The team members.
The members of the group synthesize, characterise and test new organic materials in solar cells, and thermoelectric devices. Our research aims to understand the structure-properties relationships of these new materials, to implement them in devices, to improve their efficiency and to assess their robustness over time.
The talented team
Dr. Cyril Aumaître
Yann received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and in physical chemistry from the university of Brest. After working for 5 years in a laboratory of the Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) on materials for OLEDs, he joined CEA in 2005. He works now on the different projects developed in the team. He is specialized in the synthesis of pi-conjugated molecules and polymers. Yann is also the local contact in charge of the safety aspects in the STEP laboratory.
My name is Antonio Riquelme. I joined SyMMES (STEP) in September 2022 as a postdoc under the supervision of Dr. Renaud Demadrille in the framework of the ERC-Pisco project. I come from the warm south of Spain, where I did my Ph.D. at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, focusing on the ionic and electronic dynamics of new-generation photovoltaic materials. I needed a break from perovskites, so I moved here to study the optoelectronic properties of new photochromic dye-sensitized solar cells.
After a Master 2 "Polymers for Advanced Technologies" at University Grenoble Alpes. I started a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Sébastien Rolere at LITEN and Dr. Renaud Demadrille. The goal of my thesis is to develop new non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPU)
My name is Claire Bourguignon. In 2020, I obtained a Bachelor degree in Physics and Chemistry at the Sorbonne University and in 2022 I graduated with a Master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry and Solid-state Physics at Paris-Saclay University. In 2022, I joined the SolHyCat team to work on the preparation and characterization of NiO photo-cathodes for applications in photo-electrocatalysis. I am now a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. M. Chavarot-Kerlidou and Dr. R. Demadrille to work on new robust and efficient molecular photocathodes for the production of solar fuels.
My name is Antoine Curé, I joined the STEP team in May 2023 to do my PhD in materials chemistry. I'm an engineer from CPE Lyon and after a year in the Netherlands at DSM working on polymer synthesis and an internship at EPFL working on the development of perovskite solar cells with Prof. Grätzel, I joined the SYMMES laboratory to do a thesis on polymers for photovoltaics.
Past members (PhDs and Post-Docs)
Dr. José-Maria Andrès Castan (Post-Doc)
Dr. Anthonin Moinel (PhD Student)
Dr. Valid M. Mwalukuku (PhD student)
Dr. Johan Liotier (PhD student)
Mr. Pawel Veyre (Temporary research Engineer)
Dr. Lydia Cabau (Temporary Engineer, Researcher)
Dr. Gael Heintges (Post-Doc)
Dr. Quentin Huaulmé (Post-Doc)
Dr. Martina Sandroni (Temporary Engineer, Researcher)
Dr. Olivier Bardagot (PhD student)
Dr. Magatte Gueye (PhD student)
Dr. Damien Joly (Post-Doc)
Dr. Maxime Godfroy (PhD student)
Dr. Florent Caffy (PhD student)
Dr. Nicolas Delbosc (Post-Doc)
Dr. Zaireen Wan Nisa Yahya (PhD Student)
Dr. Hervé Muguerra (Post-doc)
Dr. Lionel Picard (Post-doc)
Dr. Frédéric Lincker (Post-Doc)
Dr. Kai Huang (Temporary Engineer, Researcher)
Dr. Eugen S. Andreiadis (PhD Student)
Past members (students)
Alix Haurez (Engineer School internship student, ENSCPB)
Remi Olivier (Master I internship student, UGA)
Diego Mirani (Pavia University, Erasmus Mundus)
Lorette Fernandez (University Grenoble Alpes, PhD Student)
Don Carl Abou Jaoude (Engineer School internship student, ENSCM)
Maximilian Brochnow (Master Internship student, Univ. Konstanz Germany)
Margaux Giroud (Master II internship student, UGA)
Aurélien Huet (Engineer School internship student, ENSCM)
Léa Gimeno (Master II Internship student, UPMC)
Alex Li (Master II, Intership student, UPMC)
Gaëlle Berthoux (Engineer School internship student, ENSCPM)
Vincent Goellner (Master II internship student, UGA)
Sébastien Thiery (Engineer School internship student, ENSCM)
Lauric Gaffiot (Master II internship student, UGA)
Ramzi Ben Fredj (Engineer School internship student, CPE-Lyon)