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Dr Ludovic Favereau

CNRS Researcher
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
UMR 6226 CNRS - Université Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu - Building 10A - Room 236
35042 Rennes Cedex - France

Phone : 33 (0) 2 23 23 57 09

Education and professional experience

Ludovic Favereau (born in 1988) received his master degree in organic chemistry in 2011 from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Rouen. He obtained his PhD in 2014 from the University of Nantes under the supervision of Dr. Fabrice Odobel (Research Director at CNRS) on the synthesis of molecular architectures for mimicking the photosynthetic Z scheme function. He then carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford with Prof. Harry L. Anderson, FRS (Department of Chemistry) on the synthesis of porphyrin nanorings. In 2015, he was recruited as a CNRS researcher in the Phosphorus and Molecular Materials (PMM) group. His research focus on the development of chiral molecules with strong chiroptical properties (circular dichroism, circularly polarized luminescence...) in the visible and NIR part of the electromagnetic spectra for optoelectronic applications.
He is the co-author of 14 publications.

Research interests

π-conjugated chiral molecules for optoelectronic applications

  • OLEDs, organic photovoltaics, organic transistors
  • Circular dichroism (CD), Circularly Polarized Light (CPL) in the visible and near infra-red region


  • Dr. J. Crassous (University of Rennes, France): Helicene chemistry
  • Prof. L. Di Bari (University of Pisa, Italy): CPL measurement
  • Dr. M. Srebro-Hooper (University of Jagiellonian, Poland): theoritical investigations
  • Dr. N. Vanthuyne (University of Marseille, France): Chiral HPLC

Selected recent publications

  • A Molecular Tetrad That Generates a High-Energy Charge-Separated State by Mimicking the Photosynthetic Z-Scheme
    L. Favereau, A. Makhal, Y. Pellegrin, E. Blart, J. Petersson, E. Göransson, L. Hammarström, F. Odobel
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2016) 138 (11), 3752
  • Six-Coordinate Zinc Porphyrins for Template-Directed Synthesis of Spiro-Fused Nanorings
    L. Favereau, A. Cnossen, J. B. Kelber, J. Q. Gong, R. M. Oetterli, J. Cremers, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2015) 137 (45), 14256
  • Diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for efficient NiO-based dye-sensitized solar cells L. Favereau, J. Warnan, Y. Pellegrin, E. Blart, M. Boujtita, D. Jacquemin, F. Odobel
    Chem. Comm. (2013), 49 (73), 8018.

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