.10.014)
Highly selective cycloalkanes oxidation in neat water with Ruthenium nanoparticles
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Lebedeva, C. Bellini, A. Roucoux,
ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 357-362 (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500805)
Magnetically recoverable Palladium(0) nanocomposite as pertinent catalyst for hydrogenation reactions in water
C-H. Pélisson, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, C. Meriadec, J-M. Geneche, A. Roucoux
ChemCatChem, 2015,7,309-315 (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402761R1)From hydroxycetylammonium salts to their chiral counterparts. A library of efficient stabilizers of Rh(0) nanoparticles for catalytic hydrogenation in water
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
Catal Today, 2015, 247, 90–95 (DOI :10.1016/j.cattod.2014.05.031)Nanoparticules métalliques supportées sur support en mousse de verre et utilisations pour la catalyse de réactions chimiques
P.-F. Biard, A. Couvert, R. Lebullenger, A. Denicourt, A. Roucoux.
Fr Demande N° 15/59695 du 12/10/2015 PCT/FR2016/052634 du 12/10/2016


Simple procedure for vacant POMs-stabilized Palladium (0) nanoparticles in water: structural and dispersive effects of lacunary polyoxometalates
R. Villanneau, A. Roucoux, P. Beaunier, D. Brouri and A. Proust
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 264591-26498 (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03104K)

Tunable hydroxylated surfactants: An efficient toolbox towards anisotropic gold nanoparticles
M. G. Angelo da Silva, M. R. Meneghetti, A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 25875-25879 (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03550J)Calcium Trifluoroacetate as an Efficient Catalyst for Ring opening of Epoxides by Amines under Solvent-free Conditions
R. Outouch, M. Rauchdi, B. Boualy, L. El Firdoussi,a A. Roucoux, M. Ait Ali
Acta Chim. Slov., 2014, 61, 67-72Cyclodextrin-based systems for the stabilization of metallic(0) nanoparticles and their versatile applications in catalysis
S. Noël, B. Léger, A. Ponchel, K. Philippot, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, E. Monflier
Catal.Today, 2014, 235, 20-32 (DOI:10.1016/j.cattod.2014.03.030)Book2014_ARXAmmonium surfactant-capped Rh(0) nanoparticles for biphasic hydrogenation in Metal Nanoparticles for Catalysis: Advances and Applications
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
Franklin (Feng) Tao (Ed.), Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014, 99-111Cyan:Magenta:Yellow:BlackAsymmetric Allylic Alkylation
O. Baslé, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, C. Crevisy, M. Mauduit in Copper-catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis Chapter 4, p85-125, Eds A. Alexakis, N. Krause, S. Woodward, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, January 2014β-Cyclodextrins grafted with chiral amino acids: a promising supramolecular stabilizer of nanoparticles for asymmetric hydrogenation ?
N. T. T. Chau,J.-P. Guégan, S. Menuel, M. Guerrero, F. Hapiot, E. Monflier, K. Philippot, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, Alain Roucoux
Applied Catalysis A: General, 2013, 467, 497-503 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.011)Efficient RutheniumNanocatalysts in Liquid-Liquid Biphasic Hydrogenation Catalysis: towards a Supramolecular Control via a Sulfonated Diphosphine / Cyclodextrin Smart Combination
M. Guerrero, Y. Coppel, N. T. T. Chau, A. Roucoux, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, E. Monflier, H. Bricout, P. Lecante, K. Philippot
ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 3802-3811(DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201300467)New and tunable hydroxylated driving agents for the production of tailor-made gold nanorods
M. G. Angelo da Silva, M. R. Meneghetti, A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 18292-18295 (DOI:10.1039/C3RA42949K)Methylated β-cyclodextrins-capped ruthenium nanoparticles: synthesis strategies, characterization and application in hydrogenation reactions
N. T. T. Chau, S. Handjani, J.-P. Guegan, M. Guerrero, E. Monflier, K. Philippot, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux,
ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 1497-1503 (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200718)From hydroxyalkylammonium salts to protected-Rh(0) nanoparticles for catalysis in water: comparative studies of the polar heads
C-H. Pélisson, C. Hubert, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
Topics in catalysis, 2013, 56, 1220-1227 (DOI: 10.1007/s11244-013-0088-0)
Special issue « Metal nanocatalysts in solution: characterization and reactivity », B. Chaudret, M. Gomez, K. Philippot (Eds)About the Use of Rhodium Nanoparticles in Hydrogenation and Hydroformylation reactions
M. Guerrero, N. T. T. Chau, S. Noël, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, F. Hapiot, A. Roucoux, E. Monflier, K. Philippot
Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, 17(4), 364-399 (DOI: 10.2174/1385272811317040006)Special issue « Nanoscale Catalysts as Tools for Synthesis », Martin Prechtl (Ed.)Book2013_ARXMetal nanoparticles in neat water for catalytic applications
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
in Nanomaterials in Catalysis, 2013, p 55-95
Ph Serp and K. Philippot (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim.


