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[2018-11-12] Reversible Reservoirs for Radicals. A Powerful Strategy for the Construction of Carbon-Carbon Bonds

2018-11-07

Title: Reversible Reservoirs for Radicals. A Powerful Strategy for the Construction of Carbon-Carbon Bonds

Speaker: Prof. Samir Z. Zard, Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique, France

Date/Time: 9:30 AM, Nov.12, 2018

Location: Room 234, Chemistry Building

Biography:

Samir Z. Zard currently holds the positions of “Director of Research” (Exceptional Class) in the C. N. R. S. and part-time Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. 

Professor Zard was born in 1955 in Ife, Nigeria. His training as a chemist started at the American University of Beirut (interrupted by the civil war in 1975), then at Imperial College, London, and finally at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles at Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where he received his doctorate under the supervision of Professor Sir Derek Barton in 1983. 

His main research concerns the study and development of new reactions and processes. He is the author of 357 scientific publications and 38 filed patents. In addition to a number of academic awards, he received in 2007 the Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.