Lionel PERRIN received his Ph.D. in 2004 from Université Montpellier (Odile Eisenstein and Laurent Maron directors) and joined the CNRS in 2005. Since 2013, he is group leader of a group entitled Interface Theory Experiment: Mechanism and Modeling (ITEMM) at Université Lyon I. His research focuses on the interplay between experiments and theory in polymerization and multistep organic reactions catalyzed by organometallic species.
Pierre-Adrien PAYARD completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Ecole normale supérieure Paris-Saclay and passed the Agrégation de Chimie in 2016. He carried his PhD at Ecole normale supérieure under the joint supervision of Dr Laurence Grimaud and Dr Marc Pera-Titus focusing on mechanistic studies of metal-catalyzed reactions. In 2019, he joined the team of Prof Christophe Copéret at ETH Zürich as a postdoctoral researcher before starting this year his independent career as associate professor at the University of Lyon. His current research is dedicated to experimental and computational studies of reactions mechanisms aiming at solving catalytic limitation encountered by synthetic chemists.