Andoni Zabala

PhD student

Place and date of Birth:
Oiartzun (Gipuzkoa, Spain), 19 April 1993
Institutional address:
Dpto. de Química Aplicada, Facultad de Química (UPV/EHU), Paseo Manuel Lardizabal, 3, 20018, Donostia



2016 – Master´s degree in Chemistry and Polymers. Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country, Spain

2015 – Bachelor in Chemistry. Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country, Spain


Author or co-author of 9 research papers published in refereed journals.

Most significant publications:

Modulating Magnetic and Photoluminescence Properties in 2-Aminonicotinate-Based Bifunctional Coordination Polymers by Merging 3d Metal Ions. O. Pajuelo-Corral, A. Zabala-Lekuona, E. San Sebastian, A. Rodríguez-Diéguez, J.A. García, L. Lezama, E. Colacio, J.M. Seco, J. Cepeda, Chem. Eur. J., 2020, 26, 13484-13498.

Influence of thermally induced structural transformations on the magnetic and luminescence properties of tartrate-based chiral lanthanide organic-frameworks, U. Huizi-Rayo, A. Zabala-Lekuona, A. Terenzi, C.M. Cruz, J.M. Cuerva, A. Rodríguez-Diéguez, J.A. García, J.M. Seco, E. San Sebastian, J. Cepeda, J. Mater. Chem. C., 2020, 8, 8243-8256.

Effect of the change of the ancillary carboxylate bridging ligand on the SMM and luminescence properties of a series of carboxylate-diphenoxido triply bridged dinuclear ZnLn and tetranuclear Zn2Ln2 complexes (Ln = Dy, Er), E. Echenique-Errandonea, A. Zabala-Lekuona, J. Cepeda, A. Rodríguez-Diéguez, J.M. Seco, I. Oyarzabal, E. Colacio, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 190-201.

Structural Diversity in Alkali Metal and Alkali Metal Magnesiate Chemistry of the Bulky 2,6-Diisopropyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)aniline Ligand, M.A. Fuentes, A. Zabala, A.R. Kennedy, R.E. Mulvey, Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 14968-14978.

Prof. Corine Mathonière

Professeure certifiée de l’Université de Bordeaux (PRCE1 CNU 32e section)

Place and date of Birth:
Montluçon (France)
May 3rd, 1968
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP)
Univ. Bordeaux – CNRS UMR 5031
M3 research team
115, avenue du Dr. Albert Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France
Phone:   +33 5 56 84 56 50
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00


2006 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches “Photomagnetism by electron transfer in molecular compounds” University
Bordeaux 1.
1993 : PhD in Chemistry “Optical Spectroscopy in polynuclear compounds: complementarity with magnetic properties”
University Paris XI, under supervision of Prof. O. Kahn and Prof. J.-J. Girerd.
Sept. 1993 – July 1994 : Post-Doc at Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, group of Prof. P. Day.
Oct. 1994 : Associate Professor at Bordeaux University 1 (CNU : 32ème section). Research activities at ICMCB (CNRS :
INC 14ème section).
Sept. 2010 : Professor at Bordeaux University (CNU : 32ème section). Research activities at ICMCB (CNRS : INC 14ème


2000 – 2004: Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche
2010 Chevalière dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques.
Oct. 2010 – 2015 Junior Member of l’Institut Universitaire de France.
2015: Chevalière dans l’Ordre National au Mérite.
2009 – 2015: Prime d’Excellence Scientifique, Université Bordeaux 1
2015 – 2019: Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche: University of Bordeaux

Research Activities

Research fields : molecular magnetism – coordination chemistry– electron transfer compounds – nanosciences.
Expertise fields : photomagnetism and magnetism in coordination compounds.

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Lectures and Tutorials in General Chemistry (1st year Licence), in molecular inorganic chemistry (3rd year Licence, 1st
year Master), multifunctional materials (2nd year Master), molecular magnetism (2nd year Master).
2011-…Training director of the Cluster of excellence AMADEus (Advanced Materials by Design)
2014-2019 Elected member of the Council of Department Sciences & Technology of the University of Bordeaux
2016-2020 Vice-director of the Chemical Sciences Doctoral School in Bordeaux university
2019-… Elected member of the Council of Chemical Sciences Department of the University of Bordeaux
2021-… Director of the Chemical Sciences Doctoral School in Bordeaux university

