Patrice RANNOU

Systèmes Moléculaires & NanoMatériaux pour l'Energie & la Santé (SyMMES)

Laboratoire Synthèse, STructurE & Propriétés de Matériaux Fonctionnels (STEP

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Synthesis, Structure & Properties of Functional Materials Lab. (STEP)

UMR5819-SyMMES (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alps): Molecular Systems & NanoMaterialS for Energy & Health (SyMMES)

Institute Nanoscience & Croygenics (INAC), CEA-Grenoble, 17, Rue des Martyrs F-38 054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)


Short Bio

Dr. Patrice Rannou (ORCID: 0000-0001-9376-7136) graduated from the Textile & Chemical Institute of Lyon (1993/M.Sc. in Polymer chemistry) and from University Montpellier II (1994/M.Sc. in Polymer Physics) and E.N.S. de Chimie de Montpellier (1994/M.Sc. in Polymer Science). He holds a PhD in Physics from the University J. Fourier (1998) and a research habilitation (HDR) in Chemistry (2013) from the University of Grenoble. After 15 months spent as a visiting researcher at the R & D New Materials Center of Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd (HCC) in Hitachi-city, Japan, he was hired in 1999 as a CNRS researcher in the UMR5819-SyMMES (Molecular Systems & nanoMaterialS for Energy & health) lab where he is serving (since 2015) as a CNRS Director of Research. Till date (i.e. Nov. 2018), he has (co)advised 15 postdoctoral fellows, (co)supervised 9 PhD students and >30 (under)graduate students. He is the (co)authors of 125 papers (70 regular articles and 55 proceeding papers), 2 book chapters, and 11 patents.


Professional Preparation

-2013: Habilitation (HDR: "Habilitation a Diriger les Recherches") in Chemistry (University of Grenoble I-UG)

-1998: Ph.D. in Physics (University Joseph FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF)

-1994: M.Sc. in Polymer Physics (University of Montpellier II-UMII)

-1994: M.Sc. in Polymer Science (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier-ENSCM)

-1993: M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry and Blends (Textile & Chemical Institute-ITECH)


-04/15-To date: Directeur de Recherche 2ème Classe CNRS (DR2 is equivalent to a position of Full Professor)

-09/17-01/18: Director of the Observatory for Micro and NanoTechnologies (UMS2920-OMNT [CEA/CNRS])

-09/13-09/17: Deputy-Head of the Observatory for Micro and NanoTechnologies (UMS2920-OMNT [CEA/CNRS])

-10/02-04/15: Chargé de Recherche 1ère Classe CNRS (CR1 is equivalent to a position of Associate Professor)

-10/99-10/02: Chargé de Recherche 2ème Classe CNRS (CR2 is equivalent to a position of Assistant Professor)

CNRS/Institute of Chemistry (INC)

Section 11: "Supra/Macro-Molecular Systems & Materials: Elaboration, Properties, & Functions"

UMR5819-SyMMES (CEA/CNRS/University Grenoble Alps)

-06/98-06/99: Visiting Researcher, New Materials Laboratory R&D Center, Hitachi Chemical. Co. Ltd, Hitachi, Japan.


Research Areas

-Functional (Multi-Block) Molecules, Macromolecules, Supramolecules & Supramacromolecules

-Self-Organized (Bioinspired & Biosourced) Pi-Conjugated (Semi)Conducting and Ionically Conducting Materials

-Organic/Plastic & (Supra)Molecular (Opto)Electronics and Iontronics

Research Interests & Keywords

-Organic & (Supra/Macro)Molecular Chemistry: Molecular, Macromolecular & Supramolecular Engineering Approaches & Synthetic Routes towards Oligomer, Homopolymer, Alternated Copolymer, Block Copolymer & Dendritic Functional Architectures

-(Quasi-)1D vs. 2D vs. 3D Self-Assembly of Functional Materials: Controlled Phase Separation (Self-organization & Hierachization) in (Multiblock) Functional Architectures based on Covalent & Non-Covalent (Ionic, H-Bonding, Van der walls..) Interactions

