Group Picture in June 2012

Current members of the laboratory

Prof. Albert Demonceau

Albert Demonceau

Albert Demonceau is a Professor heading the Laboratory of Macromolecular Chemistry and Organic Catalysis at the University of Liege, Belgium. His main research interests lie in the field of transition metal mediated organic and polymer syntheses, and specifically the development of new ruthenium complexes for olefin metathesis, atom transfer radical addition, and atom transfer radical polymerisation. He is the author and coauthor of more than a hundred book chapters and scientific papers.

E-mail: a.demonceau@ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3495

Prof. Lionel Delaude

Lionel Delaude

Lionel Delaude received his Ph.D. from the University of Liège, Belgium, under the supervision of Pierre Laszlo. After postdoctoral research at the University of Ottawa with Howard Alper and at Columbia University with Ronald Breslow, he returned to Liège where he is presently appointed as a Junior Professor within the Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis. His current research interests focus on the design of new ruthenium-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes for catalytic applications.

E-mail: l.delaude@ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3496

Dr. Jean-Christophe Monbaliu

Jean-Christophe Monbaliu

Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow with Christian Stevens at Ghent University, Belgium, before joining the Center for Heterocyclic Compounds headed by Alan Katritzky at the University of Florida. In 2012, he went on to study continuous drug manufacturing in flow reactors at the M.I.T. with Klavs Jensen. In 2013, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Liège where his research interests revolve around organic synthesis and continuous processes (micro and mesofluidics).

E-mail: jc.monbaliu@ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3510

Dr. Tomás F. Beltrán

Tomas F. Beltran

Tomás F. Beltrán was born in 1985 in Castellón, Spain. In 2013, he obtained his Ph.D. from the Jaume I University in Castellón under the supervision of Prof. Rosa Llusar. Since October 2014, he joined the Laboratory of Catalysis as a Marie Curie-BeiPD-COFUND-ULg post-doctoral fellow. His research in Liege focusses on the design of new mono- and dinuclear transition metal complexes containing imidazol(in)ium-2-dithiocarboxylate ligands.

E-mail: tfbeltran@ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3463

Dr. Morgan Hans

Morgan Hans

Morgan Hans was born in 1985 in Malmedy, Belgium. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry in 2007 and his M.Sc. in chemistry in 2009, both from the University of Liège. In 2015, he presented a Ph.D. thesis on the synthesis of new zwitterionic adducts of N-heterocyclic carbenes and their catalytic applications.

E-mail: m.hans@ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3568

Ms. Nelly Tshibalonza Ntumba

Nelly Tshibalonza

Nelly Tshibalonza was born in 1983 in Kinshasa, Congo. She received her diploma degree in Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Kinshasa. She is currently a fellow of the Belgian Technical Cooperation and is preparing a Ph.D. thesis on the development of catalytic methods to enhance the value of renewable raw materials.

E-mail: nel.tshibalonza@student.ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3493

Ms. Alice Ngnendera

Alice Ngendera

Alice Ngendera was born in 1983 in Ndayi, Burundi. She received her Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2010 from the University of Burundi and her Master in 2013 from the University of Liège. She is preparing a doctoral thesis on the synthesis of new ruthenium complexes and their biological and catalytic applications.

E-mail: angendera@student.ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3493

Mr. Mohammed Zain Aldin

Mohammed Zain Aldin

Mohammed Zain Aldin was born in 1980 in Qara, Syria. He graduated in Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Damascus in 2003 and he obtained a Master in Chemical Sciences from the University of Liège in 2012. His doctoral thesis is devoted to the development of new molecular and nanoparticular catalysts based on transition metals for the design of new macromolecular architectures and the preparation of new materials for medicine and emerging technologies.

E-mail: m.zainaldin@student.ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3445

Mr. Kofi Sénam Etse

Kofi Sénam Etse

Koffi Sénam Etse was born in 1983 in Lomé, Togo. After completing a Master in Chemistry with specialization in natural products and essential oils at the University of Lomé, he also obtained a Master in Chemical Sciences from the University of Liège in 2012. Since then, he is preparing a doctoral thesis on the synthesis of new palladium complexes and their applications in biomedicine and for the synthesis of benzothiazole dioxide heterocycles.

E-mail: koffisenam.etse@student.ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3568

Mr. Egide Nkurikiye

Mohammed Zain Aldin

After his Bachelor degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Burundi, Egide Nkurikiye obtained his Master's degree in 2014 from the University of Liège. He is currently enrolled as Ph.D. student and his thesis focusses on the synthesis of new ruthenium complexes and their applications in homogeneous catalysis.

E-mail: enkurikiye@student.ulg.ac.be
Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3445

Former members of the laboratory

Dr. Yannick Borguet

Current affiliation: Post-doctoral fellow at the Texas A&M University, Dallas (TX)

Dr. Xavier Sauvage

Current affiliation: Research scientist at INEOS, Belgium