The Laboratory of Chemistry of Organic Polymers has 40 permanent researchers and 85 non-permanents, that are devoted to academic research in Polymer Science that focuses on the mechanisms of polymerization and macromolecular engineering, two topics that have propelled its reputation to an international level. An important activity of research at the LCPO is also devoted to the study of the macroscopic properties of polymers and to their valorisation for target applications, in particular in the domains of health, energy and nanotechnologies. Polymer science as it is investigated at the LCPO is thus at the interface of several sciences: molecular chemistry,physics of soft matter and engineering processes. The “Polymer Electronic Materials & Devices” team of the LCPO that is involved in this project has a longstanding experience and a worldwide reputation in the synthesis of functional (co-)polymers, their processing and their integration in organic electronic devices.


Among others, this team is particularly specialized in (1) the synthesis and design of functional materials for organic electronics, (2) block copolymers for advanced lithographic and storage applications, (3) organic conductive and electrophoretic inks, (4) semiconducting organic (co)polymers for energy (thermoelectricity, photovoltaics) and lighting, (5) ferroelectric materials for storage and energy applications. A state-of-the-art infrastructure dedicated to polymer synthesis, physical-chemical characterization and formulation was set-up consisting of a 1000 m2 fully equipped laboratory with a 150 m2 ISO 6 clean room. Over the last three years the group has published more than 30 articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals, gave about 60 invited/contributed presentations at scientific conferences/workshops/summer schools. Prof. Georges Hadziioannou is the leader of this team.

PIs involved in HyPhOE

Eric Cloutet received a PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Bordeaux in 1996 and did a postdoc at the University of Akron (Ohio, USA) in 1997. Then, he joined the CNRS at the University of Paris …

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Cyril Brochon received his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Bordeaux in 1999, where he studied the synthesis and anionic polymerization of novel silicon-based heterocycles …

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Georges Hadziioannou is a Chemistry Professor at the University of Bordeaux since February 2009, Holder of the Industrial Chair of ARKEMA/ANR HOMERIC “Hierarchical assembled Organic …

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List of Relevant Publications

  1. A.I. Hofmann, W.T.T. Smaal, M. Mumtaz, D. Katsigiannopoulos, C. Brochon, F. Schütze, O.R. Hild, E. Cloutet, G. Hadziioannou, “An Alternative Anionic Polyelectrolyte for Aqueous PEDOT Dispersions: Toward Printable Transparent Electrodes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54: 8506–8510, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201503024
  2. A.I. Hofmann, D. Katsigiannopoulos, M. Mumtaz, I. Petsagkourakis, G. Pecastaings, G. Fleury, C. Schatz, E. Pavlopoulou, C. Brochon, G. Hadziioannou, E. Cloutet, “How To Choose Polyelectrolytes for Aqueous Dispersions of Conducting PEDOT Complexes” Macromolecules 2017, 50 (5), 1959-1969, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02504
  3. Petsagkourakis, E. Pavlopoulou, G. Portale, B.A. Kuropatwa, S. Dilhaire, G. Fleury, G. Hadziioannou, “Structurally-driven Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties within Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin Films” Scientific Reports 2016, 6: 30501, DOI: 10.1038/srep30501