The progress of mankind is due exclusively to the progress of natural sciences, not to morals, religion or philosophy.

Justus von Liebig, 1866



OCS-2009    |    GEOHET-2011


Prof. Laurent el Kaim

ENSTA ParisTech
Unité Chimie et Procédés
UMR 7652
DCSO (Polytechnique) — ENSTA ParisTech
828 boulevard des Maréchaux
91 762 Palaiseau Cedex
Tél. 33 (0)1 81 87 20 20
Fax 33 (0)1 81 87 20 29
Bureau R623 




I was born in France in 1964. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Professor Samir Zard at the École Polytechnique, working on fluorine and alkyne chemistry. In 1993, I started a research group at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech), in Paris. I got my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2001.


We are currently developing new methodologies in organic chemistry. Our research focuses on the development of multicomponent reactions and heterocyclic chemistry involving mainly isocyanides and hydrazones. We have developed various projects in organometallic chemistry as well — metatheses, palladium or copper-catalyzed processes...

  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Hydrazone chemistry
  • Isocyanide chemistry
  • Multicomponent reaction
  • Self-assemblies
  • Polymers