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Freddy Kleitz (Dr. rer. nat.) 

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
1045, Avenue de la médecine
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, room 2240-F
Université Laval, Québec
G1V 0A6, QC, Canada
Phone: 1-418-656-7812 (office)
Fax: 1-418-656-7916
E-mail: freddy.kleitz@chm.ulaval.ca

 
     
  Experience:
 
 

June 2010

 

Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry
Université Laval, Québec, Canada


     
 

2005 - 2010

 

Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry
Canada Research Chair on Functional nanostructured materials (2005 -2010, Tiers 2 junior)
Université Laval, Québec, Canada

     
 

2003 - 2005

 

Post-doctoral fellow researcher (Max-Planck fellow)
at the Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Functional Solids
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, with Prof. Ferdi Schüth
     
 

2002 - 2003

 

Post-doctoral fellow researcher
at the Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Deajeon, South Korea, with Prof. Ryong Ryoo
     
 

1997 - 1998

 

Research assistant
at the Laboratório de Sintese Assimétrica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Prof. Jairton Dupont
     
     
     
     
  Education:
 
 

1998 - 2002

 

PhD in Chemistry (Doktors der Naturwissenschaften, Dr. rer. nat.), Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Mülheim an der Ruhr) & Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Ferdi Schüth, Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis, MPI für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim

 
 

1995 - 1996

 

Diplome d’Études Approfondies, D.E.A. (equiv. to MSc in Chemistry) research assistant
under the supervision ofDr. Michel Pfeffer (CNRS), Laboratoire de Synthèses Metallo-Induites, Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg) France

 
 

1994 - 1995

 

Maîtrise de Chimie (equiv. to BSc in Chemistry) – research trainee
with Dr. Jean-Francois Biellmann, Laboratoire de Chimie Organique Biologique, Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg) France
 
 

1993 - 1994


Licence de Chimie (equiv. to BSc in Chemistry, 1st level)
Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg) France, awarded June 1994

     
     
     
     
     
  Awards and scholarships:
   
  Invited visiting professor at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea (August 2009)
   
  Invited visiting professor at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Provence (ex-MADIREL), CNRS-Université de Provence, Marseille,
France (June 2008)
   
  Canada Research Chair, Tiers 2, on Functional nanostructured materials (2005 - 2010)
   
  Max-Planck Society post-doctoral fellowship for the project “Design of Porous Solid Catalysts” from the Max-Planck Gesellshaft,
Germany (2003 - 2005)
   
  National Creative Research Initiative fellowship as a Research Professor, South Korea (May - September 2003)
     
  National Creative Research Initiative fellowship as a Post-doctoral Researcher, South Korea (2002 - 2003)
     
     
     
     
     
  Professional activities and memberships:
     
  Since 2007 American Chemical Society (Inorganic chemistry division)
     
  Since 2009 Chemical Institute of Canada (Surface Science Division, CSC)
     
  Since 2008 Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
     
  Since 2010 International Adsorption Association (IAA)
     
  Since 2010 International Zeolite Association (IZA)
     
  Since August 2006 Council member of the International Mesostructured Materials Association (IMMA) elected at the IMMS2006 in Shanghai
     
  Since August 2006 Treasurer of the International Mesostructured Materials Association (IMMA)
     
  Since May 2008


Centre Québecois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF)
Quebec Center on Functional Materials, FQRNT
     
 

Since Sept. 2008


Centre de Recherche sur les Matériaux Avancés (CERMA)
Research Center on Advanced Materials, Laval University

     
  Since June 2009 Expert in chemistry associated with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (French-speaking Institutions Agency)
     
 

Since Sept. 2007


Comité de Programme des 2ème et 3ème cycles
Graduate studies program committee, Department of Chemistry, Université Laval

     
 

Since 2008


Comité d’attribution des bourses du Fond Arthur-Labrie
Arthur-Labrie fellowship committee, Department of Chemistry, Université Laval

     
     
     
     
     
  Presentations and Lectures (chronological order)
   
