Lydia Sosa Vargas, winner of a CNRS Emergence@International grant

The “Emergence @ International” program, launched by the CNRS Institute of Chemistry (INC) in 2019, funds conferences abroad each year for around 30 CNRS chemists working in breakthrough fields.

One of these awardees is Lydia Sosa Vargas, a CNRS researcher from the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moleculaire (UMR 8232) at Sorbonne University in Paris. Lydia Sosa Vargas will be taking this opportunity to establish links with the organic electronics community in the United States of America; and will be hosted at the following institutions:

  • University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

HOST: Professor Thuc-Quyen NGUYEN

  • University of Arizona, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

HOST: Ass. Professor Erin RATCLIFF

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering

HOST: Professor Natalie STINGELIN

  • Wake Forest University, Department of Physics

HOST: Professor Oana D. JURCHESCU

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department Chemistry

HOST: Professor Michael G. WALTER

Short biography

Lydia Sosa Vargas
CNRS Research fellow 
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Paris, France

Lydia Sosa Vargas is a CNRS researcher at the Paris Institute of Molecular Chemistry, Sorbonne Université. Originally from Mexico, she obtained her PhD from the University of East Anglia in the UK. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (now Sorbonne University) prior to her recruitment at the CNRS.

Her research interests involve the molecular design and synthesis of pi-conjugated materials for applications in organic electronic devices and self-assembly at the nanoscale.