pierre laszlo


This is well-paid hard work which I have always much enjoyed doing.

My personal incentives:

  • to tackle problems in real life rather than in a laboratory setting, and I like problem-solving;
  • to witness corporate life from the inside;
  • to feel part of a team;
  • to feel afterwards having been helpful.

Areas of expertise

  • methodology of organic synthesis
  • heterogeneous catalysis, using aluminosilicates in particular
  • scientific and technical communication

Pro Bono Consulting

I am currently involved as a consultant in two utterly fascinating projects, viz.

  • archeological exploration of a huge mound from a seventh century BCE site in Eastern France, Briqueterie de la Seille, directed by Dr. Laurent Olivier, Musée des antiquités nationales, St Germain-en-Laye. These are remains from an impressive proto-industry of salt production, at the time of the Iron Age.
  • Anthropological exploration in the Vanuatu (New Hebrides) mountanous bush of the use of native plants by the natives for their salt content. The research project is conceived and directed by Dr. Pierre Cabalion, Institut de recherche sur le développement (IRD, ex-ORSTOM), Nouméa, New Caledonia.