-Pi-Conjugated Materials: Organic SemiConductors (thiophene-based OSCs) & Organic Conductors (aniline-based OCS)

-Organic Single Crystals & Liquid Crystals (LCs): Molecular OSCs, Calamitic/Sanidic and Polycatenar Functional LC OSCs

-Bioinspired & Biosourced OSCs: DNA-OSC Hybrids, Self-Assembled Oligo(Peptide)s (Quantum Dots (QDs) & Nanotubes (NTs)), Proteins

-Single-Ion Conducting Materials: Homo/Block Co-polymers

-Ionic/Electronic Transport & Optoelectronic Properties: dc-Conductivity, Charge Carrier Mobility (SCLC/OFET), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Electronic & Energy & Ionic Transfers

-Optoelectronic and Iontronic Devices: Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Solar Cells (Donor/Acceptor Heterojunctions), Batteries

Research Overview

In a nutshell: Multi-scale structures/property (electronic, ionic, protonic transfers) correlations within self-assembled and hierarchized synthetic and bioinspired functional (liquid crystalline) materials

Through the rational (bioinspired) design, controlled synthesis, and advanced processing of functional (synthetic and biosourced (e.g. DNA, Peptide, Protein)) soft materials (oligomers & homo/block co-polymers, dendrons/dendrimers) aiming at encoding complex and efficient functions through hierarchical self-assembly processes across many length scales (nano⇒meso⇒micro⇒macro-scales), the main aim of my research activities for the past two decades has been dedicated to eradicating all potential sources of (chemical, structural, and energetic) disorder to boost the efficiencies of electronic, ionic and protonic transfers at work within active layers of (opto)electronic actives devices (IT/Organic (Bio)Electronics: FETs & solar cells), of proton exchange membranes of Fuel Cells (Energy Generation), and of (liquid crystalline/polymer) electrolytes of batteries and supercapacitors (Energy Storagae).These (bio)material science approaches are combined with the technical developments of multimodal (at the SyMMES lab & ESRF large scale facility) platforms for performing in depth (in situ and operando) studies with the goal of accessing the intrinsic (defect-free) and ultimate electronic, ionic and protonic transfer performances of functional soft materials towards next generation applications within the fields of IT (Nano(Bio)electronics) and Energy generation and storage (Nanonionics/Nanofluidics) .


PhD Opening

*Light-Matter Interaction within Protein nanowires: Toward Bio-Inspired Optoelectronics


PhD Position Filled as of Nov. 13, 2018!

*Ionic Liquid Crystals: Towards Tunable by Design Electrolytes


PhD Position Filled as of June 15, 2018!

*Functional Block Copolymers (FunBCPs): Encoding Performances in Smart Active Layers for Next Generation Battery and Solar Cells

PDF Position filled as of Nov. 20, 2017! 



Postdoctoral Fellow Position (PDF) Opening

*Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) Of Functional Block Copolymers: Multiscale Structure/Property Correlation

PDF Position filled as of June 1, 2017! 



Personal Selection of 25 Publications (P1-25) over the 2002-2018 Period (full list on request to: ) of over 124 papers (69 regular articles and 55 proceeding papers), 2 book chapters (Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Molecular Systems in Condensed Phase (2003) & Handbook of Liquid Crystals (2014)), and 11 patents.

-P1. "Alignment of Nanoplates in lamellar diblock copolymer domains and the effect of particle volume fraction on phase behavior", N.M. Krook, J. Ford, M. Maréchal, P. Rannou, J.S. Meth, C.B. Murray, R.J. Composto, ACS. Macro. Lett. 7, 1400-1407 (2018).

-P2. "Self-assembled highly ordered acid layers in precisely sulfonated polyethylene produce efficient proton transport", E.B. Trigg, T.W. Gaines, M. Maréchal, D.E. Moed, P. Rannou, K.B. Wagener, M.J. Stevens, K.I. Winey, Nat. Mater. 17, 725-731  (2018).

