Université de Strasbourg

Clément Sanchez

Chair of Chemistry of Ultradivided Matter (2019-2023)

Clément SanchezClément Sanchez obtained an engineering degree at the National Chemical Engineering Institute in Paris (ENSCP/Chimie ParisTech) in 1978 and a PhD in physical chemistry at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC-Paris 6) in 1981. His post-doctoral work was carried out at the University of California, Berkeley (USA). From 1982-2011, Clément Sanchez worked as researcher and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) studying ”soft chemistry” strategies to synthesise hybrid nanomaterials. He was furthermore Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique (1991-2003) and director of the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Paris (LCMCP) at UPMC (1999-2013). He was Professor and Chair of Chemistry of Hybrid Materials at the Collège de France (2011-2020).

Professor Sanchez specialises in the field of nanochemistry and the physical properties of nanostructured porous and non-porous transition metal oxide based gels, and porous and non-porous hybrid organic inorganic materials shaped as monoliths, microspheres and films. He has published widely and has organised numerous international meetings associated with the field of soft-chemistry, hybrid materials and related bio-aspects. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards.


  • 21 December 2022: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Aveiro (Portugal).
  • 16 March 2023: 2022 LELOIR Award in the natural sciences, granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT) of Argentina.
  • 20 March 2023: Honorary doctorate degree from the National University of General San Martín (UNSAM) in Argentina.
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