Frederic Lamaty, Ph.D.Director of Research, Head of Green Chemistry Team at University of Montpelier
Frédéric Lamaty graduated as a chemical engineer in 1988 from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (France). In 1992, he received his Ph.D. from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN USA) under the supervision of Professor E. Negishi in the field of Pd-catalyzed cyclizations. He then joined, as a Rhône-Poulenc postdoctoral fellow, the group of Professor M. 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, France 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 Technology team at IBMM (www.greenchem.cnrs.fr). 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. He was awarded in 2011 the Prix des Techniques Innovantes pour l’Environnement ADEME-Pollutec for his activity in peptide synthesis in solvent-free conditions.