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Guy Bertrand

Class of 2022-2023

Guy Bertrand

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California San Diego
Director, UCSD/CNRS Joint Research Chemistry Laboratory

Guy Bertrand, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, and director, UCSD/CNRS Joint Research Chemistry Laboratory. He is known for the discovery of stable carbenes—divalent carbon species. Bertrand is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europea and the French Academy of Technology. Bertrand has received the Senior Humboldt Research Award Reinvitation, the Grand Prix Le Bel of the French Chemical Society, the Sir Roland Nyholm Lectureship and Medal of the RSC, the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Award, the Médalle d’Argenet du CNRS, the French-German Senior Humboldt Award and the International Council on Main Group Chemistry Award. In addition, he is an elected “Member Correspondant” of the French Academy of Sciences.

Bertrand will collaborate with faculty/researchers and students in the College of Arts & Sciences.