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Bruno Bureau

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UR1 Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Building 10A, Room 268
Phone: +33 (0)


  • Ph. D, “Local order investigations in fluoride glasses by multinuclear solid state NMR”, 1998, University du Maine.
  • Accreditation to supervise research, « non-conventional glasses : structures and optical properties », 2003, University of Rennes 1.

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Professor in the “glasses and Ceramics” Laboratory UMR CNRS 6512, University of Rennes 1, 1999-2006
  • Professor in the “Glasses and Ceramics” group, Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes UMR CNRS 6226, University of Rennes 1, 2006-
  • Co-founder of the DIAFIR company in 2011 (“concours scientifique” renewed in 2016)

Some duties

  • In charge of the teaching Department, 2008-2012
  • In charge of the Master 1 of chemistry (fourth degree), 2008-2017
  • In charge of the Master of chemistry, 2010-2017
  • Head of the “infrared sensing group” in the glasses and ceramics Laboratory, 2006-2017
  • In charge of the Material Sciences sector at the Scientific board of the university of Rennes 1, 2012-2016
  • Member of the National Council of the University CNU 33, 2011-
  • Vice-President of the university of Rennes 1, in charge of the Human Ressources, 2016-


  • Technological innovation award of the pollutec-ADEME exhibition, Lyon, 2002 and 2011
  • American Ceramic Society Kreidl award 2007 for the Allison Wilhelm PhD
  • Yvan Peychès award from the French Academy of Sciences 2009
  • Appointed to the “Institut Universitaire de France” 2011-2016 (IUF Junior)
  • Co-winner of the OSEO grants for the DIAFIR company.

Current Themes of Research

  • Development of optical devices from glass or glass-ceramics for infrared sensing applications,
  • Creation of new glasses rich in tellurium which confers to materials the largest optical transmission, some semi conducting properties and glass to crystal transition behavior,
  • Better understanding the glass formation processes by coupling thermomechanical and structural studies (solid state NMR) to theoretical calculations.


  • Solid State NMR (Master degree)
  • Solid state chemistry (Bachelor and Master degree)
  • Glass science (Master degree)

Scientific production

  • About 200 articles in glass and material sciences
  • About 50 invitations to conferences, seminar or schools
  • About 10 book chapters (- Co-)supervising of 20 PhD

Publications referenced in HAL