Olivier BURIEZ

Directeur de recherche

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Email: olivier.buriez@ens.psl.eu
Phone: 0144323262
Office: E010

Short bio

Olivier Buriez is a Molecular Electrochemist. During his PhD, performed under the supervision of Drs Christian Amatore & Jean-Noël Verpeaux (ENS-Paris), he addressed the reactivity of organometallic complexes activated by electron transfer. Then, he joined the groups of J.B. Kerr and R.H. Fish at the Berkeley Lab. (LBNL, Univ. of California, USA) to investigate the structure-activity relationships and mechanistic aspects of bioorganometallic compounds. In 1999,  he obtained a CNRS permanent position in the group of J. Périchon (LECSO lab.) where he used electrochemistry to understand mechanisms involved in metal-catalyzed electro-reductive processes. In 2006, he moved back to ENS to address the reactivity and transport issues related to biological molecules. Since 2015, he’s Officer of the Molecular Electrochemistry Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).

Education and professional experience

  • Since 2006   CNRS Researcher at ENS, Paris
  • 2005              Habilitation
  • 1999-2005    CNRS Researcher, LECSO lab., Thiais, France
  • 1997-1999    Post doc at the Berkeley lab. (LBNL), USA
  • 1996-1997    Assistant Professor, Université Paris XII
  • 1993-1996    PhD Thesis, ENS, Paris

Research interests

  • Keywords: Electrochemistry; Reactivity; Mechanisms; (bio)-Molecules; Fluorescence; Luminescence

Our ambition is to bring new insights and new entries in major issues such as the metabolism (i.e., the chemical transformations) and the distribution (i.e., the transmembrane passages) of molecules possessing therapeutic properties through lipid membranes. Within this context, we adapt our electrochemical procedures to the experimental constraints of the phenomena investigated rather than adapting the phenomena to our methods. Combining electrochemistry and fluorescence microscopy is a typical example of this guideline.

Significant publications

  1. “The Fundamental Input of Analytical Electrochemistry in the Determination of Intermediates and Reaction Mechanisms in Electrosynthetic Processes.” ChemElectroChem Minireview  2019 DOI 10.1002/celc.201900045
  2. “Redox switchable rhodamine-ferrocene dyad: Exploring imaging possibilities in cells.”  Electrochemistry Communications, 2018, 97,  46.
  3. “Selective Electrochemical Bleaching of the Outer Leaflet of Fluorescently Labelled Giant Liposomes.”  Chem. Eur.J., 2017, 23, 6781. Front Cover Picture.
  4. “Monitoring and Quantifying the Passive Transport of Molecules Through Patch–Clamp Suspended Real and Model Cell Membranes.” Angew. Chem. Int Ed. , 2014, 53, 3192.  Key Scientific Article  of the Global Medical Discovery newsfeed.
  5. “Electrochemical aerobic oxidation of aminocyclopropanes to endoperoxides”.  Angew. Chem. Int Ed. , 2007, 46, 8046.

Publications (full record)

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Electroanalytical investigation of the cobalt-catalyzed electrochemical dimerization of allylic acetates. Role played by iron(II) ions Article de journal

O Buriez; E Labbe; J Perichon

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 543 (2), p. 143-151, 2003.

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