Stefan France was born in Bronx, New York and spent his middle school and high school years in Mount Vernon, NY.  In 1996, he began his undergraduate studies at Duke University (Durham, NC).  During his time at Duke, he performed undergraduate research with Prof. Eric Toone.  Also, through Inroads, Inc., he also interned at Avon Products, Inc. (Suffern, NY) where he worked as a chemist in both the Analytical division and the Product Development-Skin Care division.  He graduated from Duke in 2000 and enrolled in The Johns Hopkins University for his graduate studies.  He joined the lab of Thomas Lectka studying the reactions of chiral zwitterionic enolates for the enantioselective synthesis of beta-lactams and alpha-halogenated esters.  He received his Ph.D. in 2005 and secured a postdoctoral research position with Al Padwa at Emory University. His work at Emory involved the synthesis of complex heterocyclic molecules via the Rh-catalyzed cyclization/cycloaddition of alpha-diazo carbonyl compounds.   In 2007, Stefan left Emory to join the faculty at Georgia Tech.

Key Milestones

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023

Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University (Al Padwa), 2005-2007

Ph.D., The John Hopkins Universiry (Thomas Lectka), 2000-2005

B.S., Duke University, 2000

Contact Information

Stefan France
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology
901 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30332

Phone: (404) 385-1796
Email: stefan.france@chemistry.gatech.edu