-P3. "Dynamic self-assembly of DNA minor groove-binding ligandDB921 into nanotubestriggeredby an alkali halide", R. Mizuta, J.M. Devos, J. Webster, W.L. Ling, R. Narayanan, A. Round, D. Munnir, E. Moussu, A.A. Frahat, D.W. Boykin, W.D. Wilson, S. Neidle, R.Schweins, P. Rannou, M. Harertlein, V.T. Forsyth, E.P. Mitchell, Nanoscale 10, 5550-5508 (2018).

-P4. "Unveiling the ion conduction mechanism in imidazolium-based poly(ionic liquids): A comprehensive investigation of the structure-t-transport interplay", V. Delhorbe, D. Bresser, H. Mendil-Jakani, P. Rannou, L. Bernard, T. Gutel, S. Lyonnard, L. Picard, Macromolecules 50, 4309-4321 (2017). 

-P5. "Self-Assembly of carbohydrate-block-Poly(3-hexylthiophene) diblock copolymer into sub-10 nm scale lamellar structures", Y. Sakai-Otsuka, S. Zaioncz, I. Otsuka, S. Halila, P. Rannou, R. Borsali, Macromolecules 50, 3365-3376 (2017).

-P6. "A synthetic redox biofilm made from metalloprotein–prion domain chimera nanowires", L. Altamura, C. Horvath, S. Rengaraj, A. Rongier, K. Elouarzaki, C. Gondran, A.L.B. Maçon, C. Vendrely, V, M. Fontecave, D. Mariolle, P. Rannou, A. Le Goff, N. Duraffourg, M. Holzinger, V. Forge Nat. Chem. 9, 157-163 (2016).

-P7. "Exploring redox states, doping and ordering of electroactive star-shaped oligo(aniline)s", B.M. Mills, N. Fey,T. Marszalek, W. Pisula, P. Rannou, C. F. J. Faul, Chem. Eur. J. 22, 16950-16956 (2016).

-P8. "Tuning optical properties of functionalized gold nanorods through controlled interactions with organic semiconductors", R.C. Ferrier Jr, G. Gines, D. Gasparutto, B. Pépin-Donat, P. Rannou, R.J. Composto, J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 17899-17909.

-P9."Tuning structure and function in tetra(aniline)-based rod-coild-rod architectures", C.U. Udeh, P. Rannou, B.P. Brown, J.O. Thomas, C.F.J. Faul, J. Mater. Chem. C 1 (2013) 6428-6437.

-P10. "The Influence of polymer purification on photovoltaic device performance of a series of indacenodithiophene donor polymers", R.S. Ashraf, B.C. Schroeder, H.A. Bronstein, Z. Huang, S. Thomas, R.J. Kline, C.J. Brabec, P. Rannou, T.D. Anthopoulos, J.R. Durrant, I. McCulloch. Adv. Mater. 25 (2013) 2029-2034.

-P11. "Double smectic self-assembly in block copolypeptide complexes", J.S. Haatja, N. Houbenov, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis, A. Karatzas, C.F.J. Faul, P. Rannou, O. Ikkala, Biomacromolecules 13 (2012) 3572-3580.

-P12. "Donnor-Acceptor alternating copolymers containing thienopyrroledione electron accepting units: Preparation, redox behaviour, and application to photovoltaic cells", C. Ottone, P. Berrouard, G. Louarn, S. Beaupré, D. Gendron, M. Zagorska, P. Rannou, A. Najari, S. Sadki, M. Leclerc, A. Pron. Polym. Chem. 3 (2012) 2355-2365.

-P13. "Influence of polymorphism on charge transport properties in isomers of fluorenone-based liquid crystalline semiconductors", F. Lincker, A-J. Attias, F. Mathevet, B. Heinrich, B. Donnio, J-L. Fave, P. Rannou, R. Demadrille Chem. Commun. 48 (2012) 3209-3211.

