Main research topics
Interested in supramolecular chemistry and organic electronics, I have had the opportunity to study and develop supramolecular systems to improve energy technologies during my career. Having completed my thesis on the preparation of systems with multiple hydrogen bonds and the self-assembly of pi-conjugated systems by DNA, I continued to conduct my research at the interface of chemistry and physico-chemistry. During my post-doctoral fellowship in Chicago (Northwestern University) in the United States, I worked on the fabrication of organic solar cells with hydrogen bonded semiconductors. These studies showed that it was possible to increase the efficiency of solar cells by 50% with hydrogen bonds. However, there is still no clear answer regarding the advantages of hydrogen bonds in organic photovoltaics. Since my recruitment at the CNRS in 2015 (although I officially started in 2016) while continuing my research in the field of hydrogen bonds in semiconductor materials, I have started to develop a systematic study to know all the parameters concerning the influence of hydrogen bonds on organic electronic. Since 2017 and 2018, thanks to IRTG and LabEx funding, we have obtained the first results of our systematic study. This information is very important to pursue my long-term scientific goal: implementing hydrogen bonds in semiconductors to obtain high quality devices. On the other hand, in collaboration with Prof. Seki (Japan), I will start the study on charge transport and spin state in chiral supramolecular self-assemblies. We hope to understand the Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity Effect (CISS) by applying electrodeless techniques capable of measuring charge transport and spins.
2021: Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches (HDR). Total landscape of hydrogen-bonding and supramolecular chemistry in organic electronics.
2005-2009: PhD in Chemistry. Castilla â La Mancha University. Microwave and Sustainable Chemistry (MSOC) group. Supervised by Prof. Antonio de la Hoz and Dr. Ana SĂĄnchez-MigallĂłn.
Thesis: âSustainable synthesis of triazine derivatives and analogues with applications in Supramolecular Chemistryâ.
2007: Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (DEA) in Organic Chemistry at Castilla â La Mancha University. âApplication of Sustainable Chemistry methodologies for the synthesis of bipyrazoles, pyrazolylpyrimidines and ureidotriazinesâ. Supervised by Dr. Ana SĂĄnchez-MigallĂłn and Prof. Antonio de la Hoz.
2000-2005: Degree in Chemistry Science at Castilla âLa Mancha University. Valedictorian in Chemistry Science. Castilla â La Mancha University award.
2016-present: ChargĂ©e de Recherche CRCN, CNRS. Institute Charles Sadron, Strasbourg (France), Team SYCOMMOR (SYstĂšmes Complexes MolĂ©culaires et MacromolĂ©culaires ORganisĂ©s).
2013-2015: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering (ISIS), Strasbourg (France). Prof. Luisa De Cola. Awarded with Marie Curie IEF 2013.
2010-2012: Postdoctoral researcher Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Prof. Samuel I. Stupp. Postdoc funded by âJunta de Comunidades de Castilla â La Manchaâ (Spain).
2009 (Oct-May): Postdoctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE, The Netherlands). Prof. Albert Schenning.
2008 (Aug-Dec) and 2007 (Jun-Dec): Predoctoral period as guest researcher in the group of E. W. Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE, The Netherlands).
2004-2005: Internship at Castilla â La Mancha University âMicrowave assisted synthesis of bis-pyrazol and pyrazolyl-pyrimidines derivatives as anti-bacterial, antiulcerous and anti-fungal agents.â Prof. Antonio de la Hoz and Dr. Ana SĂĄnchez-MigallĂłn.
4 PhD students: Swann Militzer (2016-2019, IRTG), Nelson Ricardo Avila Rovelo (2018-2021, LabEx Emerging Investigator), Gabriel Martinez Alvarez (2020-2023, Complex Systems Chemistry Graduate School fellowship), Imrane Id-Boubrik (2021-2024, ANR JCJC)
3 Postdocs: Ana Maria Garcia Fernandez (2020-2022, USIAS), Joshua Humphreys (2021-2022, ANR JCJC), Kyeong-Im Hong (2022-present, USIAS)
8 Master students
Awards and fellowships
Â· 2020: University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Science (USIAS) fellow
Â· 2020: 7th Young European Scientists (YES) Workshop. European Polymer Federation. Representative of France. Lodz (Poland)
Â· 2016-2020: Prime dâExcellence Scientifique du CNRS
Â· 2013: Marie Curie IEF postdoctoral fellowship, SASOLAR13
Â· 2010-2012: Postdoctoral fellowship Junta de Comunidades de Castilla â La Mancha (Spain)
Â· 2005-2009: Predoctoral national fellowship. Ministry of science and education (Spain)
Â· 2005: Valedictorian (graduated with honors)
2021: Guiding charge carriers through chiral assemblies. CISS virtual seminars organized by Prof. Jonas Fransson, University of Uppsala (Sweeden)
2021: Exploring the influence of hydrogen-bonding in supramolecular electronics: from a diketopyrrolopyrrole model system to state-of-the-art semiconductors. Invited talk at the Fall ACS Meeting, Atlanta (USA). Polymer Division. Structure to function in supramolecular polymers and materials symposium.
