Sylviane Sabo-Etienne

Sylviane Sabo-Etienne is CNRS Research Director at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination in Toulouse, France.

In the past few years she has received the following awards: the 2010 RSC Frankland award, the Glenn T Seaborg Memorial Lecturer UC-Berkeley award, and the 2014 award of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society.

Her broad research interests encompass coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis with a specific focus on transition metal complexes displaying H-H, B-H, Si-H, and C-H bonding modes via agostic and/or sigma interactions.

Small molecule activation, and hydrogen transfer processes are areas under active pursuit with structure- activity relationships, and the mechanism of the catalytic reactions being integral components of the different projects.

Vice president – the European Alliance for Subject-Specific and Professional Accreditation and Quality Assurance.

Co-ordinator of approximately twenty national and European projects on conservation science and on educational issues projects – COST; Culture 2000; Euromed Heritage II; Tempus; Lifelong Learning Programme; Hellenic Framework Programme on Development.