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Yann MOLARD 35814

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Yann MOLARD 35814

UR1 Assistant Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR-CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc
35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Building 10A, Desk 33
Phone: +33 (0) 2 23 23 58 14

Education and professional experience

Yann obtained his PhD in 2000 at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) in the field of Supramolecular chemistry. After two years working in the field of molecular modelling as temporary Lecturer in the same university and at INSA Lyon, he came back to supramolecular chemistry during two years as a post doctoral fellow in Pr. J. H. Tucker’s group in UK where he developped anthracene containing molecular photoswitchable receptors.He was appointed as permanent Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Rennes 1 in September 2005 and joined the solid state chemistry and material team to develop a new research in the field of hybrid organic-inorganic functional nanomaterials. In particular, his research interests are focused on the integration of metallic clusters in organic matrices such as polymers or liquid crystals.

Research themes

Functional hybrid organic inorganic nanomaterials

Teaching activities

BsC of Chemistry: (first year, third year): Practical organic chemistry, atomistic, computing; Master of Solid state Chemistry and Materials: hybrid nanomaterials,

Membership of professional organizations

Member of the SCF

Scientific Collaborations

Pr. N. Naumov, Pr. Y. Mironov, Dr. K. Brylev, Dr. M. Shestopalov, Dr. A. Ledneva, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia
Pr. N. Ohashi, Pr. M. Kono, Dr. F. Grasset, Dr. B. Dierre, UMI LINK NIMS/CNRS/Saint Gobain, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Pr. S. M. Morris, Jesus College, Engineering Department, University of Oxford, UK
Pr. S. Laschat, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. M. Felix, ITQ, Valencia, Spain
Pr. J.-L. Duvail, Dr. E. Faulques, IMN, Nantes, France
Pr. L. Dupont, Optics Department, Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France
Dr. C. Labbe, Dr. J. Cardin, CIMAP, Caen, France
Pr. E. Cadot, Dr. S. Floquet, Institut Lavoisier, University of Versailles, France
Pr. H. Folliot, FOTON-OHM, INSA Rennes,France
Dr. A. Ghoufi, Dr. R. Lefort, Dr. F. Artzner, C. Meriadec, Dr. N. Huby, Pr. B. Beche, IPR, Rennes, France
Dr. E. Jacques, Dr. M. Harnois, Pr. D. Rondeau, IETR, Rennes, France


Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, molecular chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, molecular sensors, functional hybrid nanomaterials, polymers, metallic cluster based materials, luminescence.

Selected publications

1- Clustomesogens: Liquid Crystalline Hybrid Nanomaterials Containing Functional Metal Nanoclusters. Y. Molard. Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49, 8, 1514 – 1523.

2- Design and integration in electro-optic devices of highly efficient and robust red NIR phosphorescent nematic hybrid liquid crystals containing [Mo6I8(OCOCnF2n+1)6]2- (n = 1, 2, 3) nanoclusters. M. Prevôt, M. Amela-Cortes, S. K. Manna, R. Lefort, S. Cordier, H. Folliot, L. Dupont, Y. Molard. Adv. Func. Mater., 2015, 25, 4966 – 4975.

3- Tuned Red NIR phosphorescence of polyurethane hybrid composites embedding metallic nanoclusters for oxygen sensing. M. Amela-Cortes, S. Paofai, S. Cordier, H. Folliot, Y. Molard. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8177-8180

4- Voltage driven photoluminescence modulation of hybrid nanomaterial containing liquid crystalline hybridized ZnO nanoparticles. Neaime, C.; Prévôt, M.; Amela-Cortes, M.; Cîrcu, V.; Grasset, F.; Folliot, H.; Molard, Y. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20 (42), 17770-13776.

5- Sensitization of Er3+ Infra-red Photoluminescence embedded in an Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Copolymer containing Octahedral Molybdenum Clusters. Y. Molard, C. Labbé, J. Cardin, S. Cordier. Adv. Func. Mater., 2013, 23, 38, 4821-4825.

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