Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn is at Collège de France and Director of Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg, France. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands.
Lehn was an early innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry, i.e., the chemistry of host-guest molecular assemblies created by intermolecular interactions, and continues to innovate in this field. His group has published in excess of 900 peer-reviewed articles in chemistry literature. His latest interest is in the emergence of an adaptive and evolutive chemistry.