Development of synthetic strategies thanks to the use of novel and/or biosourced structuring agents for the elaboration of new structures in families of zeolites and related compounds as well as coordination polymers (Metal-Organic Frameworks)
Development or optimization of synthetic processes for inorganic and hybrid 3D materials by soft chemistry and hydrothermal routes
Understanding properties through detailed characterizations
Studying the storage of mechanical energy by intrusion-extrusion experiments of non-wetting liquids in porous materials under high pressure.
Development of new synthesis pathways and innovative carbon and hybrid carbon materials (C/metal or C/ceramic nanocomposites) with perfectly controlled characteristics (texture, structure, morphology, functionalities)
Understanding the mechanisms occurring during the preparation of these materials
Understanding the interactions between the carbon (or hybrid carbon) materials and their environment (gas, liquid, solid) under different constraints (thermal, mechanical, chemical, electrochemical) occurring during their utilisation in different applications
Improving performances of carbon material in the field of energy and gas storage, catalysis and water/air depollution.
Synthesize new 2D materials and 2D-based hybrid heterostructures
Control and modify their electronic properties by functionalizing these 2D materials.
Study and control supramolecular self-assembly process to synthesize perfect 2D or 3D monocrystals and study their physical properties to functionalize other materials and find applications for example in organic solar cells.
To investigate the growth and the magneto-electronic properties of ferromagnetic metal/organic semiconductor hybrid heterostructures.