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Patrice RANNOU

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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 Oct. 2015) as a CNRS Director of Research. Till date (i.e. Jan. 2021), he has (co)advised 17 postdoctoral fellows, (co)supervised 9 PhD students and >30 (under)graduate students. He is the (co)authors of 132 papers (75 regular articles and 57 proceeding papers), 2 book chapters, and 16 (FR/EP/JP/US/WO) patents.

Professional Preparation
-2013: Habilitation (HDR: "Habilitation à 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 (CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)
-06/98-09/99: 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 Oligomers, Homopolymers, Alternated Copolymers, Block Molecules/Copolymers & Dendritic Functional Architectures
-(Quasi-)1D vs. 2D vs. 3D Self-Assembly of Functional Materials: Controlled Phase Separation (Self-organization & Hierarchization) in (Multiblock) Functional Architectures based on Covalent & Non-Covalent (Ionic, H-Bonding, Van der walls …) Interactions
-π-Conjugated Materials: Organic SemiConductors (thiophene-based OSCs) & Organic Conductors (aniline-based OCs)
-Organic Single Crystals & Functional Liquid Crystals (LCs): Molecular OSCs, Calamitic/Sanidic and Polycatenar LC OSCs
-Bioinspired, Biobased & Biosourced OSCs: DNA-OSC Hybrids, Self-Assembled Oligo(Peptide)s (Quantum Dots (QDs) & Nanotubes (NTs)), and Proteins (Amyloid Fibers))
-Single-Ion Conducting Materials: Homo/Block Co-polymers, Mono-End-Capped Polymers & Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals (TILCs)
-Ionic/Protonic/Electronic Transport & Optoelectronic Properties: dc-Conductivity, Charge Carrier Mobility (SCLC/OFET), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Electronic & Energy & Ionic Transfers
-Optoelectronic & Iontronic Devices: Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Solar Cells (Donor/Acceptor Heterojunctions), Batteries, Supercapacitors

Research Overview
In a nutshell: Multi-scale/physics structure/property (electronic, ionic, protonic transfers) correlations within self-assembled and hierarchized synthetic and bio-sourced/mimetic/inspired functional (liquid crystalline) materials
Through the rational (bioinspired) design, controlled synthesis, and advanced processing of functional (synthetic and bio-based/sourced (e.g. DNA, Peptide, Protein)) soft materials (block molecules, 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), of thermoelectric generators and coolers (Energy Harvesting), and of (liquid crystalline/polymer) electrolytes of batteries and supercapacitors (Energy Storage).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, harvesting, and storage (Nanonionics/Nanofluidics).

PhD Opening
*Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals (TILCs): Designer Self-Healing Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries
PhD Position Filled as of July. 3, 2020!

*Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals: Towards Tunable-by-Design Electrolytes
PhD Position Filled as of July. 3, 2020!

*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!

Postdoctoral Fellow Position (PDF) Opening
*Design and Synthesis of (pi-conjugated-based) Organic Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductors (OMIECs) for Organic (Bio)Electronics

*Multi-scale/physics ex-situ vs. in-situ vs.operando electrochemical/structural characterizations of self-healing Lithium-Metal Batteries (LMBs)

*Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) Of Functional Block Copolymers: Multiscale Structure/Property Correlation
PDF Position filled as of June 1, 2017!

Personal Selection of 30 Publications (P1-30) over the2002-2021 Period (full list on request to: Patrice Rannou) of over 132 papers (75 regular articles and 57 proceeding papers), 2 book chapters (Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Molecular Systems in Condensed Phase, 2003 & Handbook of Liquid Crystals, 2014), and 16 patents.

-P30. "Interfacial compatibilization in ternary polymer nanocomposites: Comparing theory and experiments", M. Maguire, N.M. Krook, A. Kulshreshtha, C.R. Bilchak, R. Brosnan, A-M. Pana, P. Rannou, M. Maréchal, K. Ohno, A. Jayaraman, R.J. Composto, Macromolecules (2021).

