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Prof. Muriel Hissler

Full professor in Chemistry

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
UMR 6226 CNRS - Université Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
Building 10A, Room 219
35042 Rennes Cedex. France

Phone : 33 (0) 2 23 23 57 83

Education experience

  • 1998 Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry – Group of Dr. R. Ziessel and Pr. A. Harriman, (Strasbourg, France)
  • 1999-2007 Assistant Professor - Group « Phosphorus and Molecular Materials » (University of Rennes 1, France)
  • 2006 Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (University of Rennes 1, France)
  • 2007 Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France
  • 2007 Full Professor in Chemistry (2007: 2nd Class - 2011: 1st Class, University of Rennes 1, France)

Professional experiences

International Level

  • 1998-1999 Post-doctoral Position - Group of Pr R. Eisenberg (University of Rochester, NY, USA)..
  • 2013-2017 Director of French - Chinese international laboratory CNRS-University of Rennes1 and University of Zhengzhou; Functional organophosphorus materials
  • 2013-2017 French ANR Coordinator of the France/Hong-Kong program : P-OPTOELECTR-MOLMAT – HK coordinator : Pr. V. W. W. Yam
  • 2013-2017 Vice Chair et Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) coordinator of the Smart Inorganic Polymers (SIPs) Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies COST Action CM1302

National Level

  • 2015-2018 Elected member of the French Chemical Society Board (SCF)
  • 2015-2019 Elected member of the national council of the universities, section: 32

University Level

  • 2004-2016 Member of the Chemistry department (in charge of Education), University of Rennes 1
  • 2014-2019 Elected member of UFR Science et Propriétés de la matière (SPM)
  • 2012 Responsible for the Master 2 degree in Molecular chemistry
  • 2012 Director of the « Phosphorus and Molecular Material group» (5 members : 4 CNRS research fellows, 1 Professor)
  • 2016-2020 Elected member of “commission formation et vie universitaire-CFVU” and president of the “commission disciplinaire à l’égard des usagers de l’Université de Rennes 1”


  • 2005 French Chemical Society award in coordination chemistry – Young chemist
  • 2015 Distinguished junior member of French Chemical Society

Research interests

My research activities are mainly directed towards the synthesis of pi-conjugated oligomers or polymers having physical properties useful for optoelectronic applications. The originality of our approach is to use the potential of the heterochemistry to prepare conjugated compounds having original structures and with new electronic properties directly related to the nature of the item. The major developments achieved in the last five years are i) the development of new emitting organophosphorus molecules for the construction of white OLEDs (solid state lighting), ii) the synthesis of phosphole based polymers and their use as sensors, iii) the development of chromophores presenting an unusual σ - π-conjugation for solar cells and iv) the development of highly luminescent hybrid materials based on the synergy between organic fluorophores and metal oxide nanoparticles.


  • Heterochemistry (P, S chemistry), Organometallic chemistry, industrial Chemistry
  • NMR spectroscopy, kinetics
  • Organic semiconductors, opto/electronic applications (OLED, Solar cells, OFET)


  • Prof. L. Nyulaszi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary): Theoretical calculations
  • Prof. C. Müller (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) : Phosphinine chemistry
  • Prof. J. Vohlidal (Charles University in Pragues, Czech Republic) : Coordination polymers
  • Dr J. Ackerman/Dr O. Margeat (CINaM, Marseille): Hybrid materials
  • B. Geffroy/ Dr D. Tondelier (Orgatech, LPICM): Opto-electronic devices
  • Dr. F. Odobel (CEISAM, Nantes): DSSCs
  • Dr. J.-F. Halet and A. Bouccekine (ISCR, Rennes): Theoretical calculations

Invited talks at Conferences: 27
Communications at Conferences: 31
Seminars in Laboratories: 35
Publications: 75
Book Chapter: 2
Patent: 4

Publications referenced in HAL since 2006