  Conferences, symposia and meetings
   
 
  1. Future Directions in Hydrothermal Synthesis and Calcination Step Studies / Application of a Mesoporous Silica SynthesisKleitz, F.; Marlow, F.; Schüth, F., European Project Meeting MESOP, Corfu, Greece, 7 May 1999.
  2. Thermal Behavior of Mesoporous MaterialsKleitz, F.; Schüth, F., European Project Meeting MESOP, Marseille, France, 5 November 1999.
  3. Evolution of the Mesoporous Materials during CalcinationKleitz, F., Schmidt, W. Schüth, F., 12th German Zeolite Conference, Munich, Germany, 3 March 2000.
  4. Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Development, In situ Studies, Transformations and Properties” Blanchard, J.; Lindén, M.; Kleitz, F.; Schmidt, W.; Marlow, F.; Schüth, F., European Project Meeting MESOP, Ilstorp, Sweden, 29 May 2000.
  5. Mesoporous Silica Fibers: Synthesis, Internal Structure and Growth KineticsKleitz, F.; Schüth, F.; Marlow, F., 13th German Zeolite Conference, Erlangen, Germany, 7-9 March 2001.
  6. “Macroscale Control of Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Hierarchical Structures” Kleitz, F.; Marlow, F.; Schüth, F., Summer School on Mesostructured Materials, Ilstorp, Sweden, 21-23 August 2001.
  7. Formation and Treatment of Large Pore 2-D Hexagonal and 3-D Cubic Mesoporous SilicasKleitz, F.; Yang, C. M.; Schmidt, W., Nanoporous Materials IV, Niagara Falls, Canada, 7-10 June 2005.
  8. Structural Characterization and Systematic Gas Adsorption Studies on a Series of Novel Ordered Mesoporous Silica Materials with 3D Cubic Ia3d StructureKleitz, F.; Yang, C. M.; Thommes, M., 4th International TRI/Princeton Workshop on Characterization of Porous Materials, Princeton, USA, 21-23 June 2006.
  9. Functionalized Mesoporous Organic-Inorganic Hybrids through Pore Surface-Restricted Post-Polymerization” Marcoux, L.; Kim, T. W.; Bilodeau, S.; Kleitz, F., 15th International Zeolite Conference, Beijing, China, 12-17 August 2007
  10. Approches pour la synthèse et la fonctionnalisation des matériaux poreux mésostructurés, et aspects pratiques de leur caractérisationKleitz, F., 76th ACFAS Conference, Quebec, Canada, 6 May 2008 (INVITED LECTURE).
  11. Functionalized Mesoporous Organic-Inorganic Hybrids through Pore Surface-Restricted Post-Polymerization” Marcoux, L.; Kim, T. W.; Bilodeau, S.; Kleitz, F., Nanoporous Materials V, Vancouver, Canada, 17 May 2008.
  12. Tailoring Mesoporosity and Intrawall Porosity in Large Pore Silicas: Material Synthesis and Sorption Behavior” Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Bérubé, F.; Kim, T.-W.; Thommes, M.; Kleitz, F., 4th FEZA Conference, Collège de France, Paris, France, 4 September 2008.
  13. Mesoporous Polymer-Silica Nanocomposites: Principle, Characterization and PropertiesKleitz, F.; Marcoux, L.; Wainer, M., International Mesostructured Materials Symposium 2008, Namur, Belgium, 9 September 2008.
  14. Mesoporous Polymer-Silica Nanocomposites: Principle, Characterization and PropertiesKleitz, F.; Marcoux, L.; Wainer, M., 92th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Hamilton ON, Canada, 1 June 2009.
  15. Synthesis and Gas Adsorption Behavior of Large Pore Ordered Mesoporous Silicas with Tailored Structure and Porosity” Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Bérubé, F.; Kim, T.-W., Thommes, M.; Kleitz, F., CPM-5 - 5th International Workshop of the Characterization of Porous Materials: from Angstroms to Millimeters, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 25 June 2009.
  16. Block Copolymer-Templated Ordered Mesoporous Silicas: Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization Methods” Kleitz, F., Pre-symposium of ZMPC2009, Lake Kawaguchiko at Mt Fuji, Japan, 2 August 2009 (INVITED LECTURE).
  17. Evidence for Modulated Pore Condensation and Hysteresis Behavior in Ordered Mesoporous SBA-15 Silicas as a Function of Synthesis Parameters” Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Bérubé, F.; Kim, T.-W., Thommes, M.; Kleitz, F., ZMPC 2009, Tokyo, Japan, 4 August 2009.
  18. Functional Mesoporous Polymer-Silica Composites: Principle, Characterization and Properties Kleitz, F. 2ème Colloque annuel du CQMF, Montreal, Canada, 22 October 2009 (INVITED LECTURE).
  19. Polymer Nanocoatings in Mesoporous Silica: Correlating Host Porosity with Guest Positioning in NanoporesKleitz, F. Symposium of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 11 November 2009.
  20. Modulation of Pore Condensation and Hysteresis Behavior in Ordered Mesoporous SBA-15 Silica as a Function of Synthesis ParametersKleitz, F.; Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Bérubé, F.; Thommes, M. 10th International Conference on Fundamentals of Adsorption, Awaji, Hyogo, Japan, 25 May 2010.
  21. Effects of Synthesis Parameters on SBA-15 Silica Pore Structure as Evidenced by Advanced Physical Adsorption CharacterizationKleitz, F.; Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Bérubé, F.; Thommes, M. 16th International Zeolite Conference (IZC-IMMS2010), Sorrento, Italy, 9 July 2010.
  22. High Surface Area Mesostructured Polymer-Silica Composites: Promising Nanoporous Materials for Selective Sorption and Catalytic Applications?Kleitz, F PACIFICHEM 2010 (New Materials and Concepts for Next Generation membranes #165), Honolulu, USA, 16 December 2010 (INVITED LECTURE).
     
