Yann Molard

UR1 Associate Professor

Email : yann [dot] molard [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 58 14

Office number : Beaulieu - Building 10A - 033

Education and professional experience

Yann obtained his PhD in 2000 at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) in the field of Supramolecular chemistry. After two years working in the field of molecular modelling as temporary Lecturer in the same university and at INSA Lyon, he came back to supramolecular chemistry during two years as a post doctoral fellow in Pr. J. H. Tucker's group in UK where he developped anthracene containing molecular photoswitchable receptors.He was appointed as permanent Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Rennes 1 in September 2005 and joined the solid state chemistry and material team to develop a new research in the field of hybrid organic-inorganic functional nanomaterials. In particular, his research interests are focused on the integration of metallic clusters in organic matrices such as polymers or liquid crystals.

Research themes

Functional hybrid organic inorganic nanomaterials

Teaching activities

BsC of Chemistry: (first year, third year): Practical organic chemistry, atomistic, computing;

Master of Solid state Chemistry and Materials: hybrid nanomaterials

Membership of professional organizations

Member of the SCF

Scientific Collaborations

Pr. N. Naumov, Pr. Y. Mironov, Dr. K. Brylev, Dr. M. Shestopalov, Dr. A. Ledneva, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia

Pr. S. M. Morris, Jesus College, Engineering Department, University of Oxford, UK

Pr. S. Laschat, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. M. Felix, ITQ, Valencia, Spain

Pr. Eduardo Ferreira Molina, UNiversity of Franca, Brazil

Pr. J.-L. Duvail, Dr. E. Faulques, IMN, Nantes, France

Pr. L. Dupont, Optics Department, Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France

Dr. C. Labbe, Dr. J. Cardin, CIMAP, Caen, France

Pr. E. Cadot, Dr. S. Floquet, Institut Lavoisier, University of Versailles, France

Dr. G. Loas, Pr. H. Folliot, FOTON, INSA Rennes,France

Dr. A. Ghoufi, Dr. R. Lefort, Dr. F. Artzner, C. Meriadec,  IPR, Rennes, France

Dr. E. Jacques, Dr. M. Harnois, Pr. D. Rondeau, IETR, Rennes, France


Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, molecular chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, soft materials, molecular sensors, functional hybrid nanomaterials, polymers, liquid crystal, metallic cluster based materials, luminescence.

Selected publications

1- Self-erasable inkless imprinting using a dual emitting hybrid organic–inorganic material. S. Khlifi, N. Fournier Le Ray, S. Paofai, M. Amela-Cortes, H. Akdas-Kiliç, G. Taupier, S. Derien, S. Cordier, M. Achard, Y. Molard. Materials Today, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2019.12.002

2-Lord of The Crowns: A New Precious In The Kingdom of Clustomesogens. K. Guy, P. Ehni, S. Paofai, C. Roiland, M. Amela-Cortes, S. Cordier, S. Laschat, Y. Molard. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 11692-11696

3-Clustomesogens: Liquid Crystalline Hybrid Nanomaterials Containing Functional Metal Nanoclusters. Y. Molard. Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49, 8, 1514 – 1523.

4- Design and integration in electro-optic devices of highly efficient and robust red NIR phosphorescent nematic hybrid liquid crystals containing [Mo6I8(OCOCnF2n+1)6]2- (n = 1, 2, 3) nanoclusters. M. Prevôt, M. Amela-Cortes, S. K. Manna, R. Lefort, S. Cordier, H. Folliot, L. Dupont, Y. Molard. Adv. Func. Mater., 2015, 25, 4966 – 4975.

5- Tuned Red NIR phosphorescence of polyurethane hybrid composites embedding metallic nanoclusters for oxygen sensing. M. Amela-Cortes, S. Paofai, S. Cordier, H. Folliot, Y. Molard. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8177-8180

6- Voltage driven photoluminescence modulation of hybrid nanomaterial containing liquid crystalline hybridized ZnO nanoparticles. Neaime, C.; Prévôt, M.; Amela-Cortes, M.; Cîrcu, V.; Grasset, F.; Folliot, H.; Molard, Y. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20 (42), 17770-13776.

7- Sensitization of Er3+ Infra-red Photoluminescence embedded in an Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Copolymer containing Octahedral Molybdenum Clusters. Y. Molard, C. Labbé, J. Cardin, S. Cordier. Adv. Func. Mater., 2013, 23, 38, 4821-4825.

Publications referenced in HAL