Group Picture in June 2012

Current members of the laboratory

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 fellowships at the University of Ottawa with Howard Alper, at Columbia University in the City of New York with Ronald Breslow, and at the University of Wales in Swansea with Keith Smith, he returned to Liège where he is presently appointed as a Professor of Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis. His current research interests focus on the design of new transition metal complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands or zwitterions derived thereof for developing catalytic applications in organic synthesis.


Telephone: +32 (0)4 366-3496

Mr. François Mazars

François Mazars

François Mazars was born in 1995 in Rodez, France. He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) in 2016 and a Master degree in Green Chemistry from the same university two years later. Since 2018, he is a teaching assistant at the University of Liège and he is preparing a doctoral thesis on the synthesis and catalytic applications of organometallic complexes bearing ligands derived from caffeine and theophylline.


Ms. Thais Regina Cruz

Thais Regina Cruz

Thais Regina Cruz is a Brazilian citizen from the São Paulo state who was born in 1993. After graduating in chemistry, she started a Ph.D. thesis in 2020 at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Presidente Prudente under the supervision of Prof. Valdemiro Carvalho, Jr. Then in 2022, she joined the Laboratory of Catalysis for a ten-month doctoral internship focused on the synthesis of heterobimetallic ruthenium(II)/palladium(II) complexes and their use in dual catalysis of cross-coupling and polymerization reactions.


Mr. Jerwin Jay Taping

Jerwin Jay Taping

Jerwin Jay Taping was born in 1994 in Davao City, Philippines. In 2016, he graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Philippines then, in 2021, he moved overseas to enroll in an Erasmus Mundus Master in Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering (FAME+). After a year of study at Grenoble INP in France, he joined the University of Liege in 2022-2023. His master thesis focuses on the catalysis of olefin metathesis reactions with ruthenium and iridium complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene or olefin ligands.


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 synthesis, characterization, and applications of ruthenium(II) and copper(I) complexes bearing 1,1-dithiolate ligands.


Former members of the laboratory

Prof. Albert Demonceau

Albert Demonceau

Albert Demonceau is an Honorary Professor at the University of Liege and former Head of the Labboratory of Catalysis. His main research interests lied 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.


Dr. Tomás F. Beltrán

Dr. Yannick Borguet

Current affiliation: Chemist at the Almac Group, Northern Ireland (UK)

Dr. Kofi Sénam Etse

Current affiliation: QC Tech Transfer Specialist, Capgemini Engineering, Belgium

Dr. Morgan Hans

Current affiliation: R&D Manager at Biocidal Alternative Solutions, Belgium

Dr. Xavier Sauvage

Current affiliation: Catalyst Technologist at INEOS, Belgium