Copéret, Christophe, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Christophe Copéret

Prof. Dr. Christophe Copéret

Lab. für Anorganische Chemie 

HCI  H 229 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Christophe Copéret’s research activities focus on the boundaries of molecular, materials and surface chemistry with the aim of improving our understanding functional materials with applications in catalysis (sustainable chemistry and energy), molecular recognition, image editing and micro-electronics design.

Curriculum Vitae

Christophe Copéret has been Professor of Surface and Interface Chemistry at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, since 2010.

He was born in Belleville, France in 1970.

Christophe Copéret completed his degree in chemistry and chemical technology at the University of Lyon in France in 1992.

He obtained a doctorate from the Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, USA in August 1996 before working as a postdoc for a year under professor K. B. Sharpless at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA. From 1998 to 2002, he was an assistant professor at the University of Lyon. In 2002, he became a professor at the University of Lyon, where he worked for another eight years. From 2008 to 2010, he was Research Director of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). Christophe Copéret has been the editor of the Journal of Catalysis since January 2011.


Since Membership
2010 Member of the Advisory Boards of Catalysis Science & Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry and of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
2009 Member of the Advisory Committee of the ASPECT program of NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie for Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek), Den Haag, Niederlande
2008 Member of the Advisory Board of Dalton Transaction, Royal Society of Chemistry, L


Year Distinction
2008 Thieme Journal Award, Georg-Thieme-Verlag, Deutschland
2005 ”2005 Best Paper Award for a Young Investigator” attributed by the Editorial Board of J. Organometal. Chemistry
2001 Médaille de bronze CNRS (CNRS Young investigator award)
1996 Post-doctoral fellowship “Société de Secours des Amis des Sciences”, Paris, France
1994 “HC Brown award for excellence in organic chemistry research”, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
1993 “Negishi's group research accomplishments award”
1993 “Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship”, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

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Professor Copéret also collaborates with the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) in Rueil-Malmaison, France

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
529-0199-00L Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry 
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