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
Email: corine.mathoniere@crpp.cnrs.fr

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Education

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.
Positions
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
section).

Distinctions

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)
42

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

In USA:

  • 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

Dr. Itziar Oyarzabal

Postdoc

Place and date of Birth:
Zumarraga (Gipuzkoa, Spain)
16 March 1988
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
CRPP – CNRS UMR5031
Research team M3
115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France

Email:      itziar.oyarzabal@crpp.cnrs.fr

Education

2012 – 2015 PhD degree in Applied Chemistry and Polymeric Materials. Faculty of Chemistry, Applied Chemistry Department, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Thesis title: Systematic Studies on 3d-3d and 3d-4f Multimetallic Complexes with Interesting Magnetic and/or Luminescent Properties. Thesis title: Systematic Studies on 3d-3d and 3d-4f Multimetallic Complexes with Interesting Magnetic and/or Luminescent Properties.
2011 – 2012 Master´s degree in Applied Chemistry and Polymeric Materials. Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country, Spain
2006 – 2011 Bachelor in Chemistry. Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Previous positions

2016 Postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of the Basque Country, Spain

Publications

Author or co-author of 18 research
papers published in refereed journals. 

Most significant publications

–       The effect of the disposition of coordinated
oxygen atoms on the magnitude of the energy barrier for magnetization reversal
in a family of linear trinuclear Zn-Dy-Zn complexes with a square-antiprism DyO8
coordination sphere
. I. Oyarzabal,
A. Rodríguez-Diéguez, M. Barquín, J. M. Seco, E. Colacio, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46,
4278- 4286.

–      
Rare earth
anthracenedicarboxylate metal-organic frameworks: slow relaxation of
magnetization of Nd3+, Gd3+, Dy3+, Er3+
and Yb3+ based materials.
A. J. Calahorro, I. Oyarzabal, B. Fernández, J. M. Seco, T. Tian, D. Fairen-Jiménez,
E. Colacio, A. Rodríguez-Diéguez. Dalton
Trans
., 2016, 45, 591-598.

–      
Analysis of the role of peripheral ligands coordinated to ZnII
in enhancing the energy barrier in luminescent linear trinuclear Zn-Dy-Zn
single-molecule magnets.
J. P. Costes, S. Titos-Padilla, I. Oyarzabal, T. Gupta, C. Duhayon, G.
Rajaraman, E. Colacio, Chem. Eur. J.,
2015, 21, 15785-15796.

–      
Increasing the effective energy barrier promoted by the change of a
counteranion in a Zn-Dy-Zn SMM: slow relaxation via the second excited state.
I. Oyarzabal, J. Ruiz, E. Ruiz,
D. Aravena, J. M. Seco, E. Colacio, Chem.
Commun
., 2015, 51, 12353-12356.

–    Rational
electrostatic design of easy-axis magnetic anisotropy in a ZnII-DyIII-ZnII
single-molecule magnet with high energy barrier
. I. Oyarzabal, J. Ruiz, J. M. Seco, M.
Evangelisti, A. Camón, E. Ruiz, D. Aravena, E. Colacio.  Chem.
Eur. J
., 2014, 20, 14262-14269.

Mathieu Rouzières

CNRS engineer for characterization & instrumental development (magnetometry)

Mathieu Rouzières

Place and date of Birth:
Talence (Gironde, France)
11 Avril 1980
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
CRPP – CNRS UMR5031
Research team M3
115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France
Phone:     +33 5 56 84 56 24    
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00
Email:      mathieu.rouzieres@crpp.cnrs.fr

Academic education and professional positions

Since 2019 Assistant Ingénieur en Science des matériaux et Caractérisation, CNRS CRPP, Team M3
2017 – 2019 Local contact and member of the comittee of the European magnetometry network for the Université de Bordeaux
Since 2016 Local contact and member of the comittee of the French magnetometry network for the CRPP
2010 – 2019 Assistant Ingénieur en Instrumentation et Techniques expérimentales, CNRS CRPP, Team M3
2004 – 20010 Assistant Ingénieur en Instrumentation, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Ligne de lumière de spectroscopie InfraRouge et TeraHertz AILES
2001 – 2002 Analyste programmeur (C++, WinDev), European Data
2001 DUT Mesures Physiques, Université de Bordeaux

Most significant 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

[658]. Y.S. Ye, X.Q. Chen, Y. De Cai, B. Fei, P. Dechambenoit, M. Rouzières, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac and X. Bao “Slow Dynamics of the Spin-Crossover Process in an Apparent High-Spin Mononuclear FeII Complex”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 18888-18891, (2019) – 10.1002/anie.201911538.