  Invited Lectures  
     
 
  1. Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica Fibers: Structure & Morphology” Department of Physical Chemistry, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland, 11 April 2000.
  2. Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Template removal, Frameworks and Morphology” Ludwig Maximilien University, Munich, Germany, 21 February 2001.
  3. Oxydes Métalliques Mésostructurés : Structures, Compositions et Morphologie” Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 24 September 2002.
  4. Oxydes Métalliques Mésostructurés : Structures, Compositions et Morphologie” École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, 25 September 2002.
  5. Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Template removal, Frameworks and Morphology” ANSTO, Sydney, Australia, 6 January 2003.
  6. Oxydes Métalliques Mésostructurés: Structures, Compositions et Morphologie” Department of Chemistry, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 19 September 2003.
  7. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials” International University Bremen IUB, Bremen, Germany, 24 October 2003.
  8. Ordered Mesoporous Materials: Template Removal, Frameworks and Morphology” Arrhenius Laboratories, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 May 2004.
  9. Recent Advances in the Preparation of Ordered Mesoporous Materials” Department of Physical Chemistry, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland, 1st September 2004.
  10. Recent Advances in the Preparation of Large Pore Ordered Mesoporous Materials” Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 4 October 2004.
  11. Récentes Études sur les Méthodes de Préparation des Matériaux Mésoporeux Ordonnés” Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France, 17 December 2004.
  12. Synthesis and Functionalization of Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials” Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 28 January 2005.
  13. Développement de Matériaux Ordonnés Mésoporeux pour la Fabrication d'Hybrides Organiques-Inorganiques Nanostructurés” Department of Chemical Engineering, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 4 March 2005.
  14. Synthesis and Functionalization of Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials: Toward the Design of Nanostructured Organic-Inorganic Hybrids” International University Bremen IUB, Bremen, Germany, 24 November 2005.
  15. Recent Developments in the Preparation of Novel Nanoporous MaterialsQuantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA, 24 March 2006.
  16. Évolution des Méthodes de Synthèse des Matériaux Poreux Organisés et Aspects Pratiques de leur Caractérisation”Department of Chemistry, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 5 April 2006.
  17. Synthesis, Functionalization and Characterization of Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials” Department of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 8 November 2006.
  18. Synthesis, Functionalization and Characterization of Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials” Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2006.
  19. Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials” University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 10 July 2007.
  20. Évolution des Méthodes de Synthèse des Matériaux Mésoporeux Organisés et Aspects    Pratiques de Leur Caractérisation” MADIREL, CNRS-Université de Provence, Marseille, France, 19 July 2007.
  21. Évolution des Méthodes de Synthèse des Matériaux Mésoporeux Organisés et Aspects Pratiques de leur Caractérisation”Laboratoire des Matériaux à Porosité Contrôlée, E.N.S.C.Mu, Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France, 12 November 2007.
  22. Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Mesoscopically Ordered Porous Materials” McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 8 January 2008.
  23. Matériaux Fonctionnels Mésostructurés: Silice, Composites Silice-Polymère et Polymères Organiques” Laboratoire de Chimie de Provence (ex-MADIREL), CNRS-Université de Provence, Marseille, France, 17 June 2008.
  24. Synthesis and Gas Adsorption Behavior of Large Pore Ordered Mesoporous Materials with Tailored Structure, Functions and Porosity” ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Materials, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 19 December 2008.
  25. Ordered Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization Methods” Department of Chemistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 13 May 2009 (Invitation in the Nano-Series).
  26. “Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Mesostructured Catalysts” Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Deajeon, Korea, 24 August 2009.
  27. Correlating Synthesis Parameters and Pore Network Topology in Copolymer-templated           Mesoporous Silica” Department of Physical Chemistry, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland, 11 December 2009.
  28. Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Mesostructured Catalysts” Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia, 26 February 2010.
  29. Synthesis and Functionalization of Ordered Mesoporous Materials for Catalytic and Biomedical Applications” Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA, 3 December 2010.
  30. Synthesis and Functionalization of Ordered Mesoporous Materials for Catalytic and Biomedical Applications” University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada, 6 June 2011.