In the context of ICP conference that was held in Strasbourg this week, we had the pleasure to meet Pr. Prashant Kamat and Pr. George Thomas and their wifes. We thank them for their visit of our lab and for the nice time spent together !
Our last paper published recently in Angewandte Chemie, has been added to our Publications page. We showed direct evidence of non-radiative energy transfer neither of Förster nor of Dexter type, but due to the delocalized and entangled nature of the hybrid polaritonic states. We have measured energy transfer efficiency close to 37% for donor-acceptor distances over 100nm.
We have the pleasure to welcome two new post-doctoral researchers in our group since the 1st of July : Marcus Seidel and Kalaivanan Nagajaran.
Kalaivanan is coming from Kerala, India, and did his phD in the School of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research of Thiruvananthapuram on the “Strategies to Access Triplet Excited State in Core-Twisted Perylenediimides”, under the supervision of Dr. Mahesh Hariharan.
Marcus is coming from Germany and the topic of his phD work was the development of high power femtosecond thin-disk laser, where his research was focused on pulse compression, carrier-envelope-phase stabilization and broadband mid-infrared generation. It has been prepared in the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, in the group of Pr. Ferenc Krausz.
Morevover, Ming-Hao Li, who was with us for a Master 2 training, will stay in the lab and continue for a phD as he received a grant from the Ecole Doctorale de Chimie. Congratulations to him !
As this 2017 year has started in a somehow troubled and strange manner for the world, we hope that things will stabilize in the coming months. And as all the actions toward a more peaceful world desserve to be highlighted, we wanted to bring to the fore this nice editorial from Pierre Meystre in Physical Review Letters.