Lehn became Professor of Chemistry in 1970 at
Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg and then (1979-2010) at the
Collège de France in Paris. He is presently Professor at the University of
Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS). He shared the Nobel Prize in
Chemistry in 1987 for his studies on “molecular recognition".
His work led
him to define a new field, “supramolecular chemistry”, dealing with the
assemblies of chemical species. It developed into the chemistry of
"self-organization" processes and "adaptive chemistry".
Author of over 950 publications, Lehn is member of many institutions and
received numerous international honours and awards.