Cyclodextrins as growth controlling agents for enhancing the catalytic activity of PVP-stabilized Ru(0) nanoparticles
R. Herbois, S. Noel, B. Leger, L. Bai, A. Roucoux, E. Monflier, A. Ponchel
Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3451-3453 (DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17355G)

PTA-stabilized ruthenium and platinum nanoparticles: characterization and investigation in aqueous biphasic hydrogenation catalysis
P.-J. Debouttière, Y. Coppel, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux, B. Chaudret, K. Philippot
Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2012, 5301-5306 (DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101159)Chiral Ammonium Capped-Rh(0) nanocatalysts : Synthesis, Characterization, and Advances in Asymmetric Hydrogenation in Neat Water
E. Guyonnet Bilé, E. Cortelazzo-Polisini, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, R. Sassine, F. Launay, A. Roucoux
ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 91-101 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100364) – Special Issue “Green Chemistry by Nanocatalysis”, V. Polshettiwar; J-M. Basset, D. Astruc (Edts)Alkyl sulfonated diphosphines-stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles as efficient nanocatalysts in hydrogenation reactions in biphasic media
M. Guerrero, A. Roucoux, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, H. Bricout, E. Monflier, K. Fajerwerg, K. Philippot
Catal.Today, 2012, 183, 34-41 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2011.09.012)Moving from surfactant-stabilized aqueous rhodium (0) colloidal suspension to heterogeneous magnetite-supported rhodium nanocatalysts: synthesis, characterization and catalytic performance in hydrogenation reactions.
C.-H. Pelisson, L. L. R. Vono, C. Hubert, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, L. M. Rossi, A. Roucoux
Catal.Today, 2012, 183, 124-129 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2011.08.046)N-donor ligands based on bipyridine and ionic liquids: an efficient partnership to stabilize rhodium colloids. Focus on oxygen-containing compounds hydrogenation
A. Denicourt-Nowicki, B. Léger and A. Roucoux
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,2011, 13, 13510-1351New ammonium surfactant-stabilized Rh(0) colloidal suspensions : Influence of novel counter-anions on physico-chemical and catalytic properties
E. Guyonnet Bilé, R. Sassine, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, F. Launay and A. Roucoux
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6524-6531Rh(0) colloids supported on TiO2 : a highly active and pertinent tandem in neat water for the hydrogenation of aromatics
C. Hubert, E. Guyonnet Bilé, A. Denicourt-Nowicki and A. Roucoux
Green Chem., 2011, 13, 1766-1771Tandem dehalogenation-hydrogenation reaction of halogenoarenes as model substrates of endocrine disruptors in water: Rhodium nanoparticles in suspension vs on silica support
C. Hubert, E. Guyonnet-Bilé, A. Denicourt-Nowicki, A. Roucoux
Applied Catalysis A, 2011, 394, 215-219Using Click Chemistry to Access Mono- and Ditopic ß-Cyclodextrin Hosts Substituted by Chiral Amino Acids
D. Ngan Tran, C. Blazkiewicz, S. Menuel, A. Roucoux, K. Philippot, F. Hapiot, E. Monflier.
Carbohydrate Research, 2011, 346, 210-218Chemically modified cyclodextrins as supramolecular tools to generate carbon-supported ruthenium nanoparticles: an application towards gas phase hydrogenation
F. Wyrwalski , B. Léger , C. Lancelot , A. Roucoux, E. Monflier, A. Ponchel
Applied Catalysis A, 2011, 391, 334-341