-P14. "Delineating poly(aniline) redox chemistry using tailored oligo(aryleneamine)s: Towards oligo(aniline)-based organic semiconductors with tunable optoelectronic properties ", Z. Shao, P. Rannou, S. Sadki, N. Fey, D.M. Lindsay, C.F.J. Faul, Chem. Eur. J. 17 (2011) 12512-12521.

-P15. "Fluorenone core donor-acceptor-donor pi-conjugated molecules end-capped with dendritic oligo(thiophene)s: Preparation, liquid crystalline behaviour, and photovoltaic applications", F. Lincker, B. Heinrich, R. De Bettignies, P. Rannou, J. Pécaut, B. Grévin, A. Pron, B. Donnio, R. Demadrille. J. Mater. Chem. 21 (2011) 5238-5247.

-P16. "Self-assembly and hierarchies in pyridine-containing homopolymers and block copolymers with hydrogen-bonded cholesteric side-chains", J.T. Korhonen, T. Verho, P. Rannou, O. Ikkala, Macromolecules 43 (2010) 1507-1514.

-P17. "Molecular weight dependence of chain packing and semicrystalline structure in oriented films of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) revealed by high resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy", M. Brinkmann & P. Rannou, Macromolecules 42 (2009) 1125-1130.

-P18. "Probing local electronic transport at the single crystal/dielectric interface", Y. Luo, F. Gustavo, J.-H. Henry, F. Mathevet, F. Lefloch, M. Sanquer, P. Rannou, B. Grévin, Adv. Mater. 19 (2007) 2267-2273.

-P19. "Effect of molecular weight on the structure and morphology of oriented thin films of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) grown by directional epitaxial solidification", M. Brinkmann & P. Rannou, Adv. Funct. Mater. 17 (2007) 101-108.

-P20. "Probing the electronic properties of self-organized poly(3-dodecylthiophene) monolayers by two-dimensional scanning tunneling spectroscopy imaging at the single chain scale", L. Scifo, M. Dubois, M. Brun, P. Rannou, S. Latil, A. Rubio, B. Grévin, NanoLett. 6 (2006) 1711-1718.

-P21. "Grafting of oligoaniline on CdSe nanocrystals: Spectroscopic, electrochemical, and spectroelectrochemical properties of the resulting organic/inorganic hybrid", C. Querner, P. Reiss, M. Zagorska, O. Renaud, R. Payerne, F. Genoud, P. Rannou, A. Pron, J. Mater. Chem. 15 (2005) 554-563.

-P22. "Electrochemistry: Arrays of polymer nanowires", B. Grévin & P. Rannou, Nat. Mater. 3 (2004) 503-504: Invited News & Views.

-P23. "Multi-scale scanning tunnelling microscopy study of self-assembly phenomena in two-dimensional polycrystals of p-conjugated polymers: The case of regioregular poly(dioctylbithiophene-alt-fluorenone)", M. Brun, R. Demadrille, P. Rannou, A. Pron, J.P. Travers, B. Grévin. Adv. Mater. 16 (2004) 2087-2092.

-P24. "Low Tg, stretchable polyaniline of metallic type conductivity: The role of dopant engineering in the control of supramolecular organization and in the tuning of its properties", B. Dufour, P. Rannou, D. Djurado, H. Janeczek, M. Zagorska, A. de Geyer, J.P. Travers, A. Pron. Chem. Mater. 15 (2003) 1587-1592.

-P25."Processible conjugated polymers: From organic semiconductors to organic metals and superconductors", P. Rannou & A. Pron,Prog. Polym. Sci. 27 (2002) 135-190: Invited Review.


