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LUTZ Jean-François

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LUTZ Jean-François

Mail : jean-francois.lutz_AT_ics-cnrs.unistra.fr
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Research Director
Office : C320
Research Group: Precision Macromolecular Chemistry

Education :

  • 2009 Habilitation - Universität Potsdam, Germany
  • 2000 Ph.D. (Diplôme de docteur) - Université Montpellier II, France
  • 1996 M.Sc. (Diplôme d’études approfondies, DEA) - Université Paris VI, France
  • 1995 B.Sc. (Maîtrise de Chimie) - Université Paris VI, France


  • 2010-présent Head of the Precision Macromolecular Chemistry Group, ICS Strasbourg
  • 2003-2010 Group Leader – Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
  • 2001-2003 Post-doc – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Prof. K. Matyjaszewski


  • 2010 Laureate of the European Research Council (ERC)
  • 2008 Prize of the polymer division of the French Chemical Society (Prix SFC/GFP)

Most relevant publications:

J.-F. Lutz, M. Ouchi, D. R. Liu, M. Sawamoto, Sequence-controlled Polymers, Science, 341 (2013) 1238149

M. Zamfir, J.-F. Lutz, Ultra-precise Insertion of Functional Monomers in Chain-growth Polymerizations, Nature Communications, 3 (2012) 1138
J.-F. Lutz, Polymer Chemistry: A Controlled sequence of events, Nature Chemistry, 2 (2010) 84-85

S. Pfeifer, Z. Zarafshani, N. Badi, J.-F. Lutz, Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Block Copolymers Containing Sequence-ordered
Segments, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (2009) 9195-9197

N. Badi, J.-F. Lutz, Sequence Control in Polymer Synthesis, Chem. Soc. Rev., 38 (2009) 3383-3390

E. Wischerhoff, K. Uhlig, A. Lankenau, H. G. Börner, A. Laschewsky, C. Duschl, J.-F. Lutz, Controlled Cell Adhesion on
- PEG-based Switchable Surfaces, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47 (2008) 5666-5668

J.-F. Lutz, Copper-Free Azide-Alkyne Cycloadditions: New Insights and Perspectives, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47 (2008) 2182-2184

S. Pfeifer, J.-F. Lutz, A Facile Procedure for Controlling Monomer Sequence Distribution in Radical Chain Polymerizations,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 9542-9543

J.-F. Lutz, 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Azides and Alkynes: A Universal Ligation Tool in Polymer and Materials
Science, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46 (2007) 1018-1025

J.-F. Lutz, O. Akdemir, A. Hoth, Point by Point Comparison of Two Thermosensitive Polymers Exhibiting a Similar LCST:
- is the Age of Poly(NIPAM) Over? J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006) 13046-13047

S. Kubowicz, J.-F. Baussard, J.-F. Lutz, A. F. Thünemann, H. von Berlepsch, A. Laschewsky, Observation of
Multicompartment Micelles Formed via Self-Assembly of Linear ABC Triblock Copolymers
in Aqueous Medium, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44 (2005) 5262-5265

J.-F. Lutz, D. Neugebauer, K. Matyjaszewski, Stereoblock Copolymers and Tacticity Control in Controlled/“Living”
Radical Polymerization, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125 (2003) 6986-6993