Actual members

Sarah Desmons, PhD Université Fédérale de Toulouse / Région Occitanie.

After a Bachelor degree of Sciences and a Master degree of Chemistry in Paris Descartes University and several research internships in Institut Pasteur with Dr Yves Janin (Paris), Columbia University with Pr Gerard Parkin (New York) and in Paris Descartes University, UMR 8601 with Dr Patricia Busca, I have moved to Toulouse as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Sébastien Bontemps and Dr Régis Fauré (INSA, Toulouse) to work on the design of chemo-enzymatic catalyses for CO2 transformation.

Dan Zhang, PhD, CSC

I graduated from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
I got my bachelor degree in Physical Chemistry and my master degree in Polymer Chemistry.
In this group, I am studying Organometallic Chemistry applied to CO2 transformation.

Angelica Mejia Fajardo, PhD, COLFUTURO

I am a Marine Biologist, M.Sc in Ocenography, interested in biogeochemical cycles and climat change especially in CO2.  Inspired by nature transformation of CO2 into Carbohydrates, I started my PhD in LCC under the supervision of Sébastien Bontemps.

Current research topics: CO2, Lewis acid-base, Frustated Lewis pair, Kinetics.

Former group members

Sirine Layouni, Master 2 from INSAT

Nelson Nunez, Invited PhD student, 2017

from John Hurtado's lab at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota

Aurélien Béthegnies, Postdoc

Actual position: Postdoc Lyon

Yannick Escudié, Postdoc

Actual position: researcher R&D, M2I Life Sciences



Gunnar Werncke, Postdoc

Actual position: Habilitant, UNi Marburg


Guanghua Jin,PhD

Actual position: Postdoc Ireland

Takuto Nagano, Invited student from Mashima's group at Osaka University


Ana Geer, Invited student from University of Zaragoza, Cristina Tejel

Actual position: Postdoc at the University of Nottingham


Alain Eschlimann, Master 1


Jean-Guillaume Gomez, Master 1


Alexis Andreu-Boussut, Licence


Emmanuel Puig, Master 2,

Actual position: PhD Paris