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
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)


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)

2020Hugo Marchi
2019Ludmilla 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”