Supervising Activities

Bachelor students (18), Graduate Students (8), Post-doc fellows (5)
phD students (University Bordeaux): 11
1998 Olivier Cador Bimetallic Molecular Compounds: ground and excited states, supervised with Pr. O. Kahn
1999 Myrtil Kahn Magnetic Interaction between 4f-3d and 4f-organic radical in molecular compounds: experimental and
theoretical approaches, supervised with Pr. O. Kahn
2001 Guillaume Rombaut Photo-induced Magnetism in new materials derived from octacyanometalates
2009 Rémy Le Bris Magnetic and Photomagnetic of coordination compounds based on cyanometalates.
2011 Rodica Ababei Single-Molecule Magnets and spin crossover Compounds; towards new magnetic materials, supervised with
R. Clérac.
2012 Ie-Rang Jeon New photomagnetic materials built from Single-Molecule Magnets, supervised with R. Clérac.
2013 Sergiu Calancea Electron transfer Compounds with photomagnetic properties, supervised with P. Rosa.
2015 Evangelia Koumousi Electron transfer Compounds with photomagnetic properties, supervised with R. Clérac.
2019 Panagiota Perlepe Functional Molecule-based magnetic materials, supervised with R. Clérac.
2020 Morgane Yquel Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks magnetic materials, supervised with R. Clérac
2016-2021 Xinghui Qi Photomagnetic materials based on octacynaomolybdates.

Publications (h index = 44, 6650 citations, Scopus 5th January 2021)

Publications (with chapters in books)
Conferences (with invited lectures)
Invited Seminars
147 (5)
80 (56)

Editorial and Refeering Activities

2010-2014 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry
20 per year av. Journals (Inorg. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., New. J. Chem…)
2 per year av. National Projects (ANR)
4 per year av.Thesis and HDR committees

Most important publications

[678]. P. Perlepe, I. Oyarzabal, A. Mailman, M. Yquel, M. Platunov, I. Dovgaliuk, M. Rouzières, P. Négrier, D. Mondieig, E. A. Suturina, M.A. Dourges, S. Bonhommeau, R. A. Musgrave, K. S. Pedersen, D. Chernyshov, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, “Metal-organic magnets with large coercivity and ordering temperatures up to 242°C”, Science, Vol. 370, Issue 6516, pp. 587-592, (2020) – 10.1126/science.abb3861Abstract – Reprint Full text

[660]. X. Qi, S. Pillet, C. de Graaf, M. Magott, E.E. Bendeif, P. Guionneau, M. Rouzières, V. Marvaud, O. S. Stefańzyk, D. Pinkowicz and C. Mathonière, “Photoinduced Mo—CN Bond Breakage in Octacyanomolybdate Leading to Spin Triplet Trapping “, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 59, 3117-3121, (2020) – 10.1002/anie.201914527 – hal-02499555

[642]. S. F. Jafri, E. S. Koumousi, M.-A. Arrio, A. Juhin, D. Mitcov, M. Rouzières, P. Dechambenoit, D. Li, E. Otero, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, L. Joly, J.-P. Kappler,
C. Cartier dit Moulin, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, P. Sainctavit, Atomic Scale Evidence of the Switching Mechanism in a Photomagnetic CoFe Dinuclear Prussian Blue Analogue, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 3470-3479 (2019) – 10.1021/jacs.8b10484

[559]. D. Aguila, Y. Prado, E. S. Koumousi, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, Switchable Fe/Co Prussian blue networks and molecular analogues, Chem. Soc. Rev., 45, 203-224 (2016) – 10.1039/c5cs00321k

[521]. E.S. Koumousi, I-R. Jeon, Q. Gao, P. Dechambenoit, D.N. Woodruff, P. Merzeau, L. Buisson, X. Jia, D. Li, F. Volatron, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, “Metal-to-Metal Electron Transfer in Co/Fe Prussian Blue Molecular Analogues: The Ultimate Miniaturization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 15461-15464 (2014) – 10.1021/ja508094h

Current Collaborations (in 2020)

In France :

  • Prof. Mallah Talal, Dr Catala Laure, Pr Bleuzen Anne LCI UMR 8182, University of Paris IX, Orsay.
  • Dr. Sainctavit Philippe, Dr. Arrio Marie-Anne, IMPMC, University of Paris VI.
  • Prof. Collet Eric, IPR, University in Rennes.

In Poland :

  • Prof. Sieklucka Barbara, Dawid Pinkowicz University of Krakow.

In Romania:

  • Prof. Andruh Marius, University of Bucharest.

In Denmark:

  • Prof. Bendix Jesper, University of Copenhagen.

In Japan:

  • Prof. Ohkoshi Shin-ichi, University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Tokoro Hiroko, University of Tsukuba

In Canada:

  • Prof. Preuss Kathryn, University of Guelph


  • Prof. Holmes Steve, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • Prof. Long Jeffrey, University of Berkeley.
  • Prof. Dunbar Kim, University of Texas.

In Russia:

  • Dr. Yagubskii, Eduard, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Chernogolovka.

In New Zeland:

  • Prof. Krüger, Paul, University of Christchurch, Christchurch.

In India:

  • Prof. Panja Anangamohan, University of Panskura Banamali College, Panskura