Professor Claude Piguet
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Geneva, 30 quai E. Ansermet, CH-1211 Geneva 4,
Phone: (41 22) 379 60 34, FAX: (41 22) 379 68 30, Email@CP
Claude Piguet was born in Geneva in 1961. He studied chemistry at the University of Geneva and obtained his PhD thesis with felicitations in 1989 in the field of biomimetic copper-dioxygen complexes. He pursued his formation as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. J.-M. Lehn (University of Strasbourg, 1989-1990) and then collaborated as Maître-assistant with Prof. A. F. Williams (University of Geneva, 1990-1994) and Prof. J.-C. G. Bünzli (University of Lausanne, 1995). In 1995, he received the Werner Medal of the Swiss Chemical Society for his research in the field of Supramolecular Chemistry of d- and f-block metal ions. Recipient of the Werner grant for the project 'Toward Organized Luminescent Materials' and Lecturer at the University of Geneva (1995-1998), he was nominated full professor in Inorganic Chemistry in 1999. His research interests and topics include the design of controlled self-assembled supramolecular complexes with d-block and f-block metal ions, the development of functional lanthanide probes and sensors, the preparation of lanthanide-containing metallomesogens and the application of paramagnetic NMR for characterizing co-ordination complexes in solution.