|ESR 14 : Three-dimensional conjugated systems with reduced S-T gap|
Philippe Blanchard is CNRS research director and leads the Linear Conjugated Systems group at MOLTECH-Anjou from the University of Angers (France). He received his PhD from the Universities of Nantes and Angers in 1994, working on tetrathiafulvalene-based molecular materials. He spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Odense (Denmark) where he developed electroactive macrocyclic compounds. In 1995, he joined the group of Jean Roncali in Angers as CNRS researcher to develop thiophene-based π-conjugated oligomers and polymers. His current research interests concern the design, synthesis and characterization of π-conjugated systems i) for the fabrication of organic electronic devices including organic solar cells and ii) for the elaboration of electrode materials through electropolymerization or their immobilization as self-assembled monolayers on surfaces for applications in molecular electronics.