Dr Andrei Khodakov, CNRS Research Director - P.I. 


After graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Andrei Khodakov obtained his PhD degree in 1991 from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of USSR Academy of Sciences under supervision of Prof. V.B. Kazansky.  In 1992 -1999, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in academic and industrial laboratories in France, UK and USA: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Institut Français du Pétrole, synchrotron LURE, University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of California in Berkeley and SABIC. From 1999, Dr Andrei Y. Khodakov is a researcher of the National Centre for Scientific Research in France. Since 2017, he is a CNRS Senior Research Director in the UCCS-CNRS Laboratory in the University of Lille and Centrale Lille Institute. With a high level of expertise in the field of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, the research of the group of Dr Khodakov has been extended  to the synthesis of platform-molecules, valorization of methane and renewable resources (biomass, carbon dioxide) by thermochemical and photocatalytic processes, in-situ/operando catalyst characterization, new catalyst preparation methods as well as to process intensification.

Dr Robert Wojcieszak, CNRS Researcher 

Dr Mirella Virgnie, Associate Professor

Postdoctoral Researcher (recruitment in progress) 


Dr Vitaly Ordomsky, CNRS Researcher 

Dr M. Ghazzal, Associate Professor, University Paris Sud

Di Hu, PhD student

University of Helsinki

Professor Pedro Camargo - P.I.


Prof. Pedro Camargo was born in Ourinhos-SP (Brazil) in 1981. He received his BS and MS in Chemistry in 2003 and 2005, respectively, both from the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. In 2005, He was a recipient of a Fulbright/Capes Fellowship to pursue his Ph.D. in the USA and joined Professor Younan Xia’s group at the University of Washington (Seattle). In 2007, the Xia group relocated to Washington University in Saint Louis, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2009.  In 2011, he was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of São Paulo. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and to Full Professor in 2018. In February of 2019, he relocated to a Professor position at the University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis of designer nanomaterials for nanocatalysis and plasmonic nanocatalysis. He serves as an Editor of the Journal of Materials Science, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society and the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, as an Editorial Board member for iScience and Nanomaterials, and as an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Dr Jhon Quiroz – University researcher

Dr. Samir Belhout – Postdoctoral Researcher 

Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry


Dr Dorota Rutkowska-Żbik - P.I. 

Dr Renata Tokarz-Sobieraj