(Gratefully Acknowledged) National Funding & Support (NFS) and International Funding & Support (IFS)

-NFS-CNRS: Institute of Chemistry (INC) & Institute of Physics (INP)

-NFS-CNRS-MRCT & Nanorgasol ( National Network for Organic Solar Cells

-NFS-C’Nano Rhône-Alpes (

-NFS-CEA MINATEC/LETI & DSM: Chimtronique & DSM-Energie

-NFS-French Ministry of Research: ACI, ANR, CARNOT Institute, Excellency Laboratory (Labex ARCANE and Labex Lanef), National RTB program , Hubert Curien Program (PHC)

-NFS-Nanosciences Foundation (

-NFS-Labex-Lanef (

-NFS-Labex-Arcane (

-NFS-University J. FOURIER-Grenoble I: Centre for Chemistry, Life and Healthcare Sciences and Bioengineering (CSBSV)

-NFS-University J. FOURIER-Grenoble I: Emergence and Strategic Partnership Programe

-IFS-Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd

-IFS-IFCPAR: Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research

-IFS-ISERE-International Summer Research Experience (with funding/support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI))

-IFS-MINATEC Summer program (with funding/support from the National Science Foundation (NSF))

-IFS-ANR/NSF-PIRE Partnerships for International Research and Education (

-IFS-PHC-POLONIUM (with funding/support from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)


Synergistic Activities

-2018: Co-organizer of the 1st GrEnoble eNerGy ConversIoN & storagE Winter School (ENGINE2019)


Member of ENGINE's Organizing Committee

-2015-To Date: Member of the CFCL's Scientific Committee


-2015: Co-organizer of the 17th Edition of the French Workshop of Self-Organized Anisotropic Systems (CFCL2015)


Member of the CFCL2015’Organizing Committee

-2014: Co-organizer of the 2nd Organic Electronics Summer School (OESS2014)


Member of the OESS's Steering Committee and Program Co-Chair (with Prof. Raphaël CLERC)

-2013-To Date: Member of the ICOE's Program Committee


-2013-To Date: Co-organizer of the French-American Workshop (FAW)


Member of the Organizing Committee of FAW.

-2013: Co-organizer of the 9th International Conference on Organic Electronics (ICOE)


Member of the ICOE2013'Organizing Committee and Program Co-Chair (with Prof. Raphaël CLERC)

-2012-To date: Member of the Steering Committee of the MINATEC Summer Program (MSP), renamed from 2014 onward as Giant International Internship Programe (GIIP)

-2012-01/2014: Responsible of communication (CNRS-INP/INC sides) of the UMR5819-SPrAM (CEA/CNRS/UJF) Lab

-2012: Co-organizer of the 41st National Congress of the French Association of Polymers (GFP)


Member of the GFP2012’Organizing Committee

-2006-To date: Co-organizer of the International Conference on Molecular Electronics (ElecMol)


Member of the ElecMol’s Organizing Committee.

-2004-2017: Co-leader (With Dr. Jean-Louis FAVE) of a team of ca. 25 French leading experts of the emerging field of organic (opto)electronics and Senior Expert within the Organic Electronics division of the French Observatory of Micro & NanoTechnologies


-2001-03/2013: Elected member of the Scientific Council of the UMR5819-SPrAM (CEA/CNRS/Univ. J. FOURIER-Grenoble I) Laboratory of Structures & Properties of Molecular Architectures.


(Greatly Appreciated & Enjoyed) Past/Present Local, National & International Collaborations with the groups of:

Prof. André-Jean ATTIAS, University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC)/Paris VI (France)

Prof. Christoph J. BRABEC, Friedrich-Alexander-University (Germany)

Prof. Paul F. BARBARA, University of Texas @ Austin (USA)

Dr. Redouane BORSALI, UPR5301-CERMAV (France)

Dr. Martin BRINKMANN, Institut Charles Sadron (France)

Prof. Raphaël CLERC, IOGS (France)

Dr. Marie-Noëlle COLLOMB, UMR5250 (CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-DCM (France)

Prof. Russel J. COMPOSTO, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Dr. Renaud DEMADRILLE, UMR5819 (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-SyMMES (France)

Dr. Alain DERONZIER, UMR5250 (CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-DCM (France)

Dr. Gaël De PAËPE, UMRE3 (CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-LCIB (France)

