Jacques Lalevée

Personnal information

Family name, First name: Lalevée, Jacques; Age: 46 years
Researcher unique identifier(s) (ORCID): orcid.org/0000-0001-9297-0335

Date of birth: 01/08/1976
Nationality: French

Web site: www.is2m.uha.fr     

Track record in brief (source web of science)

• Publications in international peer-reviewed journals:  536
• Total number of citations: 16508
• Average citation/article: 27,29
• h-index: 64
• Books: 4


2002 : PhD, University of Haute Alsace/ Department of Photochemistry, France
1999 : Master of Physical Chemistry, University of Nancy/ France



2009 :  Full Professor of Chemistry, Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M) National School of Chemistry/ University of Haute Alsace/ France
2012 - : advisory Board of Polymer Chemistry
2017 - : Associated Editor of “Molecules”
2017 - : Associated Editor of “E-journal of Chemistry”
2018 - : Member of the scientific committee of the company “Tissium”



2004 – 2009 : Associated Professor; National School of Chemistry/ University of Haute Alsace/ France
2002 – 2004 : Post-doc; Department of Physical Chemistry/ University of Stuttgart/ Germany



2011 – 2016 : Distinguished Professor ; Institut Universitaire de France / Paris
2017 : Selected by Macromolecules as a highly prolific authors (only 7 nominates in the world): http://journalstars.acs.org/materials-science-engineering/journal/macromolecules
2014 : National Prize of the French Polymer Society
2013 : Prize Guy Ourisson
2003 : Prize Adrerus – Prize for the best PHDs of the Universities of Strasbourg & Mulhouse.
2009 – Now : Invited professor in different universities (Belgium, Germany, Tunisia, Poland, Turkey, USA, China: Est China University of Science and Technology) with collaborative programs and/or common students (cotutelle PHD)



2006 – 2021 : 8 post-docs/ 18 PHDs/ 25 Master Students // 4 PHDs in cotutelle (Poland, Tunisia, Turkey)


2009 – Now : Full professor in Physical Chemistry (photochemistry, chemical mechanisms, spectroscopies…) (210h/year) – National School of Chemistry/ University of Haute Alsace/ France



2014 : Member of the organization committee EUCHEM 2014 – International Conference on Free radical Chemistry – Prague
2018 : Member of the organization committee EUCHEM 2018 – International Conference on Free radical Chemistry – Marseilles
2017– Now : Organizer of the national formation “photopolymerization for industrial applications” CNRS-entreprise (~10 trainees from industry/year)



2011 – : HEAD of the research group “photopolymerization and photosensitive systems” @IS2M, University of Haute Alsace
2018 – : HEAD of a collaborative project between 9 labs in the region Grand Est/France for the development of 4D printing
2011 – 2016 : Distinguished Professor; Institut Universitaire de France / Paris
2007 – 2010 : Member of the National Committee of University (CNU) / Paris
2011 – 2017 : Member of both Scientific and Lab Councils of IS2M / Mulhouse
2012 – 2016 : Elected member of the Scientific Council of the University of Haute Alsace / Mulhouse
2016 – 2018 : Representative member of IS2M in the doctoral school / Strasbourg
2015 : Member of the evaluation committee for French research labs.
2009 – 2019 : Coordinator of 7 ANR projects; Leader partner in 4 ANR projects; Coordinator of 3 maturation projects with the TTO (SATT Conectus); Coordinators of 3 Carnot MICA projects; 4 Hubert Curien Projects (Tunisia : 2 cotutelles, Belgium, Turkey : 2 cotutelles, Italy); Funding through external (academic) grants: ~1.5 M€
2009 – 2019 : Academic partner for 25 industrial collaborations leading to 23 patents; Funding through external (industrial) grants: ~2 M€
2009 – : Expert for the evaluation of scientific projects for different (national) agencies: France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Singapore, China, Aquitaine Region… (~10 projects/year)


REVIEWING ACTIVITES for top chemistry journals: JACS, ACIE, J. Phys. Chem. A., Macromolecules, Polymer Chem, Chem. Rev, Chem. Comm… (total ~ 40 articles/year)



2012 – : Member of the French Group of Polymer



i) Examples of academic collaborations for the development of new photosensitive systems (associated with publication activity):

