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Summary

Ph. D level researcher with diverse and substantial applied experience. I developped a chemistry research expertise and ability to strong problem-solving skills.I build along years an expertise in synthetic and analytic chemistry. I explored many applications fields such as, organic compounds for OFET applications, fluorescent materials, phthalocyanines for OPV, and molecules for therapeutic applications. I am a productive and flexible scientist. I develop during my last project skills in management and business.I adapt myself quickly to new environments and research techniques.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Project Leader
    November 2011 --- October 2015
    Project Leader of Project First Spin-Off WCS (Walloon Chemical Specialties): Study of the transfer of academic research on Organic Electronics into industrial activities which involved the following tasks: - Business opportunity analysis (feasibility and market analyses) - Business and financial plans of the future spin-off - Coordination of the different partners involved - Design and preparation of organic compounds (Thienothiophene & BTBT) for OFET application - Optimization and scaling-up (100 g) of synthesis processes developed - Activity reports and scientific articles writing - Management of a technician attached to the research program - Scientific and Technology monitoring - Scientific communications (11 publications over the period)

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    August 2010 --- October 2011
    Researcher on ONE-P project: The Organic Nanomaterials for Electronics and Photonics project (ONE-P) (funded by the European Commission) objective was to develop the missing high-performance, low-cost multifunctional materials and their process technology to strengthen industrialization of the electronics and photonics sector in Europe thanks to the synergy between academic and industrial research and the integration of complementary competences. Personal responsibilities: - Design and synthesis of fluorescent materials combining high charge mobilities and high solid-state luminescence quantum yields (Pyrene derivatives) - Data analysis - Management of a Master student in his research program - Activity reports and scientific articles writing - Scientific and Technology monitoring - Scientific communications

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    May 2009 --- July 2010
    Researcher on SUNTUBE project: New materials for organic solar cells incorporating carbon nanotubes Personal responsibilities: - Design, synthesis and characterization of asymetric phthalocyanines for nanotubes grafting - Analysis and improvement of synthesis processes developed - Data Analysis - Problem solving - Activity reports, scientific articles writing - Scientific monitoring - Scientific communications

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    June 2008 --- May 2009
    Researcher on BRIDGEN project: The project in collaboration with IMEC and Materia Nova funded by SOLVAY group was to developped novel n-type organic semiconductors for OFET applications. Personal responsibilities: - Design, synthesis and characterization of organic semiconducting materials - Activity reports writing - Scientific monitoring

  • Research associate
    February 2007 --- May 2008
    New bacteriochlorins for the photodynamic therapy of melanoma. Personal responsabilities: - Design, synthesis and characterization of new bacteriochlorins for PDT of melanoma - Extension to the near infra-red absorption by chalcone formation - Activity reports and scientific articles writing - Scientific and Technology monitoring - Scientific communications (10 publications over the period)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    November 2005 --- December 2006
    Design, synthesis and optimization of therapeutic hits.

  • Ph.D student
    February 2002 --- May 2005
    New synthetic porphyrins for the coordination of dioxygen.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAdaptabilityCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResult OrientedAttention to detailStrategic thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Lab scale batches R&D Scientific writingAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical Method ValidationAnalytical methodsAnalytical proceduresAnalytical techniquesAntibodiesBiopharmaceuticalsBudget ManagementBusiness StrategyCancer ResearchChemistryChemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)ChromatographyCommunication SkillsCompetitive AnalysisDrug DiscoveryElectronicsEnglishEntrepreneurshipFormulationsGalenicsGermanGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Good Publication Practice (GPP)Grant PreparationGrant WritingLaboratory ResearchLaboratory ManagementLaboratory SkillsLaboratory TechniquesLeadershipLiquid Chromatography-UV (LC-UV)Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS)Market researchMarket developmentMass SpectrometryMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordOutlookPatentsPeptidesPharmaceutical DevelopmentPharmaceutical ResearchPhase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IVPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProcess improvementProduct developmentProject CoordinationProject ManagementR&DReport WritingSpectroscopyPDT
LinkedIn Assessment :
Project ManagementOptimization of ProcessOrganic ChemistryMacrocyclic chemistryHeterocyclic ChemistryTherapeutic chemistryCoordination chemistryPhotophysicsCoupling Reactions (Pd, Cu, Fe, Ni, Ir)Photodynamic therapy (PDT)FluorescenceGlove-BoxHigh Field NMRThermal Analysis (DSC, TGA)Chemistry softwareOrganic electronicsOrganic Dyes

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Organic chemistryTherapeutic chemistrymacrocyclic chemistryHeterocyclic chemistryCoordination chemistryOptimization of reaction processesClassical methods of purificationAsymetric synthesisPseudo-peptidic synthesisHigh-Field NMRUV-visibleIRFluorescenceLD-MSMolecular modellingPhotodynamic therapyThermal analysisproject managementGlove-Box

Education

  • Solvay Entrepreneurs – Solvay Brussels School : Création et Croissance in Entrepreneuriat / études entrepreneuriales from Solvay Brussels School in 2013
  • Ph. D in Chemistry from Université de Rennes I in 2005
  • DEA (equiv.M.Sc) in Physical Chemistry with a focus in molecular chemistry from Université de Bourgogne in 2000
  • Maîtrise (equiv. M.Sc) in Chemistry with a focus in analytical techniques in organic chemistry from Université de Bourgogne in 1999
  • Licence (equiv. B.Sc) in Chemistry with a focus in analytical techniques in organic chemistry from Université de Bourgogne in 1998

Training and Certification

  • Data-processing engineering Integration - Databases in 1998 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Scientist CMC Project Manager Research and Development Chemist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Hainaut, Belgium Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    No

Publications

    Expert has 32 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Uccle, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes