Xavier Fernandez

Xavier is professor at University of Nice, specialized in chemistry of flavor & fragrance. He’s Vice Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, director of the Master 2 in chemistry “FOQUAL” (Formulation, Analysis and Quality), initiator of the MSc projet and of the UNESCO University chair project “Science of perfume: between tradition & innovation”


chercheur (Professor)
Institut de Chimie de Nice (ICN)
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS)



Professor first class, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNS), Institut de Chimie de Nice (UMR CNRS 7272), Department of Chemistry

2007 Habilitation à diriger des recherches (professorship qualification) at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis on the "Reasearch in Flavor and Fragrance Chemistry"

1998-2001 Ph.D. at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis on the "Thiazolidines Reactivities. Flavor and Fragrances compounds". Supervision: Prof. R. Fellous

Research and activities
Research fields
The aim of his researches, in the field of Analytical Chemistry, may be divided into five main areas:

Developing innovative analytical methodologies to study natural products
Natural products valorization
Flavor and Fragrance Chemistry