 ? Prof. Jianzhang Zhao (University of Dalian –  China); Dr. Pu Xiao (University of Sydney – Australia); ? Prof. Philippe Renaud (Université de Berne – Switzerland) ; ? Prof. Chris Chatgilialoglu (CNR Italy Bologna) ; ? Prof. Keith U. Ingold (Ottawa NRC- Canada) ; ? Dr. Michael Schmitt (Krefeld - Germany) ; ? Prof. Dennis P. Curran (Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA); ? Prof. William Leigh (Department of Chemistry, University of McMaster, Hamilton, Canada); ? Dr. Emmanuel Lacôte, Prof. Louis Fensterbank, Prof. Max Malacria (UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR CNRS 7201) ? Dr. Christophe Detrembleur (Université de Liège – Belgique) ; ? Dr. Davy Louis Versace (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, Thiais) ; ? Prof. Fabrice Goubard (Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces LPPI, EA 2528, Université de Cergy-Pontoise) ; ? Prof. Yuning Li (Department of Chemical Engineering and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology      (WIN), University of Waterloo, Canada) ;  ? Dr. Nicolas Blanchard (Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 7509,  ECPM, Université de Strasbourg) ; ? Dr. Didier Gigmes, Dr. Frederic Dumur, Prof. Denis Bertin (Institut de Chimie Radicalaire ICR, UMR CNRS 7273, Université d’Aix-Marseille) ; ?  Prof. Raphael Schneider (ENSIC, Université de Lorraine, Nancy); ?  Dr. Sami Lakhdar (ENSICaen) …


ii) Examples of industrial collaborations (total = 25 for the period) (leading to 23 patents):

 ? Dentsply Sirona (Germany); ? Hilti (Germany); ? Siegwerk (Switzerland); ? Lambson (England); ? Photocentric (England); ? Pepsi-Co (USA); ? Arkema (France); ? PhotonPolymers (France), ? Tissium (France); ? 3DCeram (France) …

Funding through industrial collaborations: ~2 M€

Detailed Track record of Prof. Jacques Lalevée (Age: 46 years)

After studying Physical Chemistry at the University of Nancy (now University of Lorraine), Prof. J. Lalevée received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Jean Pierre Fouassier from Mulhouse in 2002. After ap proximately two-years of postdoctoral research with Prof. Gerd Kothe (Germany), he joined the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse (ENSCMu)” in September, 2004. He was promoted to full professor in September, 2009. Since 2011, Jacques has been a Professor at the “Institut Universitaire de France (IUF-Paris)”. His current research interests encompass the design of new (photo)polymerization initiating systems and new polymers, as well as mechanistic elucidation in polymer chemistry. He has published ~495 high level peer-reviewed papers with an H-index of 57. Prof. Lalevée leads the CRM research group (CNRS-IS2M). In 2017, Prof. Lalevée was selected by the American Chemical Society in Macromolecules as a highly prolific author (only 7 nominates in the world). The CRM Group area of expertise is in photochemical reactivity, radical processes, photopolymerization reactions and 3D printing. My group is particularly well known for the proposal of new photoinitiating systems and has collaborated with 25 industrial partners for various applications in various fields involving photopolymerization reactions as eco-friendly process (low migration inks, medical applications, chemical sealant, composites, food, colour stability in windows, etc.). More recently, new recycling strategies based on the photoactivation of polymers were developed and reported (publication in Adv. Fun. Mater., 2 patents with SATT Conectus, new technology reported in Usine Nouvelle, Les Echos…).


Scientific Track Record (source: web of science)

Publications in refereed journals 536 (2000-2022)
Publications in proceedings 32
Total number of citations 16508 (2000-2022)
Average citation/article 27,29
h-index 64 (2000-2022)
Patents 23
Number of PhD theses supervised 18 (2006-2021)
Funding through external grants ~3.5 M€ (2011-2021)
Invited international conferences 65

