Sandrine Gerber is titular professor in organic chemistry and is currently deputy to the director of the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.
Sandrine Gerber studied chemistry at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris” in France, where she obtained a diploma of chemical engineer in 1993. The same year she obtained a DEA (Master degree) of organic chemistry at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, France). From 1993 to 1996 she did a PhD in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Pierre Genêt at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. In 1996, she moved to University of Lausanne for a post-doctoral stay under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Vogel. In 1998, she was appointed Maître-Assistante at the Institute of Organic Chemistry in the University of Lausanne.
In 2003, she obtained the habilitation to direct research from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, France). The same year, she was appointed scientific adjunct at the EPFL and senior scientist (Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche) in 2006. In December 2014, she was promoted to titular professor.
Since September 2007, Sandrine Gerber is deputy to the director of the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). She is also member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Chemical Society.
Prizes and awards:
- PhD grant from the Ministry of Research and Education, France, 1993-1996
- Prize Eugène Schueller 1997 (for PhD thesis work)
- Prize Dufour 2005 (Prize Claude Dufour for prospective organic chemistry)
- Werner Prize 2010 (Swiss Chemical Society)
- Special mention in recognition of exceptional quality of pedagogic competencies in the teaching of basic sciences, given by the Direction of the School of Biology and Medicine from the University of Lausanne, 2013