2021: Exploring the influence of hydrogen-bonding in supramolecular electronics: from a diketopyrrolopyrrole model system to state-of-the-art semiconductors. Invited talk at the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2021), Honolulu (USA). Hierarchical self-assembly and application of functional Ï-systems symposium.
2020: Invited talk at the Spring ACS Meeting, Philadelphia (USA). Polymer Division. Structure to function in supramolecular polymers and materials symposium. Cancelled due to Covid.
2020: 7th Young European Scientists (YES) Workshop. France representative. Lodz (Poland). Cancelled due to Covid.
2016: Advancing organic photovoltaics from the supramolecular level. IRTG conference series. Freiburg (Germany).
2015: Advancing organic photovoltaics from the supramolecular level. Seminar of the MATEOH-PV network (IPCMS, Strasbourg)
Oral presentations at national and international conferences
2008 XXII Bienal de QuĂmica OrgĂĄnica Tarragona, Spain
2015 Finaliste Falling Walls Lab Berlin, Germany
2015 21st International Symposium of Photophysics and Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds Krakow, Poland
2017 European Material Research Society (EMRS) Spring Meeting Strasbourg, France
2019 Science et Technologie des SystĂšmes pi-ConjuguĂ©s (SPIC) Arras, France
More than 15 contributions to conferences with poster presentations (ElecMol 2014 et 2018, GRC Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly 2015 et 2019, International conference of Green Chemistry 2009)
2021: Projet doctorale Grand Est. Funds for half a PhD (TOTALBOND)
2020: Projet de lâAgence National de la Recherche Jeune Chercheuse (ANR JCJC) . Total landscape of hydrogen-bonding in organic electronics (TOTALBOND).
2020: PhD student funds from the Complex Systems Chemistry Graduate School (Strasbourg). Systems thinking in supramolecular electronics.
2020: CoopIntEr CNRS. Collaboration with the University of Kyoto (Japan). Screening the charge transport properties of supramolecular semiconducting polymers using electrodeless techniques based on microwave conductivity (SUPRAWAVE); 2020-2021.
2020: University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Science (USIAS) fellow. Guiding charge carriers through chiral assemblies; 2020-2022.
2018: LabEx CSC (Complex Systems Chemistry) Emerging Investigator. In situ control over morphology in organic photovoltaics
2016: Idex Investissement and Primo Entrant. Advancing organic photovoltaics from the supramolecular level.
2016: PEPS Cellule Energie CNRS. Towards the optimal morphology and orientation in organic solar cells using supramolecular strategies and alternative interfacial layers. Collaboration with Dr. Laure Biniek from our group.
Â· Organizer of the IUPAC Womenâs Global Breakfast since 2019
Â· Elected member of the laboratory council
Â· Member of the communication commission of Institute Charles Sadron
Â· Member of the equality commission (EgalITI) of the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute (ITI) âHierarchical Functional Materialsâ (HiFunMat)
Â· Member of the axe 1 (Design and synthesis of elementary molecular building blocks) of the ITI HiFunMat
Â· Coordinator of Institute Charles Sadron for the 60th anniversary of the Cronenburg Campus of the University of Strasbourg
Â· Topic editor for Frontiers in Chemistry. Reviewer for Frontiers in Chemistry, supramolecular chemistry.
Â· Reviewer for Dyes and Pigments, Langmuir, J. Mater. Chem., Chemical Science, Macromolecules, Frontiers in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, ACS Applied Polymer Materials (12 reviews in 2021)
Â· Scientific board member of The European Young Chemistsâ Meeting 2021 (Fribourg, Switzerland).