Jules was born and raised in Marseille, France. He went to Paris to study chemistry and physics, at Ecole Normale Supérieure. During his undergrad, Jules worked on the synthesis of divalent lanthanide in Greg. Nocton’s group and on the computation of NMR chemical shifts with Pr. Martin Kaupp. Jules loves teaching so he went through a year-long teaching training for chemistry and physics and decided to pursue his Ph.D. with a teaching fellowship. Along with teaching amazing students in ENS, Jules investigated nitro-arenes palladium cross-coupling mechanisms and metal-free photodeoxygenation of pyridines N-oxides as well as the ML-assisted prediction of reaction yield. Outside the lab, Jules enjoys bikepacking around and exploring new areas, the Los Angeles Forest is his new playground.