June 23th 2011
Mr. Mir Wais HOSSEINI, member of our network, received the CNRS Silver Medal on June 23, 2011.
The Silver Medal distinguishes a researcher for the originality, the quality and the importance of its work, recognized on the national and international level.
Mir Wais Hosseini was born in 1955 in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 1972 he moved to Strasbourg. He was mainly educated at the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg where he obtained his PhD degree in 1983 working with Jean-Marie Lehn. In 1981 he joined the French National Research Centre as a permanent member. After a postdoctoral fellowship spent in 1985 with Kenneth Raymond at Berkeley, he returned to Strasbourg where he continued to work with Jean-Marie Lehn. In 1990 he was appointed as a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Université Louis Pasteur. In 1992 he was nominated for a period of five years at the Institut Universitaire de France. He was invited Professor at the University of Western Australia at Perth, University of Geneva, The Institut of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsoukuba, Japan and University of Tokyo. His main research interests are in the area of molecular architectures in Chemistry, Biology and Physics and range from molecular receptors and catalysts to molecular networks and molecular materials. He is also the deputy Director of the FRC.