Discover what makes us unique

We use our modern, hands-on research approach in our quest to pioneer surprising new chemistry.

We are especially passionate about sustainable catalysis, green synthesis and the main group elements,
in addition to our many other interests!

Creatively Designed

Our passion is to create new paradigms in chemistry.
We seek out visionary ideas and out-of-the-box thinking to fuel our research endeavors.

Computationally Validated

We use computational tools to predict the outcome of our ideas and to accelerate our understanding.
We can confidently identify targets and predict what will work.

Chemically Implemented

Guided by computations, our state-of-the-art experimental work operates at maximized efficiency.
In the lab, we take our validated idea to the next level.

Discover our Exciting Projects!

Visit our Research Page to get a glimpse of the problems we are currently tackling.

Meet the PI

Prof. Marc-André Légaré was born in Morges, Switzerland, and grew up in Quebec City, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree from Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, in 2015, advised by Prof. Frédéric-Georges Fontaine. He subsequently took up a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship in the group of Prof. Holger Braunschweig at the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, in Germany.

Marc-André is the author of over 30 publications and two patents, including three papers as first author in the prestigious journal Science. His accomplishments include the development of metal-free C-H activation protocols and pioneering the field of main group dinitrogen chemistry.

He has received a number of awards, including the Star Student-Researcher Award from the Fond de Recherche Québécois and the CAS Future Leader Award. He has been Assistant Professor of Green Chemistry at McGill University since 2020.

Meet the Team

These incredible people will make chemistry come alive.

Interested to join? Contact us!

Gabriella Morin

Ph.D. Student

Gabriella obtained her Bachelor's in Physics and Chemistry from McGill University. She is interested in the interface of both fields, for instance, using quantum mechanics to elucidate fundamental aspects of chemical reactivity. When not in the lab, she is either training for her next marathon, or training at her favourite rock-climbing gym.

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