Pascale V. CROCHET
Pascale V. CROCHET, born in Avranches (France), studied Chemistry at the University of Rennes I (France) and obtained her PhD in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. P. H. Dixneuf and Dr. B. Demerseman. During this period, she designed new ß-keto-phosphine ligands and studied their coordination onto different ruthenium organometallic fragments. In October 1996, she incorporated the research group of Prof. M. A. Esteruelas (University of Zaragoza, Spain). During a two-year stay funded by the "Spanish Ministry of Science and Education", she explored new types of substrate activations promoted by cyclopentadienyl-osmium derivatives. In September 1998, she moved to the "National High School of Physics and Chemistry" of Bordeaux (France), where she worked, one year, as Assistant Professor and joined the research group of Dr. R. Lapouyade in the "Laboratory of Chemical Analyses through Molecular Recognition". Here, she developed new synthetic routes to fluoroionophores and applied them for calcium titration. At the end of 1999, she finally incorporated the University of Oviedo (Spain), first as hired researcher (1999-2000), then as Ramón y Cajal researcher (2001-2006) and as Assistant Professor (2006-2010). Actually, she is Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
Her current research interests deal with the design and synthetic applications of organometallic complexes, with a particular focus on water-soluble ruthenium catalysts. She is co-author of 7 book chapters and more than 70 publications in international journals.
Personal web sitel: http://www.unioviedo.es/comorca