CNRS research director (HDR)

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 4th floor, office 414
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 50 32
Fax: 33(0)1 44 27 70 89

Research topics

Macromolecular engineering, Assemblies

Our multidisciplinary research interests are centered on chemical engineering approaches for the design and preparation of novel organic pi-conjugated and hybrid materials for photonics and electronics. At the interface of chemistry, materials science, and physics, the research activities involve organic and polymer synthesis with controlled architectures, surface chemistry, nano-patterning and self-assembly, and material characterizations.

Current research

Our research interests are related to non linear optics, organic thin film transistors, organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaic cells and organic lasers. Moreover, ongoing projects deal with nano-photonics and optoelectronics. The goals are to further the understanding of the structure/properties relationships of materials developed in the group.

Recent results

under construction

Scientific career

  • 2002     Ph.D. in organic chemistry and materials science, University of Strasbourg: a 3 years project at IPCMS-CNRS, funded by French Research Ministry (interrupted by 1 year of Military Service)
  • 1998     Master of Molecular chemistry, University of Grenoble, specialization in Chemistry of materials
  • 2020-present     CNRS secondment to Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research OPERA, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2017                 Visiting Professor (3 months), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2016                 Visiting Professor (3 months), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2015                 Visiting Professor (3 months), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2007-present:    CNRS Researcher (Permanent Position) at Paris Institute of Molecular Chemistry (IPCM UMR CNRS 8232), Sorbonne University, Paris.
  • 2005-2006:       CEA Researcher (Post-Doctoral Position) at the Laboratory of Organic and Hybrid Molecular Electronics (LEMOH), French Atomic Energy Commission CEA, Grenoble.
  • 2003-2005:       UPMC Researcher (Post-Doctoral Position) at Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC) funded by French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME, Paris.


  • Invited Lecturer at “École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées” ENSTA (engineering school), Paris.

Selected publications

  • X. Liu, N. Kamatham, Z. Shi, S. Yu, Q. Ren, K. Imaoka, C.-Y. Chan, B. Heinrich, R. Troiville-Cazilhac, L.-M. Chamoreau, L. Sosa Vargas, D. Kreher, Y. Tsuchiya, T. Matsushima, X.-K. Chen, F. Mathevet, C. Adachi. Investigation of charge transport properties in a 2D Dion-Jacobson halide perovskite based on terphenyl dicationsACS Materials Lett. 2023, 2148–2155. DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.3c00509
  • Z. Feng, T. Ishii, G. Tumen-Ulzii, X. Liu, X. Tang, G. F. Harrington, B. Heinrich, J.-C. Ribierre, L.-M. Chamoreau, L. Sosa Vargas, D. Kreher, K. Goushi, T. Matsushima, G. Zhou, F. Mathevet, C. Adachi. Artificial p-n-like junction based on pure 2D organic-inorganic halide perovskite structure having naphthalene diimide acceptor moietiesAdv. Opt. Mater., 2023, DOI: 10.1002/adom.202202734
  • L. Chen, C. Li, E. Fu, M. Li, Y. Kuboi, Z.-Y. Li, Z. Chen, J. Chen, X. Liu, X. Tang, F. Maurel, C. Adachi, F. Mathevet, S. Zhang. A Novel Donor-Acceptor Cage for Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence: Toward a New Kind of TADF Exciplex EmittersACS Materials Lett2023, 5, 1450-1455.
  • 71. G. Tumen-Ulzii, M. Auffray, D. Klotz, G. Harrington, X. Chen, U. Balijapalli, V. Vediyappan, Z. Feng, K. Takekuma, Y. Fujita, P. Wang, S. Yamada, K. Tamada, M. Batmunkh, Y. L. Zhong, F. Mathevet, T. Matsushima, C. Adachi. Defect passivation by pyridine-carbazole molecules for efficient and stable perovskite solar cellsACS Applied Energy Materials2022, 5, 15819-15827.
  • K.-R. Choi, D H Kim, Y. U. Lee, V. Placide, S. Huynh, D. Yao, G. Canard, E. Zaborova, F. Mathevet, L. Mager, B. Heinrich, J.-C. Ribierre, J. W. Wu, F. Fages, A. D’Aléo, Effect of the electron donating group on the excited-state electronic nature and epsilon-near-zero properties of curcuminoid-borondifluoride dyes. RSC Adv. 2021, 11, 38247-38257.