Jean‑Marie Lehn


Jean-Marie Lehn became Professor of Chemistry in 1970 at  Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg and then (1979-2010) at the Collège de France in Paris. He is presently Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS). He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his studies on “molecular recognition".

His work led him to define a new field, “supramolecular chemistry”, dealing with the assemblies of chemical species. It developed into the chemistry of "self-organization" processes and "adaptive chemistry". Author of over 950 publications, Lehn is member of many institutions and received numerous international honours and awards.