Nicolas Keller is CNRS Research Director at ICPEES (Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health) at the University of Strasbourg, France. He received his PhD degree in catalysis and material chemistry in 1999 from the University of Strasbourg. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, he was appointed in 2001 by the CNRS. JSPS Invited Professor at the AIST in Tsukuba (Japan) in 2009, he co-authored over 130 scientific papers and 13 patents.
In 2016 he was awarded by the Simone et Cino Del Duca Foundation under the aegis of the French Science Academy. In 2016, he acted as Chairman of SPEA-9 (9th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications) in Strasbourg, and in 2021 he will chair the next 8th International Conference on Semiconductor Photochemistry (SP-8).
His current research focuses on the design of materials for heterogeneous (photo)catalysis and solar photoconversion, with main applications in environmental and sustainable energy-related reactions as well as at the interface with life science.