Kevin Bernot

INSA Assistant Professor

Email : kevin [dot] bernot [at] insa-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 84 34

Office number : INSA Rennes - Building 11 - 11


2017 Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
2015 Research Direction Habilitation
2009 Assistant Professor INSA-Rennes, Pr O.Guillou’s group
2008 Temporary lecturer INSA-Rennes
2007-2008 Post-doctoral fellow University of Florence
2004-2007 Joint PhD between INSA-Rennes (6m.) and University of Florence, Italy (30m.).

Research themes

Lanthanides, Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Magnetism, Luminescence, Single-Molecule Magnets, Single-Chain Magnets, Radical Ligands, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Multifunctional Materials, Surfaces.

Technical skills

Coordination Chemistry, Crystallography, Magnetic measurements, Luminescence measurements.

Teaching activities

General Chemistry in 1st and 2nd year INSA Rennes,
In charge of the EU ‘Applied Thermochemistry’ in 2nd Year.


2020: “Distinguished Junior Member “-French Chemical Society, SCF (2020-2024)
2020: Junior Award-Coordination Chemistry Division-French Chemical Society (SCF)
2017-2022: Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
2015-2022: PEDR, Excellence Scientific Award
2008: “ADocMolMag”, Best European PhD thesis in Molecular Magnetism

Selected publications

1- Bernot, K.; Daiguebonne, C.; Calvez, G.; Suffren, Y.; Guillou, O. "A Journey in Lanthanide Coordination Chemistry: From Evaporable Dimers to Magnetic Materials and Luminescent Devices" Acc. Chem. Res. 2021, 54, 427-440.

2- Houard, F.; Evrard, Q.; Calvez, G.; Suffren, Y.; Daiguebonne, C.; Guillou, O.; Gendron, F.; Le Guennic, B.; Guizouarn, T.; Dorcet, V.; Mannini, M.; Bernot, K.: Chiral Supramolecular Nanotubes of Single-Chain Magnets. Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 780-784.

3- Evrard, Q.; Houard, F.; Daiguebonne, C.; Calvez, G.; Suffren, Y.; Guillou, O.; Mannini, M.; Bernot, K.: Sonocrystallization as an Efficient Way to Control the Size, Morphology, and Purity of Coordination Compound Microcrystallites: Application to a Single-Chain Magnet. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 9215-9226.

4- Evrard, Q.; Cucinotta, G.; Houard, F.; Calvez, G.; Suffren, Y.; Daiguebonne, C.; Guillou, O.; Caneschi, A.; Mannini, M.; Bernot, K.: Self-assembly of a terbium(III) 1D coordination polymer on mica. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 2440-2448.

5- Huang, G.; Fernandez-Garcia, G.; Badiane, I.; Camara, M.; Freslon, S.; Guillou, O.; Daiguebonne, C.; Totti, F.; Cador, O.; Guizouarn, T.; Le Guennic, B.; Bernot, K. "Magnetic slow relaxation in a Metal Organic Framework made of chains of ferromagnetically coupled Single-Molecule Magnets" Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 6983-6991.

6- Kiefl, E.; Mannini, M.; Bernot, K.; Yi, X.; Amato, A.; Leviant, T.; Magnani, A.; Prokscha, T.; Suter, A.; Sessoli, R.; Salman, Z.: Robust Magnetic Properties of a Sublimable Single-Molecule Magnet. ACS Nano 2016, 10, 5663-5669.

Publications referenced in HAL