Elected as ASHK Founding Member in 2015
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA; Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member of the Académie des Sciences, Institut de France; Foreign Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina; Foreign Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society; Honorary Member of the Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres; Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Belgium); Member of the Academia Europaea; Member of the Académie d'Alsace; Foreign Associate of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur-Mainz; Honorary Member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts; Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften of Göttingen; Associate Member of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten; Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Foreign Associate of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico; Foreign Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences; Honorary Member, Institut Grand Ducal, Luxembourg; Foreign Member of the Royal Society; Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy; Honorary Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST); Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences; Honorary Member of the Czech Learned Society; Foreign Member of The Academy of Sciences of Turin; Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Section Science; Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Académie des Technologies, Institut de France; Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Member of the International Academy of Humanism; Corresponding Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Honorary Member of the Académie des Sciences Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse; Honorary Member of the Real Academia Sevillana de Ciencias; Associate Member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique; Charter Fellow, National Academy of Inventors; Founding Member of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire
ISIS, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Supramolecular Chemistry Laboratory
Nanotechnologie Institute of the Research Center of Karlsruhe
LIFM, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
Prof Jean-Marie LEHN was born in Rosheim, France in 1939. In 1970, he became Professor of Chemistry at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. Subsequently, he spent two spring semesters of 1972 and 1974 as visiting Professor at Harvard University directing a research project and giving lectures. From 1979 to 2010, he held the chair of "Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires" at the Collège de France in Paris. Dividing his time between the two laboratories in Strasbourg and in Paris, he developed new lines of research, in particular on combining the recognition, transport and catalytic properties displayed by supramolecular species with the features of organized phases, the long range goal being to design and realize "molecular devices", molecular components that would eventually be able to perform signal and information processing at the molecular level.
Prof Lehn presently holds the Chair of “Chemistry of Complex Systems” at the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Strasbourg (USIAS).
In the period of about 1975-1985, he also investigated different processes for the photochemical generation of hydrogen and oxygen from water, photochemical water splitting as well as photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide.
He received in 1987 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen for his studies on molecular recognition processes. Prof Lehn was a pioneer innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry, i.e., the chemistry of receptor-substrate molecular associations created by intermolecular interactions. Over the years, his studies in supramolecular chemistry extended into a broad new area at the interface of chemistry with biology: self-organization processes, utilizing molecular recognition to control and direct the spontaneous formation of functional architectures of high complexity. More recently, beginning in the early 1990s, a novel line of research termed constitutional dynamic chemistry (CDC) was initiated and developed from the implementation of a basic feature of supramolecular chemistry that is by essence a dynamic chemistry with respect to the constitution of its entities. The discovery of CDC has a profound impact on numerous research areas ranging from drug discovery, to materials science and to nanotechnology.