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Is complexity a valuable criterion in applied science – a brief overview of the chemistry “made in Angers”

Séminaire Chimie ED459

Dr. Clément Cabanetos, CR CNRS, médaille de bronze CNRS 2019 (MolTech Anjou, UMR 6200, CNRS, Université d’Angers)

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Le Jeudi 19 Novembre 2020 après-midi

UM FdS, Salle de cours SC-12.01

Date de début : 2020-11-19 14:30:00

Date de fin : 2020-11-19 15:30:00

Lieu : UM FdS salle SC-12.01

Intervenant : Dr. Clément Cabanetos, CR CNRS, médaille de bronze CNRS 2019

MolTech Anjou, UMR 6200, CNRS, Université d’Angers

Over the past decades, the development of organic photovoltaics (OPV) has attracted considerable research attention leading to significant improvements in photoconversion efficiencies, now reaching more than 18% in single junction solar cells. However, these breakthroughs generally go hand in hand with the increase of synthetic complexity required to prepare such performing organic materials, thus moving further away from their potential large-scale production and industrialization. Hence, with a special emphasis on designing accessible pi-conjugated systems, this seminar aims at providing a retrospective of the past five years to illustrate the evolution of our synthetic approaches and methodologies through the exploration of new and original concepts.


After graduation in 2008, Clément Cabanetos undertook a PhD at the CEISAM laboratory (Nantes, France) on the synthesis of new crosslinkable polymers for nonlinear optics applications. Shortly after his PhD defense, he joined KAUST (Saudi Arabia) as a postdoctoral fellow to prepare efficient π-conjugated macromolecular materials for organic photovoltaics. Thereafter, in 2013 he was appointed as a CNRS researcher and joined the MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory (Angers, France) to develop new and original concepts for organic electronics. In 2019 he was awarded a “Médaille de Bronze” by the CNRS.

Contact local ICGM : Prof. Sébastien Clément (équipe CMOS)