-P29. "Organic liquid crystals as single‐ion Li+ conductors", D. Bresser, M. Leclere, L. Bernard, P. Rannou, H. Mendil‐Jakani, G-T. Kim, T. Zinkevich, S. Indris, G. Gebel, S. Lyonnard, L. Picard, ChemSusChem (2021).

-P28. "Supramolecular self-assembly of ultraconfined ionic liquids for fast anisotropic ion transport", T. Cherian, D. Rosa Nunes, T.G. Dane, J. Jacquemin, U. Vainio, T. Myllymäki, J. Timonen, N. Houbenov, M. Maréchal, P. Rannou, O. Ikkala. Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1905054 (2019).

-P27. "Lyotropic liquid crystals and linear supramolecular polymers of end-functionalized oligosaccharides", T.T.T. Myllymäki, A. Guliyeva, A. Korpi, M.A. Kostiainen, V. Hynninen, Nonappa, P. Rannou, O. Ikkala, S. Halila, Chem. Commun. 55, 11739-11742 (2019).

-P26. "UV-Vis-NIR optical properties of amyloid fibrils as a new light on amyloidogenesis", J. Pansieri, V. Josserand, S-J. Lee, A. Rongier, D. Imbert, M. Moulin Sallanon, E. Kövari, T. Dane, C. Vendrely, O. Chaix-Pluchery, M. Guidetti, J. Vollaire, A. Fertin, Y. Usson, P. Rannou, J-L.Coll, C. Marquette, V. Forge. Nat. Photon. 13, 473-479 (2019)

-P25. "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).

-P24. "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).

-P23. "Dynamic self-assembly of DNA minor groove-binding ligandDB921 into nanotube striggered by 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).

-P22. "Unveiling the ion conduction mechanism in imidazolium-based poly(ionic liquids): A comprehensive investigation of the structure-to-transport interplay", V. Delhorbe, D. Bresser, H. Mendil-Jakani, P. Rannou, L. Bernard, T. Gutel, S. Lyonnard, L. Picard, Macromolecules50, 4309-4321 (2017).

-P21. "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, Macromolecules50, 3365-3376 (2017).

-P20. "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. Bouchiat, M. Fontecave, D. Mariolle, P. Rannou, A. Le Goff, N. Duraffourg, M. Holzinger, V. Forge, Nat. Chem.9, 157-163 (2016).

-P19. "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).

-P18. "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. C119 (2015) 17899-17909.

-P17. "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. C1, 6428-6437 (2013).

-P16. "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, 2029-2034 (2013).

-P15. "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, 3572-3580 (2012).

-P14. "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, 2355-2365 (2012).

-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, 3209-3211 (2012).

-P12. "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, 12512-12521 (2011).

-P11. "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, 5238-5247 (2011).

-P10. "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, Macromolecules43, 1507-1514 (2010).

-P9. "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,Macromolecules42, 1125-1130 (2009).

-P8. "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, 2267-2273 (2007).

-P7. "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, 101-108 (2007).

-P6. "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, 1711-1718 (2006).

-P5. "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, 554-563 (2005).

-P4. "Electrochemistry: Arrays of polymer nanowires", B. Grévin & P. Rannou, Nat. Mater.3, 503-504 (2004): Invited News & Views.

-P3. "Multi-scale scanning tunnelling microscopy study of self-assembly phenomena in two-dimensional polycrystals of π-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, 2087-2092 (2004).

-P2. "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, 1587-1592 (2003).

-P1."Processible conjugated polymers: From organic semiconductors to organic metals and superconductors", P. Rannou & A. Pron, Prog. Polym. Sci.27, 135-190 (2002): InvitedReview.

