Alice Mattiuzzi

She is the CEO of the Spin-off X4C. She is 31 years old. She received her Ph.D. in Sciences from “Université Libre de Bruxelles” in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Ivan Jabin. Her research was focused on the development of the X4C technology.

After her Ph.D., she has worked at “Université Libre de Bruxelles” to launch her Spin-off X4C thanks to a FIRST Spin-off grant (named MONOCAL) from the Walloon Region. She has a scientific expertise in the 2 domains which are useful for the technolgy (organic synthesis and surface modification). Moreover, she has followed training courses at Solvay Entrepreneurs to improve her business expertise.

Ivan Jabin

He is the CSO of the Spin-off X4C. He obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from “Université Pierre et Marie Curie” (ESPCI-UPMC, Paris) in 1996 and then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow, first at “Lehigh University” (USA) and then at “Conservatoire National de Paris des Arts et Métiers” (Paris, France). In 1998, he was named an assistant Professor of Chemistry at the “Université du Havre” (France). After eight years, he joined the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” (Belgium) as a full Professor in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory (LCO) of which he is the director. His current research interests include the design, synthesis and study of novel calixarene-based molecular receptors as well as the use of calixarenes for surface modification. His expertise in calixarene chemistry is recognized internationally. 97 publications, 4 patents and 3 book chapters have been written by Prof. I. Jabin. He works in collaboration with various international and national Laboratories. He was the coordinator of the FIRST Spin-off grant (named MONOCAL) from Walloon Region.