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Dr Joanna WENCEL-DELORD, Research Director (CNRS)
Group Leader

Joanna Wencel-Delord did her undergraduate studies in Rennes (France) where she obtained an engineering degree and a M.Sc. She carried on with a PhD at the University of Rennes under the supervision of of Dr Christophe Crévisy and Dr Marc Mauduit. She then joined the group of Prof. Frank Glorius at the University of Münster (Germany), before joining the University of Strasbourg (France) in 2012 in Prof. Philippe Compain’s group.

In 2013, she joined the SynCat team, of which she took the leadership of in 2021.

She has participated in the supervision of 11 PhD students, 11 post-doctoral researchers, 9 Master Students and was a member of 5 PhD committees.

📊 Metrics (2022): >10 000 citations; H-factor = 30.

66 Publications, 2 patents, 3 book chapters, 2 submitted articles

1 edited book "C-H Activation for Asymmetric Synthesis" Wiley 2019

5 poster presentations, 20 invited lectures on international meetings, 4 short oral communications on international meetings; 25 invited lectures in academia; 4 invited lectures in industry

🚀 Recent Projects

2021-2026: ERC Starting Grant AlCHIMIE

2020-2024: Marie Curie ITN CHAIR

2015-2019: ANR 2al-VisPhot-CH

2015-2018: USIAS Grant Dual Catalysis

🏆 Awards and Distinctions

  • Associate editor of Coordination Chemistry Reviews

  • Guy Ourisson Prize 2020 attributed by Cercle Gutenberg

  • H2020 ERC SG 2020

  • H2020 MSCA-ITN 2019 grant, project CHAIR Project Coordinator

  • CNRS Bronze Medal 2020

  • INC “Emergence” Grant 2020

  • INC “Emergence International” Grant 2019

  • Fellowship to participate in the 54th ‘Bürgenstock Conference’ (May 2019)

  • Marc Julia Prize for Emerging researchers (French Society of Chemistry) 2018

  • Prestigious Fellowship from the University of Strasbourg, Institute for Advanced

  • Studies, USIAS Fellowship, 2015

  • Prestigious Grant for a Young researcher from the French National Agency for

  • Research, (ANR JCJC), 2015

🎓 Education & Research Experience

Since 10/2021: Research Director (DR) at CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research

Laboratory LIMA (UMR 7042), University of Strasbourg (France), head of the team Syncat

2019:           Habilitation to direct research (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches)

Université de Strasbourg, Mentor: Prof. Françoise Colobert

Jury: Prof. O. Baudoin, Prof. C. Sparr, Dr. P. Dauban, Dr. L. Miesch

2013-2021: Associated Scientist (CR CN) at CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research

Laboratory LIMA (UMR 7042), team Syncat, University of Strasbourg (France)

2012-2013: Temporary Assistant Professor (ATER) at European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM)

University of Strasbourg, Laboratory: SyBio directed by Prof. Philippe Compain

2011-2012: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. F. Glorius at the University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Subject: "Transition metal catalyzed C-H bond activation"

2007-2010: PhD thesis, University Rennes 1, Laboratory "Chemical Science of Rennes" (UMR6226), France

Supervision: Dr. C. Cévisy and Dr. M. Mauduit

Subject: "Synthesis of chiral DiPPAM ligands and evaluation of their metal complexes for C-C bond couplings"

2006-2007: M.Sc. in Molecular Chemistry, University Rennes 1, France

2004-2007: Engineering degree in Chemistry, Ecole Nationale de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France