Tatiana Besset

Dr. Tatiana BESSET
Associate CNRS Researcher (CR1)

INSA, Université de Rouen
1 rue Tesnière
76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex, France.
Tel.: + 33 (0)2 35 52 24 03



Dr. Tatiana Besset was educated in chemistry at the University of Grenoble (France) in the group of Dr. Andrew E. Greene, where she obtained her doctoral degree in 2009. She then moved to the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Frank Glorius (Rh C-H bond activation). In 2011, she joined the group of Prof. Joost N. H. Reek at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), as a postdoctoral fellow in collaboration with the Eastman company where she was working on supramolecular encapsulated rhodium catalysts for branched selective hydroformylation of alkenes. Since October 2012, she is working as a CNRS Researcher (Chargée de Recherche CNRS) in the “Fluorinated Biomolecules Synthesis” group of Prof. Pannecoucke (UMR 6014, Rouen University and INSA Rouen, France). In 2017, she received an ERC Starting Grant. Tatiana defended her habilitation in January 2018 and received the Bronze medal of the CNRS (Young Investigator Award). In July 2018, she won the Jean-Pierre Sauvage Prize. Her research focuses on the transition metal-catalyzed C–H activation and the development of new strategies for the synthesis of fluorinated building blocks.

Last News

  • Tatiana is the recipient of the ERC Starting Grant 2017, September 6th 2017.
    • Welcome to new students in our group: Mélissa Gao, Fabien Petit-Cancelier, Louise Ruyet & Dr. Vijay Koshti!
    • The project “FarCatCH” has been awarded. Warm thanks to the laboratory COBRA, CNRS, INC-CNRS, INSA Rouen, Rouen University and Normandie University.  
    • Open PhD positions and post-doctoral positions are available. If you are interested, please contact: