Dr. Andrej Jancarik

Chargé de Recherche 2ème Classe

Andrej did his PhD in the group of Ivo and Irena Stary at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (IOCB). After graduation in 2014, he joined one of the IOCB-SWAT synthetic unit of Dr. Pavel Majer (the name was inspired by the U.S. special police unit team) focusing on proof of concept and transfer to applications. Since 2016, he has been working at CEMES in Toulouse. Andrej is an expert in the synthesis of helically chiral aromatic compounds and polyaromatic compounds with specific functions, and has received numerous awards; a funding from the renowned Experientia foundation (2016), the Alfred Bader annual prize (Sigma Aldrich) of Czech Republic in organic chemistry (2018) and the Young investigator award (ICT prize) by the Institut de Chimie of Toulouse (2019).

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

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”

Dr. Hab. Rodolphe Clérac

Directeur de Recherche 1ère Classe (Senior CNRS Researcher)
Head of the research laboratory for “Molecular Materials & Magnetism”
Member of the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels, Belgium; www.eurasc.org)
Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE, London, UK; www.ae-info.org)
CNRS Silver Medal 2021

Place and date of Birth:
Versailles (Yvelines, France)
July 18th, 1971
Institutional address:
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP)
Université de Bordeaux – CNRS UMR 5031
M3 research team
115, avenue du Dr. Albert Schweitzer
33600 Pessac, France
Phone:   +33 5 56 84 56 50
                +33 6 03 51 74 16   
Fax:         +33 5 56 84 56 00
Email: clerac@crpp-bordeaux.cnrs.fr
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@CleracR

Photo © Philippe Labeguerie

Rodolphe Clérac received his education in Physical-Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux, France. His Ph.D. work was devoted to the physical properties of molecular antiferromagnetic materials under the supervision of Prof. C. Coulon (defended in 1997). After a short post-doctoral stay in the group of Prof. O. Kahn (ICMCB, Bordeaux), he joined Prof. K. R. Dunbar’s group in 1998 at Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan, USA) and worked on the magnetic properties of coordination chemistry based materials. In 1999, he moved with Prof. K. R. Dunbar’s group to Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas, USA) where he collaborated with Prof. F.A. Cotton on the magnetic properties of metal-metal bonded complexes. He joined the University of Bordeaux in 2000, as associate professor, then in 2008 became full CNRS researcher, got his Habilitation in 2011 and was promoted CNRS Research Director DR2 in 2013 and DR1 in 2018. He received the CNRS Silver Medal in 2021, was elected at the Academia Europaea in 2020, at the European Academy of Sciences in 2019, became in 2014 a distinguished junior fellow of the French Chemical Society and received various awards including in 2017 the France-Berkeley Fund Award, in 2014 the National Chinese Award of the “1000 Talents Program” and in 2009 the Young Researcher award of the Physical Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society. Since 2001, Dr. Clérac has developed at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS) a research team on “molecular materials & magnetism” interested in the synthesis and physical studies of molecular materials including (i) macroconjugated polyaromatic molecules, (ii) molecule-based magnets, single-molecule magnets and single-chain magnets (and their derivatives) with high blocking temperatures or photo-switching properties, (iii) spin-crossover and paramagnetic metal-metal bonded complexes, and (iv) magnetic and/or electro-active solutions and liquid-crystals. During his career, Dr. R. Clérac has trained 32 postdocs, 26 PhD students, 24 Master students, 49 visiting PhD students (for short training period) and 24 undergraduate students. Importantly Dr. R. Clérac has also developed a scientific network of active collaborations across the globe with currently 79 research teams in 27 different countries.

Academic education and professional positions

Since 2018 Senior CNRS Researcher (DR1) at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS UMR 5031)
2013-2018 Senior CNRS Researcher (DR2) at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS UPR 8641)
2011 Research Habilitation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, HDR) from the Université Bordeaux 1
2008-2013 CNRS Researcher at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS UPR 8641)
Since 01/2001 Head of the “Molecular Magnetic Materials” (2001-2013) and “Molecular Materials & Magnetism” (since 2013) teams at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS, UPR 8641)
09/2000 – 09/2008 Associate Professor at IUT Bordeaux I and Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP UPR 8641)
09/1999 – 08/2000 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Texas A&M (College Station, USA) in the group of Prof. K. R. Dunbar and in collaboration with the late Prof. F. A. Cotton
04/1998 – 09/1999 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University (East Lansing USA) in the group of Prof. K. R. Dunbar
09/1997 – 04/1998 Assistant Professor at the Université Bordeaux I: “New cyano-based magnets” under the supervision of Prof. O. Kahn (ICMCB, Pessac)
09/1995 – 08/1997 Teaching Assistant at the Université Bordeaux I
10/1994 – 08/1997 PhD Thesis in Physical-Chemistry at the Université Bordeaux I: “Physical properties of antiferromagnetic molecular materials” under the supervision of Prof. C. Coulon (CRPP, Pessac)
10/1992 – 07/1994 Master degree in Physical-Chemistry at the Université Bordeaux I
09/1989 – 06/1992 Bachelor degree in Chemistry at the Université Bordeaux I

