CNRS researcher

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 4th floor, office 418
Phone : 33(0)1 44 27 55 40
Fax : 33(0)1 44 27 70 89
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Research topics

Macromolecular engineering, assemblies & materials

Molecular design, organic synthesis, pi-conjugated materials, supramolecular self-assembly, surface functionalisation, organic electronics, nanostructured materials

Current research

My research focuses on the molecular design and synthesis of pi-conjugated materials for applications in organic electronic and photonic devices, and supramolecular self-assembly at the nanoscale.

Recent results

Our work on surface-confined assemblies addresses the current challenge of using non-covalent functionalisation of graphene for photonic applications. We attempt to solve the issue of surface quenching of the fluorescence of adsorbed molecules on graphene via the use of supramolecular dyads. This relatively simple design enabled us to control the orientation of an emissive molecule above a graphene-like substrate though different supramolecular interactions (M-L vs π-π) and opens up an accessible route to electronically de-couple an optically active molecule from graphene

From molecules in solution to molecules on surfaces – using supramolecular dyads to form functional self-assembled networks on graphene
Q. Fernez, S. Moradmand, M. Mattera, W. Djampa-Tapi, C. Fiorini-Debuisschert, F. Charra, D. Kreher, F. Mathevet, I. Arfaoui, L. Sosa Vargas, J. Mat . Chem. C. 2022,10 , 13981-13988

Scientific career

  • 2017 –  CNRS Research Fellow, section “Supra and macromolecular systems and materials”
  • 2015 – 2017  Postdoc, Polymer Chemistry Team at Sorbonne University (Paris, France)
    under the supervision of Fabrice Mathevet and David Kreher
  • 2012 – 2015  Postdoc, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology-AIST (Osaka, Japan) under the supervision of Yo Shimizu
  • 2012  – PhD “Synthetic Organic Chemistry”, University of East Anglia (Norwich, United Kingdom) under the supervision of Andrew N. Cammidge and Michael J. Cook
  • 2006-2007  Intern, York University (Toronto, Canada) under the supervision of Clifford C. Leznoff
  • 2006 –  Degree in Chemistry, Benemérita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Puebla, Mexico)


  • Practical work – Organic chemistry , ARE SENSICHIM Sorbonne University ( 8h/year)
  • Practical work – Organic chemistry , Polytech Sorbonne ( 28h/year )
  • Lectures – MUE 5C604 Advanced macromolecular synthesis-Conjugated polymers ( 6h/year )

Selected publications

Complete list of publications is available on ORCID 0000-0002-3556-2228

Community service

  • 2022-  Elected President of the regional office (Ile-de-France) of the French Chemical Society
  • 2023 – Advisory Editorial board , Journal of Sustainable Materials and Technologies
  • 2023 – Chair Polymer Education Sub-Committee (IUPAC Division IV)
  • 2020 –  Member , IUPAC Subcommittees (Polymer Terminology and Education, Division IV)
  • 2018 –  Partner member of JSPS Core-to Core Program (Kyushu University)
  • 2018 – Member , French Group for Polymer Studies and Applications (GFP)
  • 2010 – Member , Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • 2013 – Member , Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI-Level 1)

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