Professor Victor Mougel: Recipient of the 2020 EuChemS Lecture Award

Aug 31, 2021

The 2020 EuChemS Lecture Award has been awarded to Professor Victor Mougel for major achievements in chemistry as a junior scientist. 

Professor Mougel is a French chemist and is currently an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at ETH Zürich. He has made fundamental and application-driven contributions to his field, specifically through the development of efficient bio-inspired electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, constituting an important step towards more sustainable energy storage and conversion. 

Professor Mougel’s work spans a broad area of expertise, starting from the understanding of fundamental processes occurring at the molecular scale to the design of materials and the investigation of their catalytic properties in realistic industrial environments. The impactful work of Professor Mougel has deservedly received widespread attention, for example his recent publication (Huan et al. PNAS 2019, 116, 9735) which was esteemed a spectacular work, having been highlighted in The Time and Le Figaro. 

Outside of his scientific achievements, Professor Mougel has equally been engaged in the chemistry community, from being a former board member of EuChemS’ Youth Division, the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), to serving as an invited panel member at the European Commission. 

As the recipient of the 2020 EuChemS Lecture Award, Professor Mougel will give a plenary invited lecture at the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8) in 2022.