Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers

Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers

Editor(s): Mario Leclerc, Jean-François Morin

Print ISBN: 9783527324743

Online ISBN: 9783527629787

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629787

Author Biography


About the Author

Mario Leclerc was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry from Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada, in 1987, under the guidance of Prof. R.E. Prud?homme. After a short post-doctoral stay at INRS-Energie et Materiaux near Montreal with professor L.H. Dao, he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, in Mainz, Germany, as a post-doctoral fellow in the research group of Prof. Dr. G. Wegner. In 1989, he accepted a position of professor at the department of chemistry of Universite de Montreal. He returned to Universite Laval in 1998 where he holds since 2001 the Canada Research Chair on Electroactive and Photoactive Polymers. His current research activities include the synthesis and characterization of new conjugated oligomers and polymers for applications in micro- and nano-electronics, electro-optics, genomics, and proteomics.

Jean-Francois Morin is Assistant Professor at Universite Laval in the Department of Chemistry. After his PhD in Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Mario Leclerc, he went to the Tour group at Rice University in Houston, USA, as a post-doctoral research fellow and worked on the development of self-propelled nanomachines on surfaces. In 2006 he moved back to Laval where his current research activities include the synthesis and characterization of organic nanotubes, nanoscale machinery, n-type organic materials and rotaxane-based nanomaterials for surface modification.

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