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.