This year’s CNRS Gold Medal, one of France’s most prestigious scientific prize, has been awarded to the Franco-Norwegian physical chemist Thomas Ebbesen. He specializes in nanosciences, a cross-disciplinary field that covers a variety of scientific areas that include carbon materials, optics, nano-photonics and molecular chemistry. His discoveries have notably enabled technological … Continue Reading ››
The priority research programme “Make our planet great again” was launched by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the Secretary General for Investment. Today, the 12 high-level laureates have been selected by an international jury to join leading French laboratories in the fight against climate change. It is our great … Continue Reading ››
Funded by "MAMI: Magnetics and Microhydrodynamics" there are 2 PhD positions available in the Hermans lab. Deadline for application: May 1st 2018. For more information visit: http://www.mamifluidics.com
Awards and honors 2019
The “Ministère de lʼEnseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de lʼInnovation” has awarded the “Stars of Europe” trophy to the European project iSwitch and to Paolo Samorí, its coordinator .
The “Étoiles de l’Europe” prize rewards European research and innovation projects coordinated by French organizations and honors their coordinators who … Continue Reading ››
Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir. Fraser Stoddart, and Prof. Ben Feringa have just been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the design and synthesis of molecular machines!
more info to follow soon: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2016/
Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with the University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia), have described a general and extremely versatile approach to integrate supramolecular nanowires in a novel nanomesh scaffold featuring asymmetric (nano)electrodes to realise high-performance photoelectrical conversion, paving the way to potential applications at the crossroads of optoelectronics and … Continue Reading ››
Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and the University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia), have shown that a carefully chosen blend of a small photoswitchable molecule and a semiconducting polymer can be used to fabricate high-performance memory devices that can be written … Continue Reading ››
Researchers from the Université de Strasbourg & CNRS (France) and KU Leuven (Belgium) have shown that highly luminescent clusters of silver atoms can be assembled in the porous framework of minerals known as zeolites. The high efficiency of light emission from the materials along with cheap and scalable synthesis makes them very attractive … Continue Reading ››
The research labs headed by Marco Cecchini and Paolo Samorì in ISIS have recently demonstrated that the chemical functionalization of a prototypical PAH (coronene) by perchloro substitution significantly enhances its propensity to form a self-assembled monolayer on graphene. By using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, we showed that perchlorination enhances coronene … Continue Reading ››
"This paper essentially gives an additional remote control to a graphene-based electrical device simply by the exposure to light at specific wavelengths." says Prof. Samorì "This is the first step towards the development of graphene-based multicomponent materials and their use for the fabrication of multifunctional devices - if you imagine a sandwich-like multi-layered structure with … Continue Reading ››