who we are

Current members

Agnideep DAS, 2nd year PhD student

Agnideep  obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry from Visva-Bharati University, India in 2016 and moved to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, India for a Masters of Science in Chemistry. After completing his M.Sc. in July 2018, he joined the OMECA team at the University of Strasbourg through an IdEx (International Doctoral Program) PhD fellowship. Agnideep is working on the synthesis and characterization and catalytic application of new redox-active ligands and their 3d metal complexes.

Cheriehan HESSIN, 1st year PhD student

Cheriehan was born in Egypt and raised in Paris. She received her B.Sc (2017) and M.Sc (2019) degrees with a specialization in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry from Sorbonne Université in Paris. After a Master internship in the team of Pr. Anna Proust at the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, she joined the group in October 2019 to work on “Biomimetic redox-active earth-abundant metal complexes for synthetic challenges” under the supervision of Pr. Marine Desage-El Murr and Dr. Sylvie Choua. She is passionate about transition metals, their properties, synthetic chemistry, catalysis and loves interdisciplinary projects !

Yufeng REN, 4th year PhD student

working in Paris, co-supervised with Sorbonne Universités

Marie-Julie TILLY, M2 student, co-supervised with BCB team

Marie-Julie is a MSc student in Molecular and Supramolecular chemistry at Strasbourg University. She joined OMECA team in March 2017 for a Bachelor internship, then in March 2018 for Master 1 research project and now for Master 2 internship, in collaboration with BCB team. Marie-Julie is working on the radical trifluoromethylation of proteins with redox-active catalysts under the supervision of Pr. Marine Desage-El Murr and Dr. Laurent Raibaut, from BCB team. She likes pluridisciplinary projects with physics and biology aspects !

Hannah JOBELIUS, Erasmus M2 student

Hannah joined the OMECA lab to do her Master thesis in Chemistry in January 2020. Previously, she had studied in Bonn, Germany, and completed the BSc in Chemistry in 2017. For her Bachelor thesis, she synthesized a verdazyl radical that she investigated by EPR spectroscopy. While continuing her studies, she went abroad for internships in Basel, Switzerland, and Moscow, Russia. Her current project includes the synthesis of a flavin-derived complex that will be analyzed by Raman- and IR- spectroscopy in collaboration with Prof. Hellwig.

Aurélie GUENET, Maître de Conférences

Aurélie Guenet obtained her PhD degree in 2007 from the University of Strasbourg under the supervision of Pr. M. W. Hosseini and Dr. E. Graf, working on the synthesis and study of Sn(II) porphyrins behaving as molecular gates/turnstiles. She then moved to Münster, Germany, for an 18-month post-doctoral stay in the group of Pr. L. De Cola, in the frame of the European Marie-Curie project “Nanomatch”. She was involved in different topics including the synthesis of luminescent Ir(III) complexes and their insertion in zeolite L channels for generating electroluminescent entities as well as the study of luminescent lanthanide complexes. After a one-year post-doctoral stay in the laboratory led by Pr. M. W. Hosseini to develop new molecular turnstiles based on Pt(II) complexes, she joined the group of Pr. B. Hasenknopf at Sorbonne Université, Paris, in 2010, as a post-doctoral fellow, to work on the synthesis of functionalised cyclodextrins for the elaboration of polyrotaxanes thereof for the development of bimodal imaging agents.
In 2011, she was appointed Maitre de Conférences at the University of Strasbourg in the Molecular Tectonic Laboratory. Her research programme focused on the use of chiral-at-metal tris-chelate Ir(III) complexes for the elaboration of homochiral luminescent heterometallic coordination polymers.
In February 2020, she joined the OMECA team where she will focus on the use of 3d metals and introduction of chirality in the associated complexes to develop redox-active supramolecular chiral entities.

Geordie CRESTE, Assistant Ingénieur CNRS

Geordie obtained his “Licence Professionnelle” in Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry in 2013 in Orsay. In 2014, he joined for two years the Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie Pharmacologiques et Toxicologiques (Paris Descartes University) where he devoted himself to the synthesis of phosphorus correctors interacting with a mutated protein involved in cystic fibrosis. In 2016, he was recruited at the Laboratoire d’Électrochimie Moléculaire (Paris Diderot University) for the synthesis of redox-active compounds for the electrochemical detection of the halogen bond and the synthesis of pro-quinones for the ultra-sensitive detection of small molecules of biological interest.

He then joined the CNRS as an Engineer Assistant in 2019 at the Institut de Chimie de Strasbourg. He works for three different teams and is involved in various research subjects including organic and organometallic synthesis, molecular containment and catalysis. While he has a pure organic chemist background, he is happy to put his synthesis skills at the service of other thematics.

Geneviève STOLL, Administrative Officer