[640]. D. Sadhukhan, P. Ghosh, C. J. Gómez-García, M. Rouzieres, Co(II)-Hydrazone Schiff Base Single Ion Magnet Exhibiting Field Induced Slow Relaxation Dynamics, Magnetochemistry, 4, 56 (2018) –10.3390/magnetochemistry4040056

[633]. K. S. Pedersen, P. Perlepe, M. L. Aubrey, D. N. Woodruff, S.E. Reyes-Lillo, A. Reinholdt, L. Voigt, Z. Li, K. Borup, M. Rouzières, D. Samohvalov, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, J. B. Neaton, J. R. Long, R. Clérac, “Formation of the layered conductive magnet CrCl2(pyrazine)2 through redox-active coordination chemistry”, Nature Chemistry, 10, 1056-1061 (2018) – 0.1038/s41557-018-0107-7

Most significant instrumental developments

2019 Creation of softwares to treat and analize magnetic data (MagSuite)
2017 – 2020 Conception of a four points inline probe for conductivity measurements for Quantum Design PPMS systems, compatible with air sensitive pellet, and a controlled environment from 400 to 1.9 K, and up to 9T
2015 – 2016 Improvement of the control & acquisition software of a prototype for visible reflectance measurements, with a controlled environment from 270 to 10 K, and with an adjustable irradiation (365 – 1050 nm)
2013 – 2015 Integration of helium recondenser on Quantum Design systems (MPMS XL, PPMS)

Dr. Pierre Dechambenoit

Maître de Conférences / Associate professor, University of Bordeaux – IUT HSE (EH&S)

Place and date of Birth:
Mulhouse (Haut Rhin, France)
25 Mars 1982
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
CRPP – CNRS UMR5031
Research team M3
115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France

Phone:     +33 5 56 84 56 71    
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00
Email:      pierre.dechambenoit@crpp.cnrs.fr

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Academic
degrees

2021 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches
2008 Ph. D. at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, Prof. M. W. Hosseini and Dr. S. Ferlay
2005 DEA of Transition Metal Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Mention Bien (Strasbourg)
2003 – 2004 Licence and Maitrise of Chemistry (Strasbourg)
2001 – 2002 DEUG in Science of the matter, Mention Très Bien (1st) (Strasbourg)

Previous
positions

2009 – 2010 Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of California Berkeley, (USA), Prof J. R. Long

Publications

Author or co-author of 52 research papers published in refereed journals (h factor = 22).

Significant
publications

[665]. X. Ma, E. A. Suturina, M. Rouzières, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, R. Clérac and P. Dechambenoit, “A heteroleptic diradical Cr(III) complex with extended spin delocalization and large intramolecular magnetic exchange”, Chem. Commun., 56, 4906-4909, (2020) – 10.1039/d0cc00548g

[647]. X. Ma, E. A. Suturina, M. Rouzières, M. Platunov, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, R. Clérac, P. Dechambenoit, “Using Redox-Active π Bridging Ligand as a Control Switch of Intramolecular Magnetic Interactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 7721-7725 (2019) – 10.1021/jacs.9b03044

[628]. X. Ma, E. A. Suturina, S. De, P. Négrier, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, P. Dechambenoit, “A Redox-Active Bridging Ligand to Promote Spin Delocalization,
High-Spin Complexes, and Magnetic Multi-Switchability”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 7841-7845 (2018) – 10.1002/anie.201803842

[—]. Dechambenoit, P., Long, J.R., “Microporous magnet”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 40(6), pp. 3249-3265 (2011)

Dr. Hab. Fabien Durola

Chargé de Recherche Classe Normale (CNRS Researcher)

Place and date of Birth:
Trinité (Martinique, France)
24 October 1979
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
CRPP – CNRS UMR5031
Research team M3
115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France
Phone:    +33 5 56 84 56 71  
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00
Email:      fabien.durola@crpp.cnrs.fr

Education

2018 Research habilitation (HDR, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Bordeaux University
2007 Ph. D. in Chemistry (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France)
2004 DEA in Transition Metal Chemistry and Molecular Engineering (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France)
2004 Magistère of Physics and Chemistry (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
2003 Agrégation de Sciences Physiques, option Chimie
2002 Maîtrise of Physical Chemistry (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
2001 Licence of Physical Chemistry (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)

Previous positions

2008 – 2009 Post-doctoral Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA), with Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr
2007 – 2008 Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France), with Prof. Valérie Heitz and Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage
2004 – 2007 PhD student at the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) supervised by Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Awards

2008 Award of the Scientific Council of the Université Louis Pasteur
(for doctoral thesis)

Publications

Author or co-author of 51 research papers published in refereed journals (h = 19).

