Thierry Ollevier

Welcome to the website of the research group led by Professor Thierry Ollevier. The Ollevier group's research is focused on green synthetic organic chemistry and particularly on catalytic organometallic chemistry.

Research in the Ollevier Group is centered on the field of organic synthesis and catalysis. We are inspired by the pursuit of new concepts in synthetic organic chemistry involving metal-mediated catalysis and asymmetric synthesis. Please visit our Publications page to see our latest work or scroll down to view highlights of the various areas of research we are currently engaged in.

Over the years, our laboratory has assumed a strong leadership in green Lewis acid catalysts and diazo chemistry. Recently, we developed efficient enantioselective processes using new green catalysts. We set up general applications and a broad scope for new classes of Bi and Fe chiral catalysts. We have established versatile uses for Fe catalysts in the asymmetric Mukaiyama aldol reaction and the asymmetric epoxide-opening reaction. It leads to major advances for academia and industry since rapid and efficient access to various classes of important building blocks is established.


Ph.D. position

One Ph.D. position is opened, to start in 2022. Send an email.

Ph.D. defense

Congratulations to Samuel for his Ph.D. defense!


Congratulations to Nour for her NSERC doctoral and FRQNT doctoral scholarships!

Congratulations to Annabelle for her NSERC undergraduate scholarship for the summer session!


Congratulations to Nour, Laurent and Azadeh on their article "Catalytic Bismuth(V)-Mediated Oxidation of Hydrazones into Diazo Compounds" accepted in Organic Letters!

Thierry Ollevier

Thierry Ollevier

Département de Chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
Université Laval
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Québec (QC), G1V 0A6, Canada
Tel.: +1 (418) 656 5034