Bruno Fabre

CNRS Research Director

Bruno Fabre

Email : bruno [dot] fabre [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 65 50

Office number : Building 10C, Room 209

Education and Professional Experience

Bruno Fabre, born 1967, received his engineer diploma and M.S. degree in electrochemistry from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble (ENSEEG now PHELMA, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble INPG, France) in 1990. After a Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Gérard Bidan (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique CEA, Grenoble, France) in 1994 and a postdoctoral stay at the Département de Médecine Expérimentale (Lyon, France), he joined the laboratory of Molecular Electrochemistry in Rennes (France) as Chargé de Recherche at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 1995. He spent one year as an invited researcher (NATO felloswship) in Ottawa (Canada) in Prof. Dan Wayner’s lab at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (National Research Council of Canada NRCC) in 2002. He is, since 2008, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS working at the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (UMR CNRS 6226, France).

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&inst=17849131778672153748&pli=1&user=9JAB7VEAAAAJ

Orcid ID 0000-0002-0488-7812: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0488-7812

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Research

His current research interests lie in the areas of chemically modified electrodes, the functionalization and micro- or nanopatterning of semiconducting surfaces (hydrogen-terminated silicon), and the development of functionalized semiconducting photoelectrodes for electrocatalytic purposes (electrolytic water splitting and CO2 conversion).

Keywords: Molecular Electrochemistry, Modified Electrodes, Photoelectrodes, Silicon, Electrocatalysis, Solar Fuel Cells, Water Splitting

  • Development of novel surface chemistry reactions for the functionalization of oxide-free hydrogen-terminated silicon (H-Si) surfaces
Reprinted with permission from Langmuir 2017, 33, 8693-8699. Copyright 2017 American Chemical Society Reprinted with permission from J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 2324-2334. Copyright 2016 American Chemical Society
Reprinted with permission from  J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 3680-3695. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society Reprinted with permission from Organometallics 2014, 33, 4766-4776. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society
Reprinted with permission from J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 12725-12734. Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society Reproduced from RSC Adv. 2012, 2, 168-175 with permission from The Royal Society of Chemistry

                      

 

  • Fabrication of redox-active molecule-modified silicon surfaces for molecular information processing 
  • Electrocatalyst-modified semiconductor-based photoelectrodes for the solar light-driven catalytic activation of small molecules (H2 and CO2)
Reproduced with permission from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11954-11962. Copyright 2019 American Chemical Society
Reproduced with permission from ACS Omega 2018, 3, 13837-13849. Copyright 2018 American Chemical Society Reprinted with permission from Nanoscale 2017, 9, 1799-1804. Copyright 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry
Reproduced with permission from Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 11115-11118. Copyright 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Reproduced with permission from ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 6138-6147. Copyright 2015 American Chemical Society
Reproduced with permission from ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 338-343. Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society  

                                     

  • Functionalized conjugated materials for molecular recognition and enhanced electrical stability
Reproduced with permission from J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 828, 157-165. Copyright 2017 Elsevier Reproduced with permission from ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2010, 2, 691-702. Copyright 2010 American Chemical Society
Reproduced with permission from Macromolecules 2009, 42, 2981-2987. Copyright 2009 American Chemical Society Reproduced with permission from Chem. Commun. 2007, 4387-4389. Copyright 2007 Royal Society of Chemistry
   

                    

Covers

Membership of Professional Organizations

Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and active French expert in the “Observatoire des Micro- et Nanotechnologies OMNT” network dedicated to advances, trends and prospects in molecular electronics.

Awards & Prices

2002 NATO fellowship, Invited scientist in the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa

CNRS Excellence Scientific Award (PES) 2011-2014

CNRS Research and Doctoral Supervision Prize (PEDR) 2017-2020

 

Publications referenced in HAL (may be incomplete)