Dr. Bertrand DONNIO, Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg (France)

Prof. Eric DROCKENMULLER, UMR5223 (CNRS/INSA Lyon/UCBL/Univ. Jean Monnet)-IMP (France)

Dr. Renaud DUMAS, BioSciences and BioTechnology Institute of Grenoble/BIG (France)

Prof. Charl F.J. FAUL, University of Bristol (UK)

Prof. Trevor FORSYTH, Keele University (UK) & Institut Laue-Langevin (France)

Dr. Vincent FORGE, BioSciences and BioTechnology Institute of Grenoble/BIG (France)

Dr. Didier GASPARUTTO, UMR5819 (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alps)-SyMMES (France)

Dr. Benjamin GREVIN, UMR5819 (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alps)-SyMMES (France)

Prof. Olli T. IKKALA, Aalto University (Finland)

Dr. Henryk JANECZEK, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials (Poland)

Dr. Agnieszka IWAN, Electrotechnical Institute (Poland)

Prof. Mario LECLERC, Université Laval (Canada)

Prof. Iain McCULLOCH, Imperial College London (UK)

Prof. Christopher B. MURRAY, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Prof. Paul F. NEALEY, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab. (USA)

Dr. Thomas OLINGA, Rescoll (France)

Dr. Fumihiko OTA, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan)

Dr. Srivanasan PALANIAPPAN, IICT-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (India)

Dr. Alexandre PEREIRA, CEA-Liten (France)

Prof. Adam PRON, UMR5819 (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alps)-SyMMES (France) & Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Dr. Amélie REVAUX, CEA-Liten (France)

Prof. Said SADKI, UMR5819 (CEA/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alps)-SyMMES (France)

Prof. Ewa SCHAB-BALCERZAK, Katowice University (Poland)

Dr. Jérome VAILLANT , CEA-Leti (France)

Dr. Hideaki UEHARA, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan)

Prof. C. Grant WILLSON, University of Texas @ Austin (USA)

Prof. Karen I. WINEY, University of Pennsylvania (USA)


Current & Former Members of the Team (P. RANNOU & collaborators)

-Postdoctoral Researchers

Since 01/19: Dr. Joffrey CHAMPAVERT

Since 09/17: Dr. Gyuha JO

Since 04/17: Dr. François PORTIER

11/16-04/18: Dr. Johanna MAIJOINEN [Nowadays Postdoctoral Researcher @ Aalto University (Finland)]

08/15-08/16: Dr. Adrica KYNDIAH [Nowadays Postdoctoral Researcher @ IMS (France)]

02/15-02/16: Dr. Meera MOHANKUMAR SREELATHA

05/14-05/15: Dr. Laurent GOUJON [Nowadays Postdoctoral Researcher @ CERMAV (France)]

05/13-05/15: Dr. Esther CASTILLO GONZALES

04/13-05/15: Dr. Carlos FERNANDEZ DE ALBA

05/13-05/14: Dr. Soraia ZAIONCZ

09/12-02/14: Dr. Olivier JAUDOUIN

01/07-07/08: Dr. Frédéric OSWALD [Nowadays Researcher @ Solaronix (Switzerland)]

10/06-10/07: Dr. Agnieszka IWAN [Nowadays Researcher @ the Electrotechnical Institute (Poland)]

09/05-11/07: Dr. Fabrice MATHEVET [Nowadays CR1-CNRS @ UMR7610-Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry [CNRS/U. Paris VI] (France) ]

08/04-02/07: Dr. Amrit PUZARI [Nowadays Associate Professor @ the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagaland (India)]

-(Co)Supervised PhD Students: Univ. Grenoble Alpes-Graduate School of Chemistry & Life Sciences (EDCSV) or of Physics (EDPhys)

01/19-01/22: Mr. Julien HURTAUD

10/18-10/21: Ms. Sirine LAYOUNI

11/17-11/20: Mr. Thomas Frederic CLEMENT

11/17-07/18: Ms. Sun-Jae LEE [Nowadays: Researcher @ ST MicroElectronics (France)]

