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Vincent Artero

CEA Research Director - Group Leader

Vincent Artero was born in 1973. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm; D/S 93) and of the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6). He received the Ph.D. degree in 2000 under the supervision of Prof. A. Proust. His doctoral work dealt with organometallic derivatives of polyoxometalates. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Aachen (Aix la Chapelle) with Prof. U. Kölle, he joined in 2001 the group of Prof. M. Fontecave in Grenoble with a junior scientist position in the Life  Science Division of CEA. In 2016, he became Research Director at CEA. In addition to the SolHyCat group, he now leads the Laboratory of Chemistry and Biology of Metals. His research interests are in bio-inspired chemistry including catalysis related to hydrogen energy and artificial photosynthesis.


Vincent Artero has been  granted with a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC, photocatH2ode project 2012-2017). He acted as vice-chair of the COST Action CM1202 on supramolecular water splitting (2012-2016) and as co-head of the French network (CNRS-Groupement de recherche) on Solar Fuels (2026-2020). He's a member of the Young academy of Europe (YAE). He currently chairs the board of management of the ARCANE Excellence Laboratory Network  (LABEX) for bio-driven chemistry in Grenoble.  Vincent Artero is associate editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry  flagship journal "Chemical Science".

Vincent Artero received the 2011 "Grand Prix Mergier-Bourdeix de l'Académie des Sciences", the 2018 "Prix Forscheurs Jean-Marie Lehn" and the 2018 "Prix du Chercheur Confirmé" of the Physical Chemistry Division  of The French Chemical Society (SCF) and the French Physical Society (SFP)

Selected Publications:

Molecular cobalt complexes with pendant amines for selective electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to formate

S. Roy, B. Sharma, J. Pécaut, P.  Simon, M. Fontecave, P. D. Tran, E. Derat, V. Artero*

J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2017, 139, 3685-96.


Covalent Design for Dye-Sensitized H2-evolving Photocathodes based on a Cobalt Diimine-Dioxime Catalyst  FREE ACCESS

 N. Kaeffer, J. Massin, C. Lebrun, O.  Renault, M.  Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12308−12311

Nickel centred proton reduction catalysis in a model of [NiFe] Hydrogenase

D. Brazzolotto, M. Gennari, T. R. Simmons, J. Pécaut, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, N. Queyriaux, M. Orio, V. Artero* C Duboc*

Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 1054-1060

H2-evolving amorphous molybdenum catalyst is a coordination polymer based on disulfide-bridged {Mo3S11} clusters

P. D. Tran,* T. V. Tran, M. Orio, S. Torelli, Q. D. Truong, K. Nayuki, Y. Sasaki, S. Y. Chiam, R. Yi, I. Honma, J. Barber, V. Artero,*

Nature Materials, 2016,15, 640-647

Bio-inspired Noble Metal-Free Nanomaterials Approaching Platinum Performances for H2 Evolution and Uptake

T. N. Huan, R. T. Jane, A. Benayad, L. Guetaz, P. D. Tran, V. Artero*

Energy Environ. Sci. 2016, 9, 940-947.

Biomimetic assembly and activation of [FeFe]-hydrogenases

G. Berggren, A. Adamska, C. Lambertz, T.R. Simmons, J. Esselborn, M. Atta, S. Gambarelli, J.M. Mouesca, E. Reijerse, W. Lubitz,  T. Happe, V. Artero and M. Fontecave

Nature, 2013, 499, 66-69

From hydrogenases to noble metal-free catalytic nanomaterials for H2 production and uptake

​A. Le Gff, V. Artero, B. Jousselme, P.D. Tran , N. Guillet, R. Métayé, A. Fihri, S. Palacin and M. Fontecave
Science, 2009, 326, 1384-1387


Cobaloxime-based photocatalytic devices for hydrogen production

​A. Fihri,V.  Artero, M. Razavet, C. Baffert, W. Leibl and M. Fontecave
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 564-567

Proton electroreduction catalyzed by cobaloximes: Functional models of hydrogenases

M. Razavet, V. Artero and M. Fontecave

Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 44, 4786–4795

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