Christian Amatore, born in 1951 at Sidi-Bel-Abbes (Algeria), was educated at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), the leading French educational and research center. He was Director of the Chemistry Department of ENS, Director of Research in CNRS and is Full Member of the French Académie des Sciences. In 2007 he was appointed as one of the twenty members of the High Council of Science and Technology to advise the President of the French Republic on scientific matters.
Christian Amatore gave the molecular electrochemistry new directions and endowed of instrumental and conceptual tools that allowed this discipline to overflow its traditional fields to face major problems in organic chemistry, inorganic, organometallic, and more recently biology. Christian Amatore, in partnership with Mark Wightman (USA), had a pioneering role in the development of ultramicroelectrodes worldwide.