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Romain Carpentier


I’m a chemical engineer and did my studies at the Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles. I graduated in 2020 from Bruface programme in Engineering in Chemistry and Materials sciences. I have been awarded the Democritus Prize 2020 sponsored by the Solvay company for being the top of my class in chemical engineering. My Master thesis, entitled "Contribution to the development of micellar systems for the selective binding of primary ammoniums in water",  was granted the Mehdi Ghodsi Prize. I am currently undertaking a Ph.D. in the EMNS and the LCO laboratories (under the supervision of Prof. Kristin Bartik and Ivan Jabin).

Research interests

My research project is dedicated to the development and the characterization of systems based on homooxacalix[3]arenes receptors for the detection of primary ammoniums in water. The aim of this project is to transfer these hydrophobic molecular receptors into water following two strategies: micellar incorporation and grafting on gold nanoparticles. These strategies will be developed for the selective detection of ammonium ions of interest in an aqueous environment, for biomedical applications or environmental monitoring.

See the thematic Supramolecular micellar systems


Vanadium Catalyst in Micelles: Towards a Greener Aerobic Oxidative Cleavage of Vicinal Diols in Water
Carpentier R., Denis W., Sanz Azcona F., Carraro D., Grauwels G., Orlandi M., Zonta C., Licini G. & Bartik K., ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 11(23), 86338641(2023).

Specific Binding of Primary Ammoniums in Aqueous Media by Homooxacalixarenes Incorporated into Micelles
Carpentier R., Lambert S., Brunetti E., Jabin I. and Bartik K., J. Org. Chem. 87/19, 12749–12758 (2022).


I am an assistant (handling exercises) for the course of Molecular Physical Chemistry taught to 3rd year bachelor. I'm also supervising master thesis students.

Updated on June 14, 2023