11/15-11/18: Mr. Philip OVERTON

10/14-02/18: Ms. Anaëlle RONGIER [Nowadays: Researcher @ SOITEC (France)]

10/03-02/07: Ms. Sandrine MARTINS

12/00-03/04: Mr. Jean-Pierre BONNET [Nowadays: Associate Professor @ University of Picardie/Jules VERNES (France)]

10/99-10/02: Mr. Bruno DUFOUR [Nowadays: Researcher @ Hutchinson (France)]

-(Co)Supervised Graduate Students (GrS) & Undergraduate Students (UGrS)

University year 2017-2018

GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Shawn MAGUIRE (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Benjamin PAREN (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/PhD Level: Ms. Natalie GOGOTSI (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/M2 Level: Mr. Muhammad Faris BIN OMAR (University Grenoble Alpes (France))

University year 2016-2017

GrS/PhD Level: Ms. Nadia KROOK (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/PhD Level: Ms. Natalie GOGOTSI (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Madison BROD (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Alissa JOHNSON (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/M2 Level: Ms. Jennifer BIDAL (University Grenoble Alpes (France))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Noemie RIVOLLIER (University Grenoble Alpes (France))

University year 2015-2016

GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Edward B. TRIGG (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

GrS/M2 Level: Mr. Arnaud CORNELIS (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier-ENSCM (France))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Gabriel V. ANGRAND (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Eric SCHWARTZ (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

University year 2014-2015

UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Thomas M. MARTIN (Louisiana State University-LSU (USA))

University year 2013-2014

UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Dhruv SESHADRI (Case Western University (USA))

University year 2012-2013

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Clarissa FORNIERIS (MIT (USA))

GrS/M1 Level: Ms. Margot JACQUET (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Robert C. FERRIER Jr. (University of Pennsylvania-UPENN (USA))

University year 2011-2012

GrS/M1 Level: Mr. Bastien VIVERGE (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Jeremy J. KRUMHOLT (Louisiana State University-LSU (USA))

University year 2010-2011

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Dominique A. INGATO (University of Pensylvannia-UPENN (USA))

UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Julie ROSIER (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Margot JACQUET (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

University year 2009-2010

GrS/M2 Level: Ms. Manuela PRANDI (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France) & Politecnico di Torino (Italy))

UGrS/L2 Level: Mr. Paul VANDAME (University of Rouen (France))

University year 2008-2009

UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Natalie L. GRUENKE (Furman University (USA))

University year 2006-2007

UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Sonia DUMAZ (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Emilie POULET (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))

University year 2005-2006

UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Nelly VALLET (University J. FOURIER/Grenoble I-UJF (France))


Facilities & Characterization Techniques

-Run by the Team (P. RANNOU & collaborators)

*Chemistry lab with equipment for ultra-high vacuum, organic and macromolecular chemistry

*Variable Temperature (RT/200°C) FTIR-Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) Spectroscopy (4000-600cm-1)

Paragon500 (Perkin Elmer) spectrometer (Resolution: 4cm-1) equipped with a GoldenGate (SPECAC) ATR set-up

*UV-Vis Absorption Spectroscopy (190-820nm)

HP8451A (Hewlett-Packard) DAD (Diode Array Detector) Spectrometer (Resolution: 2nm)

*Variable Temperature (-100°C/250°C) UV-Vis-NIR Absorption Spectroscopy (190-3200nm)

Lambda 9 (Perkin Elmer) spectrometer (Resolution: 1nm) equipped with a Cryotstat/Oven (SPECAC)

*(RT) Photoluminescence (PL) Spectroscopy (190-900nm)

F-4500 (Hitachi) spectrometer (Resolution: 1nm)

*Variable Temperature (-30°C/105°C) UV-Vis-NIR absorption and PL (200-1900nm) Spectroelectromistry characterization PLASPECO platform