Alain Roucoux juin2012bis Pr. Alain ROUCOUX (CV)


Alain Roucoux was born in Valenciennes (North of France) in 1963. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Lille in 1992 under the supervision of Professor A. Mortreux in the field of the asymmetric hydrogenation catalysis. In 1993, he joined the teaching staff of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR) before becoming Assistant-Professor (Maître de Conférences) in 1994. In 2001, he received his Habilitation and was promoted Professor in 2003. Since 1997, he develops the synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles in water for polyphasic catalysis. He manages the Nanocatalysis group of the Organometallics: Materials & Catalysis Team (UMR CNRS 6226) – He is the author of more 110 international scientific publications (h=36 with one paper in Chem. Rev. 2002 > 1800 times quoted), 7 book chapters and 11 patents. He is co-Editor of the book entitled « Nanoparticles in Catalysis: Advances in Synthesis and Applications » Wiley-VCH, published in April 2021. (update Scopus 02/2023)



Audrey Denicourt-Nowicki obtained her PhD degree from the University of Lille under the guidance of Dr F. Agbossou-Niedercorn and Pr A. Mortreux (2003). After working as a post-doctoral fellow with Pr C. Moody at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), she joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (UMR CNRS 6226, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes) as a senior lecturer in 2004. Her research interests include the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, either in solution or on support, for applications in polyphasic catalysis. She is author of 70 publications (h=28), 7 book chapters and 2 patents. (update 03/2022)

  • Oriane DELAUNAY
    Ph.D Thesis – Starting oct. 2021 for 36 months – MESRI support
    Innovative oxidation processes based on nitrous oxide as oxygen donor
  • Marisa NAVAS
    Post-Doc position – Starting January 2023 for 24 months – Bienvenüe program
    Innovative metal nanoparticles-doped glass foams as catalysts for selective hydrogenation
  • Khalil ABASSY
    PhD student  – Carthage University  – Starting Septembre 2023 for 3 months – Tunisian mobility support
    ZnO materials for selective photocatalytic oxydation
  • Romann FERNANDES
    Master student  – Starting March 2024 for 6 months – Armor Arsenal support
    New catalytic materials for hydrogen peroxide decomposition

PhD Students

  • Marion DUVAL – Ph.D defense in 2020 dec – DRT & ANRT (CIFRE) support
  • Anastaisia LEBEDEVA – Ph.D defense in 2017 dec – French ministry support
  • Mariem RAUCHDI – Ph.D defense in 2017 dec – PHC Toubkal support – ENSCR /Univ of Marrakech
  • Brunno LANGE ALBUQUERQUE – Ph.D student 2014-2015 in ENSCR – Brasilian mobility support – University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis
  • Monique ANGELO DA SILVA – PhD defense in Brasil July 2014 – CAPES-COFECUB program – UFAL / ENSCR
  • Carl-Hugo PELISSON – PhD Defense in 2013 dec – Brittany support
  • Elodie BILE-GUYONNET – PhD defense in 2012 Jan – ANR support
  • Claudie HUBERT- PhD defense in 2010 – Brittany support
  • Bastien LEGER- PhD defense in 2007 – IFPEN support
  • Vincent MEVELLEC – PhD defense in 2005 – Brittany support
  • Jürgen SCHULZ – PhD defense in 2000 – CNRS support

