Alain Lesimple

Research Scientists

Research Interests

  • Designing and implementing experiments based on scientific literature analysis and 
discussion with client/researchers
  • Providing oversights and training for junior personnel
  • Interactions with customers and other laboratories
  • Synthesis of polymers adapted to the production of concrete
  • Development of specific oilfield chemical formulations to improve oil production
  • Proven experience of setting-up laboratories, hiring and managing qualified and skilled 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient with mass spectrometry software as Xcalibur, MassLynx, Analyst, Mass 
Hunter and Compass

Selected Publications

  • Measurement of urinary trimethylamine and trimethylamine oxide by direct infusion electrospray quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Mamer, Orval A.; Choiniere, Luc; Lesimple, Alain. Analytical Biochemistry (2010), 406(1), 80-82. 
  • Water·vapor:·An·extraordinary·terahertz·wave·source·under·optical·excitation. Johnson,·Keith;·PriceGallagher,·Matthew;·Mamer,·Orval;·Lesimple,·Alain;·Fletcher,·Clark;·Chen,·Yunqing;·Lu,·Xiaofei;·Yamaguchi,· Masashi;·Zhang,·,·e-Print·Archive,·Physics·(2009),·1-9,·arXiv:0902.2024v1·[physics.optics].· 
  • Water·vapor:·An·extraordinary·terahertz·wave·source·under·optical·excitation.·Johnson,·Keith;·PriceGallagher,·Matthew;·Mamer,·Orval;·Lesimple,·Alain;·Fletcher,·Clark;·Chen,·Yunqing;·Lu,·Xiaofei;·Yamaguchi,·Masashi;·Zhang,·X.-C. ·Physics·Letters·A·(2008),·372(38),·6037-6040.
  • Coherent·heterodyne·timedomain·spectrometry·covering·the·entire·"terahertz·gap".·Karpowicz,·Nicholas;·D ai,·Jianming;·Lu,·Xiaofei;·Chen,·Yunqing;·Yamaguchi,·Masashi;·Zhao,·Hongwei;·Zhang,X.C.;·Zhang,·Liangliang; ·Zhang,·Cunlin;·Price-Gallagher,·Matthew;·et·al Applied·Physics·Letters·(2008),·92(1),·011131/1-011131/3. 
  • Collision-induced dissociation of sulfur-containing imidazolium ionic liquids. Lesimple, Alain; He, Xun; Chan, Tak-Hang; Mamer, Orval. Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2008), 43(1), 35-41.


  • 1995 Ph.D. Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse, France (ENSCT)
  • 1989DEA (Master) at ENSCT

  • 1989 Engineer in Chemistry, Option: Organic Chemistry at ENSCT, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse

Professional Profile

  • April 2013-Present   :Research Scientist, Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry,KAUST  Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • August 2011-March 2013  :Research Scientist, Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry,KAUST  Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • October 2010- July 2011  :Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry Lipidomics,Montreal Heart Institute Montreal, Canada
  • February 2010 -October 2010:Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry ,McGill University
  • August 2002 -February 2010:Research Assistant, Mass Spectrometry,McGill University,Montreal, Canada
  • August 2001-2002:R&D Organic Chemist in Polymer Synthesis used in concrete production,Handy Chemicals, Candiac,Canada
  • May-August 2001:Analytical Chemist,KABS,St Hubert, Canada
  • 2000-2001:Research Assistant,CNRS Pierre Fabre Cosmetics Toulouse, France
  • 1995-2000:Organic Chemist,ANTICOR-CHIMIE Peyruis, France
  • 1989-1995:Ph.D., Research Fellow, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie,ENSCT Toulouse, France
  • 1993:Engineer, Société Nationale des Poudres et des Explosifs,Toulouse, France