Ally Aukauloo obtained his PhD in 1994. As assistant professor at Université Paris-Sud, he worked on molecular magnetism. In 2000, after a stay in Prof. J. Collman labs at Stanford, he started his research on Artificial Photosynthesis. He became full professor in 2007 in bioinorganic chemistry and distinguished professor in 2017. He was elected to the Institut Universitaire de France as a senior member in 2021. He also serves as Scientific Counsellor for the CEA-Saclay since 2005. His research group focuses on the chemistry of molecular complexes for water activation, CO2 reduction and organic semiconductors for water splitting.