Sylvain Achelle

Associate professor

Sylvain Achelle

Email : sylvain [dot] achelle [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 96 46 94 48

Office number : Lannion


2004: “Diplôme d’ingénieur” at Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Rouen (INSA-Rouen)

2004: Post-graduate diploma before the Ph.D., specialization in organic chemistry (DEA Chimie Fine) at the Science Faculty, University of Rouen.

2007: Ph. D. In Organic Chemistry, INSA-Rouen. Supervisors: Prof. N. Plé and Prof A. Turck. “Synthesis and research of new oligomers with diazine moities: applications as liquid crystals, fluorescent materials and potential NLO materials.”

2014: Accreditation to direct research (HDR), University of Rennes 1.

Professional experiences

2007: ATER position (lecturer) University of Rouen

2008: Post doctoral stay at University of Castilla la Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain (12 months). Supervisor: Prof. J. Rodríguez-López. “Synthesis of artificial opal containing a polyphenylenevinylene dendritic structure”

2009/2010: Post doctoral stay at Institut Curie, Orsay, France (18 months) Supervisors: Dr. M.-P. Teulade-Fichou and Dr. P. Maillard. “Synthesis, photophysical and photobiological study of mono- and biphotonic glycoconjugated photosensitizers "

Since 2010: Associate professor at IUT Lannion, UMR 6226 OMC team

Full time CNRS Researcher (Délégation CNRS): 09/2014-08/2015

Invited Professor:

  • Univ. Castilla-la-Mancha, Spain (2015, 9 weeks).
  • Univ. Pardubice, Czech Republic (2015, 1 week)



My research activities concern the design, synthesis and photophysical properties of azaheterocyclic organic and organometallic molecular materials for optics.

More specifically my projects concerns:

- The developpment of a large library of diazine fluorophores.

- The developpment of NLO chromophores based on diazine and /or pyranylidene heterocyclic fragments.

- White light emission based on controled protonation of azaheterocycles.

Publications referenced in HAL since 2006