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
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


2018Research 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
2002Maîtrise of Physical Chemistry (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
2001Licence 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


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


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)

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