Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Laboratoire de Chimie des Procédés et des Substances Naturelles- LCPSN

Antoine Fadel

Directeur de Recherche
LSOM - ICMMO - Bât 420
Université Paris Sud
15, rue Georges Clemenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex

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Antoine Fadel was born and grew up in Beirut (Lebanon). He obtained his "Diploma in Chemistry" at the Lebanese University of Beirut graduating with first Class Honorus in 1975. He then moved to France where under the quidance of Prof. J.M. Conia, he received his Ph. D. in 1980. And under the Direction of Prof. Conia and Dr J. Salaün, he received his "Doctorat d'Etat" in 1983 at the University of Paris-Sud (Orsay) working on "Rearrangement and reactivity of cyclopropanol, cyclobutanol and cycloaddition [2+2] with cyclobutene". In 1980 he took up a research position as "Attaché de recherche" in the CNRS, and he joined in 1983-1984 the group of Dr J. Salaün where he studied " ring enlargement induced by FeCl3 dispersed on silica gel". In 1984 was promoted to "Chargé de recherche" in CNRS. Then his Post-doctoral research spent at Polytechnic High School of Zürich (ETH) with Prof. D. Seebach, where he was the pioneer for the development of the self-reproduction of the chiral center of amino acids from oxazolidinones. In 1985 he then return to Orsay with Dr. J. Salaün until 1990. And in 1991 he constituted his own research group, and became Research Director in 2001 in the CNRS at The "Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay (I.C.M.M.O.) from the University Paris-Sud.

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