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.


Awarded « ADocMolMag », Best European PhD thesis in Molecular Magnetism

Selected publications

1- Yi, X.; Shang, J.; Pan, L.; Tan, H.; Chen, B.; Liu, G.; Huang, G.; Bernot, K.; Guillou, O. Li, R.-W. “Reversible Luminescence Modulation upon an Electric Field on a Full Solid-State Device Based on Lanthanide Dimers”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016 .

2- Selvanathan, P.; Huang, G.; Guizouarn, T.; Roisnel, T.; Fernandez-Garcia, G.; Totti, F.; Le Guennic, B.; Calvez, G.; Bernot, K.; Norel, L. Rigaut, S. “Highly Axial Magnetic Anisotropy in a N3O5 Dysprosium(III) Coordination Environment Generated by a Merocyanine Ligand”. Chem. Eur. J., 2016 , 22, 15222-15226.

3- 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.

4- Guillou, O.; Daiguebonne, C.; Calvez, G. Bernot, K. “A Long Journey in Lanthanide Chemistry: From Fundamental Crystallogenesis Studies to Commercial Anticounterfeiting Taggants”. Accounts Chem. Res., 2016 , 49, 844-856.

Publications referenced in HAL