Set-up allowing variable temperature Cyclic Voltammetry (CV), Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV), UV-Vis-NIR Absorption & PL spectroscopies though the Home-made coupling of a PGSTAT302 (Autolab) potentiostat & a combination of HR2000+ES (Ocean Optics) and NIRQuest 512 (Ocean Optics) spectrometers

*Analytical Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) line (Eluent: THF)

Chemstation 1100 (Hewlett-Packard) line equipped with a in line degasser, a 7725i (Rheodyne) manual injector, a column oven, an analytical scale SEC column allowing molecular weight determination in the 0.2-400 kDa (Eq. PS) range, and a combination two detectors: a DAD UV-Vis (190-900nm) Spectrometer and a Refractive Index (RID) Detector. This SEC line is calibrated against 10 Poly(styrene) (PS) narrow standards (Dispersity (Dw=Mw/Mn) in the 1.01-1.09 range)

*Analytical & Semi-Preparative Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)  UPOSEC platform (Eluent: Chloroform)

Customized Chemstation 1260 (Hewlett-Packard) line equipped with a in line degasser, a 7725i (Rheodyne) manual injector, a column oven, analytical scale and semi-prepararive SEC columns allowing molecular weight dertermination in the 0.2-400 kDa (eq. PS) range, a DAD UV-Vis (190-900 nm) spectrometer and a Fraction Collector. The SEC line is calibrated against 13 Polystyrene narrow standards (Dispersity (Dw= Mw/Mn) in the 1.01-1.09 range)

*Variable Temperature (-196°C/350°C) Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM) platform with In-situ UV-Vis Absorption & PL Spectroscopy capabilities (400-1100nm)

Customized set-up including a DMLM (Leica) Microscope working both in transmission and reflection modes and equipped with a series of x2.5, x5, x10, x20, and x50 objectives, a 3CCDKYF75 (JVC) camera, a LTS350 (Linkam) hot-plate, a CI94 (Linkam) temperature controller, a LNP (Linkam) cooling system combined with  HR2000+ES (Ocean Optics) UV-Vis & PL spectrophotometers

*Variable Temperature (-40°C/200°C) 4 Probe dc-Conductivity characterization platform

Home-made set-up allowing simultaneous 4-probe dc-conductivity measurements of up to eight (self-)supported (1cm2) thin films or (13 mm diameter) pressed pellets under a  vand der pauw configuration.

DC & Pulsed electrical characterization platform for (organic)optoelectronic's micro/nano-devices

Customized set-up consisting of a PM5 (Süss Microtec) probe station  equipped with 7 probes, a 4200SCS (Keithley) Semiconductor characterization System with 5 SMUs (SMU: Source& Measure Units) & a PulseIV-A (Keithley) Module.

*Variable Temperature (RT-350°C) Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM) and dielectric spectroscopy (DS) platform (1μHz-50MHz)

Customized set-up including a DMLM (Leica) Microscope working both in transmission and reflection modes and equipped with a series of x2.5, x5, x10, x20, and x50 objectives, a 3CCDKYF75 (JVC) camera, a LTS350 (Linkam) hot-plate, a CI94 (Linkam) temperature controller, a LNP (Linkam) cooling system combined with a HF2IS (Zurich Instruments) impedance spectroscope

-Access to a SAXS/WAXD through collaboration with an INAC’s colleague

*Dr. Arnaud De GEYER/INAC-MEM-SGX: (RT/300°C) Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Line consisting of a FR591 (Nonius) rotating Cu k-alpha anode (3kW), a set of two Ni-filtered FOX2D Cu_12 INF (Xenocs) focusing mirrors, a 2D (Diameter= 16 cm) Gas Detector (Sample to detector distance 5-400 cm) and variable-temperature sample environment making use of a FP82HT (Mettler) Hot plate and a FP90 (Mettler) controller.

-Acces to INAC's

*NMR and X-Ray Centers

*Organic & Hybrid Solar Cell Fabrication and characterization Facilities of the HYBRID-EN Platform

*Clean Room/Nanofab.


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