Laurene Petitjean

PhD Candidate


MSc Chemistry BSc Honors Chemistry Minor Environment



Originally from France, Laurene obtained her Bachelor degree in chemistry from Mcgill University, with an emphasis on environmental and atmospheric chemistry and minoring in environment. She stayed at Mcgill to complete her Masters degree in organic chemistry, where she developed phenolic copper catalyzed aerobic oxidations.

Laurene is currently a PhD student in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is looking at lignin valorization under the co-supervision of Prof. Zimmerman and Prof. Anastas.