CV G. Masson

CNRS research director DR1, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
2014-2020 CNRS research director DR2, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
2010-2014 CNRS Researcher 1st class (CR2, Tenure), Research Associate, ICSN.
2010 Habilitation, University Paris XI, Orsay, France.
2005-2010 CNRS Researcher 2nd class (CR2, Tenure), Research Associate, ICSN.
2003-2005 Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Prof. H. Hiemstra and Prof. J. van Maarseven, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2000-2003 PhD thesis with Dr. S. Py and Prof. Y. Vallée, Joseph Fourier University Grenoble, France. Financed by a grant from the French Ministry of Research and Education.
1999-2000 Master’s degree with Prof P. Compain and Prof O. Martin, University of Orléans, Paris V, and Paris XI, France.
1996-1999 BSc (organic chemistry), University of Orléans, France.

Synthetic organic chemistry

Development of new synthetic methods based on organocatalysis and photoredox catalysis

Stereoselective synthesis of biologically active natural and unnatural products

104 Articles Citation, September, 2019 (articles found: 84): h-index: 39 (ISI Web of Knowledge).
8 Book Chapters
60 Invited oral presentations in international conferences
80 Invited oral presentations in institutions and industries

Prof Pierre Eudebert
Dr Clémence Allain
Prof Vincent Gandon
Dr Emmanuel Magnier
Prof Anke Krueger
Dr Xavier Moreau
Dr Giovanni Maestri

2019 J.-M. Lehn prize from the French Organic Chemistry Division
2017 Novacap Prize of the French Académie des Sciences Award
2016 Liebig Lectureship of the German Chemical Society
2016 Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
2016 ISHC Lecture Award at the 27th European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry
2015 ChemComm Emerging Investigators Issue 2015
2013 CNRS bronze medal, from CNRS
2011 Diverchim Prize in Synthetic Chemistry from the French Organic Chemistry Division
2011 ACS Young Investigators Symposium, ACS meeting, Denver, USA

  • Professional activities

2019 to present    Associate Editor, Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS)
2019                       Guest editor ChemPhotoChem (Wiley for special issue in photoredox catalysis)
2019 to present    Editorial Advisory Boards, European Journal of Organic Chemistry (Wiley)
2018 to present    Board of Reviewing Editors, Science (AAAS)
2018 to present    Editor for the 4th edition of Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry (CHEC IV)
2016 to present    Editorial Advisory Board Member, Organic Letters (ACS)
2016 to present    Editorial Board Members, Organic Biomolecular Chemistry (RSC )
2015 to present    Editor-in-Chief of ISTE Open Science Journal : Organocatalysis field

  • Institute services

2015 to present     Member of executive committee of ICSN
                                 Head of the Department of Organic Synthesis and Catalytic Methods at ICSN
                                 Member of the scientific committee of PCAS (Chemical industry)
2018 to present     Organizer of the Conference at ICSN
2015 to 2019          President of SCF-IDF (French Chemical Society of “Ile de France)”
2012 – 2014           Scientific advisor of the Department of Organic Synthesis and Catalytic Methods
                                 Elected Council Member of Laboratory at ICSN
2011 – 2015            Organizer of the Conference at ICSN
2011 – 2015            Member of the COST Action Organocatalysis CM0905
2011 to present     Member of Laboratory of Excellence Labex CHARMMMAT
2011 – 2012            Nominated Council Member of Laboratory at ICSN

2015 to present   2nd level Master’s course at Ecole Polytechnique: Modern Catalysis
2015 to present   2nd level Master’s course University Paris Sud: Multicomponent reactions
2015                      2nd level Master’s course ENSCP-Chimie ParisTech : Brønsted Acid Catalysis
2011 – 2016         Lectures at PhD levels at the universities and industries on the topic of Multicomponent reactions, Organocatalysis and Photocatalysis
2000 – 2003        Tutorial and practical courses (synthetic organic chemistry and kinetic courses at the BSc and MSc levels) University of Grenoble

CNRS Research Associate DR1
(ORCID, ResearchGate)

Deputy Editor, ACS Organic & Inorganic Au

Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry


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