Alain was born in 1990 in Angers, France. He completed his MSc. in Chemistry at ENSC Montpellier in 2013. For his Master’s internship he worked in the E2P2 lab in Shanghai, a joint research unit between Solvay and the CNRS, on water-soluble ruthenium catalysts for alcohol amination catalysis in microwave. In January of 2014, he started his PhD, co-supervised between Dr. Audrey Moores and Dr. Chao-Jun Li, working on sustainable methodologies for reduction reactions.