I am a CNRS Senior Researcher (directeur de recherche) at Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, a joint CNRS / Chimie ParisTech research institute, in the Organometallic Chemistry and Polymerization Catalysis team.
I am also Professeur Attaché at École normale supérieure / PSL University: this is a joint professorship position.
My research group is centered mainly on molecular simulation at various scales, covering first principles methods (quantum chemistry calculations, ab initio molecular dynamics), classical methods (force field-based molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo), and mesoscopic modeling. My interests lie in the physical and chemical properties of porous materials, and in particular in the adsorption of fluids and the behavior of nano-confined phases.
- Publication profiles: Google Scholar and ORCID
- Software: Github profile and group repositories
- Twitter account: day-to-day life in academia, ranting, etc.
- 🦣 Mastodon account
- Phone: +33 1 85 78 42 62
Resume in brief
- Since 2019: CNRS Senior Researcher (directeur de recherche), at Chimie ParisTech / PSL University
- Since 2019: Professeur Attaché at École normale supérieure / PSL University
- 2013: Habilitation (French habilitation à diriger les recherches)
- 2008–2019: CNRS Researcher (chargé de recherche), at Chimie ParisTech / PSL University
- 2007–2008: Post-doctoral researcher, University College London (Catlow group)
- 2004–2007: PhD student, Université Paris-Sud
Full CV & publications
- Curriculum vitae in English and in French
- List of publications (download full list as PDF)
Writing & web presence
- “The bridge survival game in Squid Game”, E. A. Henle, N. Gantzler, F.-X. Coudert and C. M. Simon, Chalkdust, 2022, 15, 10–17.
- “The rise of preprints in chemistry”, Nature Chemistry, 2020
- “Charting a course for chemistry”, Nature Chemistry, 2019
- Le règne des matériaux poreux sur mesure, 🇫🇷 magazine La Recherche, 2018
- “Strontium's scarlet sparkles”, Nature Chemistry 2015
- “Setting the record straight”, an opinion piece in Chemistry World (March 2015 issue)
- “This Study is Intentionally Left Blank — A systematic literature review of blank pages in academic publishing”, published in the Annals of Improbable Research (2015)