Awards & Honors

2021 CNRS Silver Medal
2020 Elected Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE, London, UK; www.ae-info.org)
2019 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels, Belgium; www.eurasc.org)
Since 2003 French national award of scientific excellence (PES or PEDR)
2014 – 2019 Junior Distinguished Member of the Société Chimique de France
August 2019 & July 2016 Visiting Professor of the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (Nanjing, China).
2017 France-Berkeley Fund Award in recognition of scholarly excellence and commitment to advancing research relationships between France and the United States
December 2018 & November 2017 Dumont d’Urville Visiting Professor of the Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New-Zealand)
July-August 2017 Visiting Researcher of the University of Ottawa (Office of the Vice-President, Research; Ottawa, Canada).
2014 National Chinese Award of the “1000 Talents Program” with Central China Normal University (Wuhan, China)
October & March 2012 Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor of the Moldova State University, (Chisinau, Moldavie)
October 2011 & October 2010 Dumont d’Urville Visiting Professor of the University of Otago, (Nouvelle-Zélande)
April 2009 Visiting Professor of the University of Costa Rica, (San José, Costa Rica)
2009 “Young researcher” award of the “Division de Chimie-Physique (DCP)”, a joint division of the Société Chimique de France (SCF) and the Société Française de Physique (SFP)
June 2008 Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Northeast Normal Univ., (Changchun, Chine)

Publications & lectures

Author or co-author of 510 publications published in peer-reviewed journals (h factor: 80, 23056 citations with an average of 45.21 citations per article; 27/03/2021) and 41 conference proceedings. About 70% of his publications have been published in scientific peer-reviewed journals having an IF’19 superior at 4. He presented 165 lectures including 72 invited lectures in conferences, 61 invited seminars in laboratories and 18 invited teaching lectures.

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

[664]. J.L. Liu, K.S. Pedersen, S.M. Greer, I. Oyarzabal, A. Mondal, S. Hill, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, A. Tressaud, E. Durand, J.R. Long and R. Clérac, “Access to Heteroleptic Fluorido-Cyanido Complexes with a Large Magnetic Anisotropy by Fluoride Abstraction”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 59, 10306 -10310, (2020) – 10.1002/ange.201914934

[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

[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

[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

[612]. D. Rosario-Amorin, P. Dechambenoit, A. Bentaleb, M. Rouzières, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, “Multistability at Room Temperature in a Bent-Shaped Spin-Crossover Complex Decorated with Long Alkyl Chains”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 98−101 (2018) – 10.1021/jacs.7b11042

[573]. K. S. Pedersen, J. Bendix, A. Tressaud, E. Durand, H. Weihe, Z. Salman, T. J. Morsing, D. N. Woodruff, Y. Lan, W. Wernsdorfer, C. Mathonière, S. Piligkos, S. I. Klokishner, S. Ostrovsky, K. Ollefs, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, R. Clérac, “Iridates from the molecular side”, Nature Communications 7, 12195 (2016) – 10.1038/ncomms12195

[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

[386]. Y. Zhang, D. Li, R. Clérac, M. Kalisz, C. Mathonière and S.M. Holmes “Reversible Thermally and Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a Cyano-Bridged {Fe2Co2} Square Complex”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49, 3752-3756, (2010) – 10.1002/anie.201000765

[345]. C. Coulon, R. Clérac, W. Wernsdorfer, T. Colin, H. Miyasaka, “Realization of a Magnet Using an Antiferromagnetic Phase of Single-Chain Magnets”, Phys. Rev. Lett., (2009), 102, 167204(1-4) / 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.167204

[284]. D. Li, R. Clérac, O. Roubeau, E. Harté, C. Mathonière, R. Le Bris, S.M. Holmes, “Magnetic and Optical Bistability Driven by Thermally and Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in a Molecular Cobalt-Iron Prussian Blue Analogue”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2008), 130, 1, 252-258 / 10.1021/ja0757632

