Alain H. Fuchs#


Email:alain.fuchs 'at' cnrs-dir.fr
Membership Number:2968
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:afuchs
Homepage: http://www.chimie-paristech.fr/molsim/staff/Fuchs/index.en.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present Executive President of C.N.R.S (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • 2006-2010 Head of Chimie ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris), and Professor at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
  • 1999-2005 Director (and founder) of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory (Laboratoire de Chimie Physique), and Professor at Université Paris-Sud, Orsay
  • 1997-99 Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux Amorphes, Université de Paris-Sud
  • Member of the board of Directors of the International Adsorption Society
  • 2004-2008 President of the physical chemistry evaluation committee, of CNRS (section 13, Comité national de la recherche scientifique)
  • 1998-2001 President of the French national committee for the recruitment of chemistry professors (agrégation externe de chimie)
  • President of the physical chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society (Société Chimique de France)
  • 1991-1997 Research Director, CNRS
  • 2000 Invited Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 1984-85 Short-term visitor: Imperial College London, Technische Universität Berlin, University of Edinburgh, North Carolina State University, University of California Los Angeles
  • Post-Doctoral research associate, University of Edinburgh


Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical chemistry


Honours and Awards
  • 1983: PhD in physical chemistry, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  • 1975: Chemical engineer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Chevalier des Palmes Académiques
  • Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur


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