Significant recent publications

[657]. A. Robert, G. Naulet, H. Bock, N. Vanthuyne, M. Jean, M. Giorgi, Y. Carissan, C. Aroulanda, A. Scalabre, E. Pouget, F. Durola and Y. Coquerel, Cyclobishelicenes: Shape-Persistent Figure-Eight Aromatic Molecules with Promising Chiroptical Properties, Chem. Eur. J., 25, 14364-14369, (2019) – 10.1002/chem.201902637

[644]. G. Naulet, S. Huet-Exiga, H. Bock, F. Durola, Synthesis of a [20]phenacene dodeca-ester by controlled condensation of seven naphthalene-based building blocks, Org. Chem. Front., 6, 994-997 (2019) – 10.1039/c9qo00125e

[639]. G. Naulet, L. Sturm, A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, F. Röhricht, R.
Herges, H. Bock, F. Durola, Cyclic tris-[5]helicenes with single and triple
twisted Mobius topologies and Mobius aromaticity, Chem. Sci., 9, 8930-8936 (2018) – 10.1039/c8sc02877j

[605]. A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, E. A. Hillard, H. Bock, F. Durola, Non-planar oligoarylene macrocycles from biphenyl, Chem. Commun., 53, 11540-11543 (2017) – 10.1039/c7cc06798d

Doctoral theses supervised (all at CRPP/Université Bordeaux)

2019 Frédéric Aribot
2015 – 2018 Guillaume Naulet
2014 – 2017 Antoine Robert
2010 – 2013 Anirban Pradhan

Dr. Hab. Harald Bock

Directeur de Recherche 2ème Classe (CNRS Researcher)

Place and date of Birth:
Berlin (Germany)
13 September 1966
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
CRPP – CNRS UMR5031
Research team M3
115, avenue du Dr. A. Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France
Phone:     +33 5 56 84 56 73   
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00
Email:      harald.bock@crpp.cnrs.fr

Academic education and professional positions

10/1984 – 06/1989 Chemistry studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
04/1987 – 09/1989 Teaching assistant in Physical Chemistry
09/1988 – 05/1989 Diploma thesis with Prof. J. Mulzer/FUB: “intramolecular asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions“
07/1989 – 10/1989 Invited scientist at the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) with Prof. Y. Mazur : Total synthesis of the antiretroviral agent hypericin
10/1989 – 06/1990 Continued work with J. Mulzer
04/1990 – 10/1990 Teaching assistant in organic chemistry/FUB
10/1990 – 11/1994 Doctoral thesis with Prof. W. Helfrich (FUB) and Prof. G. Heppke (Technische Universität Berlin/TUB) : “electro-optical effects with columnar liquid crystals”
12/1994 – 03/1995 Continued work with W. Helfrich
04/1995 – 09/1998 Research Scientist at Sharp Laboratories of Europe (SLE), Oxford, England, with Prof. E. P. Raynes: novel liquid crystal display modes and organic LEDs
09/1996 Promotion to Senior Research Scientist/SLE
10/1998 – 2008 Chargé de Recherche (CNRS) at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS UPR8641): columnar liquid crystals for organic electronics
11/2003 “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” (Université Bordeaux I)
2008 Promotion to “Directeur de Recherche” (CNRS)

Awards

06/1996 Glenn Brown Award of the International Liquid Crystal Society (for doctoral thesis)

Significant recent publications

[655]. J. Vollbrecht, C. Wiebeler, H. Bock, S. Schumacher, H.-S. Kitzerow, Curved Polar Dibenzocoronene Esters and Imides versus Their Planar Centrosymmetric Homologs: Photophysical and Optoelectronic Analysis, J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 4483−4492 (2019) – 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10730

[652]. G. Farias, D. S. Simeao, T. S. Moreira, P. L. dos Santos, A. Bentaleb, E. Girotto, A. P. Monkman, J. Eccher, F. Durola, H. Bock, B. de Souza, I. H. Bechtold, An unusual plank-shaped nematogen with a graphene nanoribbon core, J. Mater. Chem. C, 7, 12080-12085 (2019) – 10.1039/c9tc03704g

[646]. C. A. M. Salla, G. Farias, M. Rouzières, P. Dechambenoit, F. Durola, H. Bock, B. de Souza,* I. H. Bechtold, Persistent Solid-State Phosphorescence and Delayed Fluorescence at Room Temperature by a Twisted Hydrocarbon, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 6982-6986 (2019) – 10.1002/anie.201901672

[644]. G. Naulet, S. Huet-Exiga, H. Bock, F. Durola, Synthesis of a [20]phenacene dodeca-ester by controlled condensation of seven naphthalene-based building blocks, Org. Chem. Front., 6, 994-997 (2019) – 10.1039/c9qo00125e

Doctoral theses supervised (all at CRPP/Université Bordeaux 1)

2020 Hugo Marchi
2019 Ludmilla Sturm
2009 – 20012 Parantap Sarkar, “The ceramidonine and Perkin approaches to aromatic nanoribbons”
2008 – 2011 Julien Kelber, “Columnar liquid crystalline donors and acceptors for organic solar cells”
2005 – 2008 Noémie Buffet, “Ropyrenequinones: Towards strongly absorbing acceptor-type columnar liquid crystals for photovoltaic cells”
2003 – 2006 Sébastien Dardel, “Study of columnar liquid crystals in organic solution and as open thin film”