[253]. L. Lecren, W. Wernsdorfer, Y-G. Li, A. Vindigni, H. Miyasaka, R. Clérac, “One-Dimensional Supramolecular Organization of Single-Molecule Magnets”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2007), 129, 16, 5045-5051 / 10.1021/ja067744i

[199]. M. Ferbinteanu, H. Miyasaka, W. Wernsdorfer, K. Nakata, K-I. Sugiura, M. Yamashita, C. Coulon, R. Clérac, “Single-Chain Magnet (NEt4)[Mn2(5-MeOsalen)2Fe(CN)6] Made of MnIII-FeIII-MnIII Trinuclear Single-Molecule Magnet with an ST = 9/2 Spin Ground State”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2005), 127, 3090-3099 / 10.1021/ja0468123

[171]. O. Roubeau, A. Colin, V. Schmitt, R. Clérac, “Thermoreversible Gels as Magneto-Optical Switches”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., (2004), 43, 3283-3286 / 10.1002/anie.200454050

[134]. R. Clérac, H. Miyasaka, M. Yamashita, C. Coulon, “Evidence for Single-Chain Magnet behavior in a MnIII-NiII chain designed with high spin magnetic units: a route to high temperature magnets”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2002), 124, 12837-12844 / 10.1021/ja0203115

Directly supervised PhD work (21)

Since December 2020 Abhijit Adak, “Advanced 2D materials by metal-organic framework engineering”
Since September 2019 Dandan Lou, “Synthesis, study and functionalization of redox-active molecule-based 2D materials”
2017 – 2020 Morgane Yquel, “Pyrazine based coordination polymers: Toward high temperature magnetically ordered materials.” co-supervised with Prof. C. Mathonière
2016 – 2019 Hongyuan Chuai, “Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotube-Supported Rh-M Catalysts and Catalytic Performance of Hydroformylation” co-supervised with Prof. Weiping Huang (Nankai University, China)
2016 – 2019 Panagiota S. Perlepe, “Magnetic and Electrically Conductive Two-Dimensional Coordination Networks Based on the Redox-Active Pyrazine Ligand” co-supervised with Prof. C. Mathonière
2015 – 2019 Xiaozhou Ma, “Synthesis and study of redox-active nanomagnets” co-supervised with Dr. P. Dechambenoit
2013 – 2017 Elena Darbinean, “Rational functionalization of molecular materials: towards magnetic liquids and liquid crystals”
2013 – 2017 Dumitru Samohvalov, “Synthesis and characterization of new molecular magnets” co-supervised with Dr. P. Dechambenoit
2012 – 2015 Evangelia Koumousi, “Photomagnetic molecular materials” co-supervised with Prof. C. Mathonière (ICMCB, Pessac France)
2011 – 2015 Mihail Secu, “Molecular Magnetic materials based on thiosemicarbazone ligands” co-supervised with Prof. M. Revenco (Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldavie)
2011 – 2013 Kasper Steen Pedersen, “New single-molecule and single-chain magnets” co-supervised with Prof. J. Bendix (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
2010 – 2014 Dmitri Mitcov, “Rational functionalization of molecular magnetic materials: toward liquid crystalline phases, improved solubility and modulation of the physical properties”
2009 – 2012 Ie-Rang Jeon, “Organization of Single-Molecule Magnets by coordination chemistry: toward a new generation of magnetic and photomagnetic molecular materials” co-supervised with Prof. C. Mathonière (ICMCB, Pessac France)
2009 – 2012 Indrani Bhowmick, “Synthesis and characterization of molecular magnetic materials based on 3d and 4d/5d metal ions bridged by cyanido ligands”
2008 – 2012 Oleg Palamarciuc, “Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of mono- and poly-nuclear coordination complexes” co-supervised with Prof. M. Revenco (Chisinau, Moldavie)
2008 – 2011 Diana Siretanu, “Functionalization of magnetic molecular materials: toward solubles systems and liquid-crystals”
2007 – 2011 Rodica Ababei, “Synthesis and characterization of new magnetic and photomagnetic molecular materials” co-supervised with Prof. C. Mathonière
2007 – 2010 Juergen Feuersenger, “Synthesis and characterisation of 3d-4f-complexes and their magnetic properties” co-supervised with Prof. A. K. Powell
2004 – 2007 Pauline Grondin, “Physico-chemical studies of magnetic liquid-crystals and gels” co-supervised with Prof. A. Colin
2002 – 2006 Lollita Lecren, “Organization of Single-Molecule Magnets in coordination and inorganic networks: syntheses, structures and properties”
2002 – 2005 Xavier F. Le Goff, “Preparation and studies of the physico-chemical properties of new magnetic materials” co-supervised with Prof. C. Coulon