Members of the laboratory of Organic Chemistry and Photochemistry

Andrée (Fanny) Kirsch - De Mesmaeker

Professor of the University
Organic Chemistry and Photochemistry CP 160/08
Solbosch campus
1050 Brussels

Room: P2.3.105
Phone: +32(0)2/650.30.17
Fax: +32(0) 2/650.30.18

Short CV

Andrée Kirsch-De Mesmaeker received her doctoral degree in 1972 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) in the area of photochemistry and electrochemistry. She subsequently moved to Germany at the Max Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr to carry out post-doctoral research with Professor Schulte-Frohlinde and Dr von Sonntag on γ and pulsed radiolysis of sugar (1972-1974). She then moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) (1974-1975) where she contributed to research on dyes photochemistry with Dr. G. Wyman. Back at the ULB as FNRS researcher (Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium), she performed research in photoelectrochemistry and has obtained an award from the Belgian Academy of Sciences. She continued her career as Director of Research at the FNRS and spent a sabbatical year at Columbia University in New York in 1989. From 1999 she was elected as full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the ULB. Her current research includes photochemistry and photophysics of transition metal complexes with DNA.