(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 (
Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA): Idex-International Strategic Program (ISP)
niversity J. FOURIER-Grenoble I: Centre for Chemistry, Life and Healthcare Sciences and Bioengineering (CSBSV)
-NFS-University J. FOURIER-Grenoble I: Emergence and Strategic Partnership Program
-IFS-European Community-H2020: Project HIDDEN under the large-scale (FET-Flagship) European Research Initiative Battery2030+
-IFS-FACCTS: France Chicago Center
-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)
-IFS-PHC-STAR (with funding/support from the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT)

Selection of Granted National & International Collaborative Research Projects Since 2015: Co-PI & PI Roles H2020
-ANR-MASTERMIND: " MultiscAle STructure/propERty relationship in MIxed (ionic/electronic) (macro)molecular coNDuctors: Towards new generation organic bioelectronics devices" ANR Grant # ANR-20-CE06-0022
-Battery2030+-HIDDEN: "HIndering DENdrite growth in lithium metal batteries"
-FACCTS 2020-ILLINOIS: "Thermotropic Ionic Liquid crystaL: Encoding dImensionality-controlled & NanocOnfined Ionic tranSport"
-PHC STAR2019-PIONEER: "Korea-France collaborative research cluster for Post-Lithium ION solid-state Electrochemical EneRgy storage systems" PHC-STAR 2019 # 43568NC
-ANR-BioNics: "Self-Assembling Proteins for Bio-Inspired Nano-Electronics" ANR Grant # ANR-17-CE09-0013
-ANR-GATE: "Generic approach to new organic semiconductors for electronic applications" ANR Grant # ANR-16-CE07-0024
-Fondation Nanosciences/Labex LANEF-DiSABloC: "Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers: Towards Smart Functional Surfaces for Nanoelectronics, Energy, and Biology" Fondation Nanosciences & Labex-LANEF through ANR Grant #ANR-10-LABX-51-01
-ANR/NSF-PIRE/REACT: "Research and Education in Active Coatings Technologies for the Human Habitat" NSF PIRE-OISE Grant #1545884. ANR-PIRE Grant #ANR-15-PIRE-0001

Synergistic Activities
-2018-To-Date: Co-organizer of the 1st & 2nd edition of the GrEnoble eNerGy ConversIoN & storage Winter School (ENGINE2019+ENGINE2021)
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's 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's 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 (CNRS/CEA/UJF) Lab

-2012: Co-organizer of the 41st National Congress of the French Association of Polymers (GFP)
Member of the GFP2012’s 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 (CNRS/CEA/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. Paul F. BARBARA, University of Texas @ Austin (USA)
Prof. Yvan BONNASSIEUX, UMR7677-LPICM (CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique) (France)
Prof. Christoph J. BRABEC, Friedrich-Alexander-University (Germany)
Dr. Redouane BORSALI, UPR5301-CERMAV (France)
Dr. Martin BRINKMANN, Institut Charles Sadron (France)
Dr. Manfred BURGHAMMER, ESRF-ID13 (France)
Prof. Raphaël CLERC, IOGS (France)
Dr. Marie-Noëlle COLLOMB, UMR5250 (CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-DCM (France)
Prof. Russell J. COMPOSTO, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Dr. Renaud DEMADRILLE, UMR5819 (CNRS/CEA/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 (CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-SyMMES (France)
Dr. Alain GRAILLLOT, Specific Polymers (France)
Dr. Benjamin GREVIN, UMR5819 (CNRS/CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-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)
Dr. Cedric LOUBAT, Specific Polymers (France)
Dr. Samuel MALBURET, Specific Polymers (France)
Dr. Renaud MARECHAL, UMR5819 (CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-SyMMES (France)
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, Max Perlès (France)
Dr. Fumihiko OTA, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan)
Dr. Srivanasan PALANIAPPAN, IICT-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (India)
Prof. Ho Seok PARK, Sungkyunkwan University/SKKU (South Korea)
Dr. Alexandre PEREIRA, CEA-Liten(France)
Dr. Lionel PICARD, CEA-Liten (France)
Prof. Adam PRON, UMR5819 (CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-SyMMES (France) & Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
Dr. Amélie REVAUX, CEA-Liten (France)
Prof. Robert A. RIGGLEMAN, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Prof. Sébastien SANAUR, ENS Mines de Saint-Etienne, Provence Microelectronics Center (France)
Prof. Saïd SADKI, UMR5819 (CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble Alpes)-SyMMES (France)
Prof. Ewa SCHAB-BALCERZAK, Katowice University (Poland)
Dr. Hideaki UEHARA, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan)
Dr. Jérôme VAILLANT, CEA-Leti (France)
Dr. Marja VILKMAN, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (Finland)
Prof. C. Grant WILLSON, University of Texas @ Austin (USA)
Prof. Karen I. WINEY, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Prof. Gi-Ra YI, Sungkyunkwan University/SKKU (South Korea)
Prof. Pil J. YOO
, Sungkyunkwan University/SKKU (South Korea)

