Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique
UMR 5623

Seminaire par Samuel Pearson / IPREM

Mercredi 6 septembre 2017 - 14h - salle Maroni / MHT

Samuel Pearson, chercheur à l'Institut des sciences analytiques et de physico-chimie pour l’environnement et les matériaux à Pau, fera une présentation sur le sujet des : Light-responsive honeycomb films and biomaterials using azobenzenes

Despite being discovered more than a century ago, azobenzenes remain among the most fascinating and functional molecules for developing light-responsive materials. Inspired by natural systems, my postdoctoral research in Pau has focused on light-responsive honeycomb films for controlling surface wettability using azobenzene-based polymers. A new class of azobenzenes which can be reversibly switched using only visible light (rather than traditional UV light) has also been explored, and an enjoyable detour into photoresponsive biomaterials has shown the power of light for controlling biological functions.

 

2017 IMRCP