Prof. Christian Serre

Christian Serre, 47 years old, is a CNRS director and Head of the Institute des Matériaux Poreux de Paris.

He obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1999 at University of Versailles St Quentin, France. After a post-doctoral fellowship in the USA in 2000 within the CNRS-Rhodia Inc. joint laboratory, he moved to a permanent CNRS research position in 2001 in the ‘Porous Solids’ research group in Versailles. He has been a CNRS research director, since 2009, at the head of the Porous Solid Group in Versailles . Starting in September 2016, he created a new Institute of Porous Materials, as an interface between CNRS – Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and the Physics and Chemistry Engineer School of Paris (ESPCI), which he currently heads.

His awards include the CNRS bronze medal in 2006, a Laureate of the Lindau 56th Nobel Laureate Meeting 2006, an ERC starting grant in 2008 devoted to the bioapplications of Metal Organic Frameworks and the Solid State Chemistry award of the French chemical society in 2010.

His research topics focus on the synthesis, structure determination, including the use of X-ray diffraction data, and applications related to health and energy of porous Metal Organic Frameworks. He is currently co-author of more than 285 articles and 17 patents with 31000 citations and has presented in numerous international conferences and workshops. More info on his website.

His keynote is titled “Degradable versus Stable MOFs” and the abstract can be downloaded here.