Jennifer Morvan laureate of the ENSCR-René Dabard thesis Prize

This prize is awarded each year to PhD students from France for their thesis work in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering

Awarded by the Endowment Fund of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie of Rennes (ENSCR), this prize aims to reward young researchers whose work, of high scientific quality, has contributed to the progress of scientific knowledge, technological innovation and a better understanding of the social and environmental issues. The evaluation criteria focus on the originality of the fundamental or applied topic, risk-taking at the interfaces of the fields of science and scientific production (publications, patents, prizes).

Jennifer Morvan is laureate of the 2022 first prize.

She studied chemistry at the ENSCR for five years where she specialized in organic synthesis. She graduated with an engineering and master degree in 2018. She then joined the “Organometallics: Material and Catalysis” team (OMC) of the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) for her PhD supervised by Dr Marc Mauduit and Dr Christophe Crévisy. During three years, her work consisted in the development of new ruthenium based complexes for stereoselective olefin metathesis. Synthesized as racemate mixtures, optically pure ruthenium complexes were obtained after chiral resolution by preparative HPLC on chiral stationary phase. These novel catalysts enabled highly enantioselective Ring-Opening Cross-Metathesis and Cross-Metathesis transformations. She also took part to the development of the first Z-selective metathesis in continuous flow mode. She is currently post-doctoral reseacher at the Janssen Pharmaceutica company in Belgium, working on batch and flow electrosynthesis technologies for medicinal chemistry applications.

She would like to thank the ENSCR and Fond de dotation committee and all her co-workers from the ISCR and the ENSCR for their support.

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  • Jennifer Morvan, ENSCR, ISCR - UMR 6226, F-35708 Rennes, France
    morvan [dot] j24atgmail [dot] com


Published March 9, 2023