Sébastien Bontemps was born in 1979 in Bordeaux. After undergraduate studies at the University of Bordeaux where he worked in the lab of Prof. Y. Landais and spent few months as Erasmus student in the lab of Prof. H. Brintzinger at the University of Konstanz, Germany, he moved to Toulouse for his PhD. He worked under the guidance of Prof. R. Bouhadir and Prof. D. Bourissou on the synthesis and coordination chemistry of mono-, di-, and tri-phosphine-borane compounds showing in particular direct metal→borane interaction. After graduating in 2006, he did a postdoc in 2007-2008 with Prof. R. Jordan at the University of Chicago studying elementary steps of olefin/CO copolymerization with Pd(phosphine-sulfonate) catalysts, and in McGill University in Montreal in 2008-2009 in the team of Prof. B. Arndtsen on palladium-catalyzed one-pot multicomponent synthesis of heterocycles. He then moved back to Toulouse as Chargé de Recherche in 2009 to work in LCC. Since then, he is developing researches directed at CO2 transformations using boranes or silanes. A second area of research concerns the synthesis of new first row metals complexes, particularly iron, as catalysts for CO2 transformation.