Odile EISENSTEIN, Director of Research Emeritus in the Department of Theoretical Physical Chemistry and Modeling (D5) of the ICGM, is one of the 19 newly elected foreign members of the Royal Society for the year 2023.

Odile Eisenstein is a member of several national academies (France, USA, Norway). She is also a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and its president since 2018. She is an officer in the National Order of Merit since 2014 and of the Legion of Honor since 2018. An internationally renowned theoretical chemist, she is recognized in particular for her work on the behavior of molecular complexes of transition metals and has been awarded numerous times for her outstanding contributions to the understanding of the role of these systems in chemical transformations. Her work has almost always been carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists.

The Royal Society is the National Academy of the United Kingdom. It is the oldest of the active Academies. It includes the disciplines of the natural and human sciences and aims to promote excellence in research and science for the benefit of humanity.

The awarding of this high distinction undeniably underlines the quality of Odile Eisenstein’s work, which contributes greatly to the image of research excellence within the Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier and more broadly, within the National Center for Scientific Research.

An official investiture ceremony will take place between July 12th and 14th in London, at the Royal Society.

More information on the Royal Society website

Odile Eisenstein elected ‟Foreign Fellow of the Royal Societyʺ