Mr.François-Xavier GENDRON
PhD Student

24 y.o.

02 35 14 63 50

Laboratoire SMS
Place Emile Blondel
76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan CEDEX


PhD Thesis

"Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, supervised by Pr. Gérard Coquerel, founded by French ministry of research", Started on 01/10/2015, provisional date of defense in October 2018.


Master MaNE (2015), University of Rouen, Normandie University.

License in chemistry (2013), University of Rouen, Normandie University.

Work Experience

2013/2014 (13 months): Trainee and laboratory technician at the SMS laboratory.

2015 (5 months): Master trainee at the SMS laboratory.

Symposium Participation

Cristal 8, Rouen, May 2016: Poster Heterogeneous Equilibria Between Enantiomers of Tryptophan.

Journées André Collet de la Chiralité, Lyon, October 2015: Poster Binary System of (±)-Tryptophan revisited.

Scientific Skills
Thermal Analysis (DSC – TG-DSC) – Implementation
Thermal Analysis (DSC – TG-DSC) – Interpretation
XRay Powder diffraction - user
Phase Diagram - Experimental Determination
Heterogeneous Equilibria
Microscopy (optical, electronic)
Chiral Resolution by Crystallization
Crystallography (structural description)
Solution Crystallization (polymorphism control, crystal engineering, salt, co-crystals)
Specific Crystallization Processes (Viedma Ripenning, Melt Crystallization, Sublimation, Preferential Enrichment…)
Development of quantification methods
Spectroscopy (Raman, Infra-rouge, UV-vis, fluorescence)
Discontinuous Isoperibolic thermal analysis