Marie-Laure Bocquet

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Marie-Laure Bocquet

Curriculum vitæ


  • Name: Marie-Laure BOCQUET (née CITERNE)
  • Birth date: 29th December 1968 (France)
  • Situation: Married to Lyderic Bocquet, one boy (1994), two girls (1998, 2001)
  • Function: Research Director at C.N.R.S (centre national de la recherche scientifique)


  • 1989-1993 Student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon
  • 1990 Diploma « licence » in Physical Chemistry, University of LyonI
  • 1991 Diploma « maitrise » in Physical Chemistry, University of Lyon I M. Sc. (Catalysis and Physical Chemistry of interfaces), University of Lyon I
  • 1992 National exam « agrégation de Chimie »
  • 1992-1996 PhD, Chemistry, ENS Lyon; topic Orbital analysis of STM images; advisor P. Sautet
  • 07/2004 Habilitation thesis, Chemistry, ENS Lyon topic Towards realistic STM simulations of reactivity on metal surfaces

Research Position

  • 1993-1997 Teacher Assistant, ENS Lyon (96 hours/year)
  • 1997- 2011 Research position at CNRS - Chargée de Recherche
  • 2000 Visiting Fellow at UPENN (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, USA, appointed by Hai-Lung Dai and collaborated with Andrew Rappe.
  • 2007-2008 Humboldt Fellowship at LMU (Ludwig Maximilian University), Munich, Germany, collaborated with Joost Wintterlin.
  • 2011- research position at CNRS - Directrice de Recherche
  • 2013- Visiting Research position at MIT/ UMI-CNRS

Other Activities

  • 1997-2004 General lectures for the preparation of the national exam « agregation de chimie » about Theoretical Chemistry, Kinetics, Heterogeneous and homogeneous Catalysis (15 hours /year)
  • 2002-2007 Oral examiner for the national entrance exam for the ENS schools, Paris.
  • 11/2004 CECAM workshop organisor ”In-situ Atomic Scale Characterization of Surfaces under High Pressures Recent advances in experience and theory”, 4-6/11/2004.
  • 2006-2009 Team leader of Lyon node for MONET(Molecular Networks at Phase Boudaries)- Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Training Network (2006-2010)
  • 2006-2009 Coordinator ANR grant Chimie "Jeunes Chercheurs" (INESS Inelastic Spectroscopy Simulations of wetting structures on metals) (2006-2009)
  • 12/2006 CECAM workshop co-organiser with N. Lorente "Inelastic effects in transport at the atomic scale from realistic current simulations to chemical detection via IET spectroscopy",18-20/12/2006.
  • 2008-2011 Member in COST working group chimie CM0601 (Chemical control using scanning tunnelling microscopy) directed by Karina Morgenstern (Hannover, Germany) and Werner Hofer (Liverpool, UK)
  • 01/2010 Team leader of Lyon node for SMALL (Surface for Molecular Recognition)- Marie Curie ITN Network (2010-2013)
  • 01/2012 French coordinator for RIDEPORH ("Exploring the RIDEr ligation at supported PORPHyrins using a combined theory and experiment atomic-scale approach”)- ANR-DFG Chemistry call 2011 (2012-2015)


  • Dr. J. Cerda and Pr. M.B. Salmeron, Laurence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley (USA) (3 weeks 04/96)
  • Pr. Andrew Fisher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College, London (UK) (6 months 1996-1997)
  • Dr. A. Michaelides and Pr. Sir D.A. King, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge (UK) (1 month 11/2001)