Carole Duboc obtained her PhD at the University of Grenoble in 1998 under the supervision of Professors Marc Fontecave and Stéphane Ménage. Her PhD work focused on bio-inspired iron complexes for enantioselective oxidation catalysis.
After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Minnesota with Professor William Tolman, she joined the Laboratoire des Champs Magnétiques Intenses in Grenoble, where she started her academic career at CNRS on the elucidation of the magnetic properties of transition metal ion complexes, based on a combined experimental (EPR spectroscopy) and theoretical approach.
Her current research, which she has been developing since 2007 in the Department of Molecular Chemistry, focuses on bio-inspired complexes with the aim of developing molecular (electro)catalysts for the activation of small molecules by multiredox processes while trying to understand the mechanisms through the trapping and characterisation of catalytic intermediates.
Its research projects (production of H2reduction, CO2reduction of O2) are in line with current societal issues, such as the search for new sources of energy.