ENSCM, National Engineering School of Chemistry, France
M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2009
University of Louisville
Ph. D. Translational Organic Chemistry, 2013
Advisor: Michael H. Nantz
Postdoctoral Associate, 2013–2016
Advisor: Jennifer L. Roizen
Seb grew up in Venezuela, Mexico, and France. While pursuing a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from the National Engineering Graduate School of Chemistry (ENSCM) in Montpellier, France, he started a Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville with Michael H. Nantz in 2008. Together, they expanded the role of the oximation reaction by developing new aminooxy containing reagents for applications in synthesis and quantitative high throughput GC-MS analysis. After graduating in 2013, Seb became a postdoctoral associate at Duke University working with Jennifer L. Roizen. There, he developed new Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling methodologies for the selective functionalization of ortho-halopyridines. In August 2016, Seb will start his independent career at IUPUI as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.