報告題目：Probing the Mechanism of Abnormal N-Heterocyclic Silylene Formation and its Reactivity with CO, Ketene and NO-A DFT Study
報 告 人：Laurent Maron（Universit Paul Sabatier Toulouse，France，Professor）
Laurent Maron：After a PHD in theoretical chemistry in Toulouse and a PhD in theoretical physics in Stockholm, Prof. Laurent Maron made a post-doctoral research project for the Michelin company on the theoretical treatment of the catalysis of lanthanide complexes. After, he got appointed as an assistant professor in physical chemistry in Toulouse where he started his independent research carrier on the theoretical chemistry of element complexes. He got then promoted as a junior member in 2006 and full professor in 2008. He got then involved in the redox chemistry of element for the activation of small molecules, like CO2, through an ERC grant ‘Frontier in Chemistry’ in 2010, field where he’s to date the only one to be able to perform such calculations. Although the element community is rather small, he’s internationally recognized as all the experimental experts and now even main group experts are asking for his expertise when low-valent metal are involved (Science paper under review). Recently, Prof. Laurent Maron started a research project on transactinides and especially Berkelium for which he recently published a research paper in Science and a paper in Nature Chemistry. Meanwhile, he got awarded as an Experienced researcher Humboldt Fellow (2010), a Chinese Academy of Science award (2015) and got visiting professorship in Calgary (2016) and Fudan University (2017), a Humboldt fellowship in 2018. He also received the RSC-SCF award in 2018. Finally, Prof. Laurent Maron got a Chinese Academy of Science award (2019) and was nominated as a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2019.