Antoine Willems is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Guillaume Berionni in the Organic Reactivity and Catalysis (RCO) laboratory. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Namur in Belgium (UNamur) in 2021 and his master’s degree in 2022. During his master's degree, he collaborated with Prof. Guillaume Berionni and Prof. Jean-Marie Raquez on the development of boronated platforms in the context of self-repairing polymeric materials. His thesis deals with the reprogramming of the reactivity of main-group elements in view of the synthesis of new Lewis super-acids in the context of small molecule activation. This thesis started in October 2022 and is part of an ERC project.