10 Selected publications (main author)

  • J. Lalevée, S. Telitel, M-A. Tehfe, J-P. Fouassier, D.P. Curran, E. Lacôte, NHC-Boranes Accelerate Type I Radical Photopolymerizations and overcome Oxygen Inhibition, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 124, 6060-6063; Highlighted in Synfacts 2012,8(9) 0963.
  • X. Pan, E. Lacôte, J. Lalevée, D.P. Curran, Polarity Reversal Catalysis in Radical Reductions of Halides by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 5669-5674.
  • S. Telitel, A-L. Vallet, S. Schweizer, B. Delpech, N. Blanchard, F. Morlet-Savary, B. Graff, D.P. Curran, M. Robert, E. Lacôte, J. Lalevée, Formation of NHC-Boryl Radicals through Electrochemical and Photochemical Cleavage of the B–S bond in N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Boryl Sulfides J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 16938–16947.
  • P. Xiao, J. Zhang, F. Dumur, M.A. Tehfe, F. Morlet-Savary, B. Graff, D. Gigmes, J.P. Fouassier, J. Lalevée, Visible light sensitive photoinitiating systems: Recent progress in cationic and radical photopolymerization reactions under soft conditions, Progress in Polymer Science, 2015, 41, 32-66.
  • F. Le?Quéméner, D. Subervie, F. Morlet-Savary, J. Lalevée, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, E. Lacôte, Visible-Light Emulsion Photopolymerization of Styrene, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 957–961
  • AH. Bonardi, F. Dumur, TM Grant, G. Noirbent, D. Gigmes, BH. Lessard, JP. Fouassier, J. Lalevee, High Performance Near-Infrared (NIR) Photoinitiating Systems Operating under Low Light Intensity and in the Presence of Oxygen, Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 1314-1324 ; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b0005
  • D. Subervie, B. Graff, S. Nerkar, DP. Curran, E. Lacote, J. Lalevee, Difluorination at Boron Leads to the First Electrophilic Ligated Boryl Radical (NHC-BF2°), Angew.Chem. Int.Ed., 2018, 57, 10251–10256; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806476
  • P. Garra, A. Caron, A. Al Mousawi, B. Graff, F. Morlet-Savary, C. Dietlin, Y. Yagci, JP. Fouassier, J. Lalevee,
    Photochemical, Thermal Free Radical and Cationic Polymerizations Promoted by Charge Transfer Complexes: Simple Strategy for the Fabrication of Thick Composites, Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 7872−7880; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01596
  • P. Garra, C. Dietlin, F. Morlet-Savary, F. Dumur, D. Gigmes, JP. Fouassier, J. Lalevee,
    Redox two-component initiated free radical and cationic polymerizations: Concepts, reactions and applications  Prog. Polym. Sci., 2019, 94, 33-56.
  • V. Launay, A. Caron, G. Noirbent, D. Gigmes, F. Dumur, J. Lalevee, NIR organic dyes as innovative tools for reprocessing/recycling of plastics: benefits of the photothermal. Activation in the Near-Infrared Range. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31(7), 2006324.

Selected examples of Patents (total = 23 on the period)

  1. N Blanchard, A Stevenin, M Lafage, J Lalevee, E Pouget, JM Frances,
    WO2014096719-FR3000068A1 - 26/06/2014
  2. J Klee, M Maier, J Lalevee, JP Fouassier, F Morlet-Savary,
    EP2870956A1-WO2015067815 - 14/05/2015
  3. J Lalevee, P Xiao, D Gigmes, F Dumur,
    WO2015132295-EP2915822A1 - 11/09/2015
  4. J Klee, M Maier, J Lalevee, CP Fik, JP Fouassier, F Morlet-Savary, C Dietlin,
    "Dental composition comprising polymn. initiator arom. tertiary phosphine compd."
    WO 2016156363 A1 20161006
  5. J Klee, F Szillat, M Maier, H Ritter, J Lalevee, JP Fouassier, F Morlet-Savary, C Dietlin, M Bouzrati-Zerelli, CP Fik,
    "Dental composition comprising polymn. initiator system with acylsilyl-or acylgermanyl-group containing compd. ", WO 2017060527 A1 20170413

Books (Written (2), Edited (2))

Prof. J. Lalevée has published four books and also contributed to 15 chapters in different other books. The written books are given below:

  • Lalevée, J., Fouassier, J.-P.; Photoinitiators: Structures, Reactivity and Applications in Polymerization; Wiley Weinhein 2021.
  • Lalevée, J., Fouassier, J.-P.; Photopolymerization Initiating Systems, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 2018.
  • Lalevée, J., Fouassier, J.-P.; Dyes and Chromophores in Polymer Science, Wiley-ISTE, London 2015.
  • Fouassier, J.-P.; Lalevée, J., Photoinitiators for Polymer Synthesis-Scope, Reactivity, and Efficiency. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH: 2012.

Inspiring Younger Researchers

The last 10 years, Prof. J. Lalevée has supervised 18 PhD students in high value fields (3D printing, functional coatings, medical devices: chirurgical sealant, dental materials...) ensuring fast and easy insertion in academic or industrial jobs (full employment).

Invited presentations

Prof. Jacques Lalevée was regularly invited to present his work on specific topics such as photopolymerization and photosensitive systems (65 invited lectures on the period). Prof. Jacques Lalevée has given invited lectures in many well established events of these fields: European Polymer Federation, Macro Congress, IUPAC… A large number of invited conferences in international industry can also be noted (~ 10 / year; total ~120).