Post-Doc and Engineer members

  • Guénolé DELIGAND
    Research Engineer – October 2022 – September 2023 – CNRS & VITALAC support (France Relance recovery plan)
    Green synthesis of organic acids from selective catalytic oxidation of specific biomass
  • Eya ZGHAB
    Post-doc position – November 2021 – october 2022 – SOLVAY-ENSCR support
    Selective oxidation by photocatalytic activation
  • Natalia MORDVINOVA
    Post-doc position – November 2018 – May 2020 – SOLVAY support
    Photocatalytic activation for innovative oxidation processes
  • Audrey CABROL & Antoine LEJEUNE
    Research Engineers – Maturing project April 2018 – April 2019 – SATT Ouest Valorisation support
    Industrial and indoor air treatment by catalytic oxidation over glass foam support
    Collaborative project with CIP (PF. Biard, A. Couvert) and V&C (R.Lebullenger) teams (ISCR-UMR 6226)
    Research Engineer – October 2018 – nov. 2019 – SOLVAY support
    Selective hydrocarbons oxidation with Manganese species and others
  • Raïssa RAMSSAMY
    Research Engineer – October 2018 – April 2019 – SOLVAY support
    Development of new processes for aliphatic nitrile hydrogenation
    Research Engineer – november 2017 / may 2018 – SOLVAY support
    Development of new processes for the oxidation of hydrocarbons
  • Caroline GERNEZ
    Research Engineer – october 2016 / april 2017 – SOLVAY support
    Innovative processes for the oxidation of hydrocarbons
  • Thanh CHAU
    Post-doc position – septembre 2011 /september 2012 – ANR support
    Ruthenium and Rhodium nanoparticles stabilized with functional chiral cyclodextrins. Investigation in supramolecular asymmetric catalysis
  • Soraya HANDJANI
    Post-doc position – septembre 2010 /september 2011 – ANR support
    Development of Ruthenium nanoparticles stabilized with functional chiral cyclodextrins. Investigation in supramolecular catalysis
  • Cindy HERMAN
    Research Engineer – December 2010 / May 2011 – ONIDOL support
    Hydrogenation of fatty compounds in aqueous phase by supported Palladium nanoparticles
  • Aurélien BELLEC
    Post-doc position – May 2010/Novembre 2010 – ONIDOL support
    Feasability of the hydrogenation of fatty compounds in aqueous phase by metallic nanoparticles

Masters and others students

  • Louis COLLIGNON (2023) –  ENSMA/Politécnico di Milano (Armor Arsenal Support)
  • Mathilde PIRIOU (2022) – ENSCR (OMC support)
  • Guénolé DELIGAND (2002) – ENSCR (VITALAC support)
  • Oriane DELAUNAY (2021) – ENSCR (ENSCR financial support)
  • Clement GEDEON (2020) – Univ. Rennes 1 – PhD Univ. Rennes
  • Victor DEBOOS (2019) – INSA Rouen – PhD Univ. Lille
  • Jason BEAUFREZ (2018) – ENSCR – PhD Univ. Caen
  • Rebecca EL KHAWAJA (2017) – Lebanese University (EDST) – Pr M. Boutros collaboration – PhD thesis
  • Valentin AUDEBERT (2017) – Univ. Rennes 1 – CIP team collaboration
  • Pierre de la MOTTE ROUGE (2015) – Univ. Rennes 1 – ITGA (Environmental Services, Rennes)
  • Robin CARDONNET (2014) – Univ. Rennes 1- OPEN group (Nantes)
  • Yoann FARRE (2013) – ENSCR – PhD Univ. Nantes
  • Clément BELLINI (2013) – ENSCR – R&D, ARKEMA
  • Liege OLIVIERA BIESUZ (2012) – UFRGS, Brésil
  • Pierre QUATREMARE (2012) – ENSCR – PhD Paris VI
  • Elodie CORTELAZZO-POLISINI (2010) – ENSCR – Agrégation studies
  • Romain CADIO (2009) – Univ. Rennes 1
  • Danièle PRO (2008) – ENSCR – PhD ENSCR
  • Yong ZHANG (2005) – Univ. Rennes 1
  • Bastien LEGER (2004) – ENSCR – PhD ENSCR – Lecturer, Université d’Artois
  • Vincent MEVELLEC (2002) – ENSCR – PhD ENSCR – R&D, ALCHIMER
  • Christophe MATTIODA (2002) -ENSCR – PhD ENSCR
  • Mathilde MERLO (2001) – Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments – Maisons-Alfort
  • Jean-Marie ORHAND (2000) – ENSCR
  • Sébastien LEVIGNE (1999) -ENSCR – PhD Univ Nantes – French painter artist
  • Hélène VIALLIS (1996) – Lecturer, Université de Nantes

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