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

-Postdoctoral Researchers
01/19-11/20: Dr. Joffrey CHAMPAVERT
09/17-09/19: Dr. Gyuha JO
04/17-04/19: Dr. François PORTIER [Nowadays Project manager for Institut CARNOT PolyNat]
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 [Nowadays Postdoctoral Researcher @ Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)]
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 CEA Researcher CEA-Saclay (France)]
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 Graduate School of Physics (EDPhys) or Graduate School of Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Environment, Energetics, Processes, Production (IMEP-2)

Since 11/20: Mr. Yassine NAIT-ABDI
Since 10/20: Ms. Hélène PUNG
Mr. Julien HURTAUD
10/18-07/19: Ms. Sirine LAYOUNI
11/17-04/21: Mr. Thomas Frédéric CLEMENT
11/17-07/18: Ms. Sun-Jae LEE [Nowadays: Researcher @ST MicroElectronics (France)]
11/15-11/18: Mr. Philip OVERTON [Nowadays: postdoctoral researcher @ the Simon Fraser University (Canada)]
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 2019-2020
GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Christian TABEDZKI (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))

University year 2018-2019
UGrS/L2 Level: Ms. Leila GARNIER (Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France))
UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Nathaniel WATKINS (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
GrS/M2 Level: Ms. Kamila JANZAKOVA (Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France))

University year 2017-2018
GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Shawn MAGUIRE (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Benjamin PAREN (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
GrS/PhD Level: Ms. Natalie GOGOTSI (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (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-Penn (USA))
GrS/PhD Level: Ms. Natalie GOGOTSI (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Madison BROD (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Alissa JOHNSON (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (USA))
GrS/M2 Level: Ms. Jennifer BIDAL (University Grenoble Alpes (France))
UGrS/BSc. Level: Ms. Noémie RIVOLLIER (University Grenoble Alpes (France))

University year 2015-2016
GrS/PhD Level: Mr. Edward B. TRIGG (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (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-Penn (USA))
UGrS/BSc. Level: Mr. Eric SCHWARTZ (University of Pennsylvania-Penn (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-Penn (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 Pennsylvania-Penn (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 macromolecularchemistry

*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 PLASPECOplatform
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) andNIRQuest 512 (Ocean Optics) spectrometers

*DSC: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (-196°C/600°C)
Chip DSC-10 (Linseis)

*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-preparative SEC columns allowing molecular weight determination 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 Van 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 Pulse IV-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/WAXS through collaboration with an IRIG’s colleague

*Dr. Arnaud De GEYER (IRIG/DEPHY/MEM/SGX: and Dr. Stephane LEQUIEN (IRIG/DEPHY/MEM/SGX: (RT/300°C) Small/Wide-AngleX-ray Scattering (SWAXS) Line consisting of a FR591 (Nonius) rotating Cu kα anode (3kW), a set of two Ni-filtered FOX2D Cu_12 INF (Xenocs) focusing mirrors, a VÅNTEC-2000 (Bruker) 2D area Detector (Sample to detector distance 5-400 cm) and i) a variable-temperature (-196/350°C) sample environment making use of a FP82HT (Mettler) Hot plate and a FP90 (Mettler) controller or ii) a home-made variable-temperature (-196°C/350°C) grazing-incidence sample environment making use of a LTS350 (Linkam) hot-plate, a CI94 (Linkam) temperature controller, and a LNP (Linkam) cooling system

Acces to IRIG's

*NMRand X-Ray Centers
*Organic & Hybrid Solar Cell Fabrication and characterization Facilities of the HYBRID-EN Platform
*Clean Room/Nanofab.