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Cantat Research Group


Professional Experience

2009 - present      Associate Researcher, CEA - Saclay, France

2007 - 2009          Post-doctoral Fellow, LANL, NM, USA



PhD. Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France             2007

M. Sc. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France          2004

B. Sc. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France          2003



Dr. Thibault Cantat did his undergraduate studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris from 2001 to 2003 where he studied chemistry and worked in the group of Dr. Anny Jutand and Prof. Christian Amatore. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Mézailles and Prof. Pascal Le Floch at the Ecole Polytechnique in September 2007, working on the theoretical and experimental aspects of new organometallic complexes and their use in catalysis. He is the recipient of the Ecole Polytechnique Best Thesis Award (2008) and the ParisTech Best Thesis Award (2008). T. Cantat was then appointed a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) (from October 2007 to 2009), to work in the groups of Dr. Jaqueline L. Kiplinger (experimental f-element chemistry) and Drs. P. Jeffrey Hay and Enrique R. Batista (theoretical chemistry). He joined the CEA as an Associate Researcher in November 2009 and obtained a starting grant from the ANR the same year.

Awards and Honours

Starting Grant from the ERC                                                                             2013-2018

Grand Prix Scientifique, Fondation Louis D. - ”Institut de France"                          2013

Prix La Recherche, in Chemistry                                                                       2012

R&D 100 Award                                                                                                2012

R&D 100 Award                                                                                                2011

LANL Pollution Prevention Award                                                                      2011

Starting Grant from the ANR                                                                            2009-2012

Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, LANL, NM, USA                                                  2007-2009

ParisTech Best Thesis Award, ParisTech, France                                                2008

Ecole Polytechnique Best Thesis Award, France2008

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France2001-2005