Women’s day

With a bit of delay, here is the traditional “Women’s day” group picture of women working in ISIS, where three members of our team are present, together with Jean-Marie Lehn and ISIS new director, Jean-François Lutz.

Photo : C. Schneider

Note that in the same line, we will receive on March 15 a group of high school students in our lab, in the framework of the event “Sciences, un métier de femmes“, to promote scientific professions among young women.

Welcome to Giovanni !

Since 10 days now, we have a new member in the team, Giovanni Mormina, who is currently taking the courses of the master Condensed Matter and Nanophysics in Strasbourg. Before coming in Alsace, he completed his education at the University of Bordeaux and his previous internships at the Laboratoire d’Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine.
He is now starting a four-month internship at ISIS on stochastic thermodynamics and will work under the direction of Cyriaque Genet. Welcome to him !

Congratulations to Luis !

The defense went super well and we congratulate Dr. Dr. Pires, here below with his phD defense jury. Many thanks to the external members for their participation and the inspiring talks they gave during the minisymposium the day before.

Visit of Pr Paulo Maia Neto

We will have the pleasure to host in our lab Pr Paulo Maia Neto, from Physics Institute of UFRJ, Brasil, for a full month from December 6. He is a specialist in quantum optics, Casimir physics, quantum optomechanics and optical tweezers. During his stay, he will give two lectures in the framework of the Physics Doctoral School

– Lecture 1 (December 11, 4pm) : Decoherence of massive particles by radiation pressure

– Lecture 2 (December 20, 4pm) : Dynamical Casimir effects with atoms

You can find more details about the lectures, that will take place in the auditorium of IPCMS, Cronenbourg Campus, on this page.

If you wish to meet Pr Maia Neto during his stay, don’t hesitate to contact Dr Cyriaque Genet.

Welcome to Francesco !

Since one week, we have the pleasure to welcome Francesco Bertocchi as a visiting PhD student in our group. He graduated from University of Parma in 2021 with a master’s degree in Chemistry, then he started a PhD in Chemical Sciences, still at University of Parma, in the Spectroscopy and Modeling of Functional Molecular Materials group, directed by Pr Anna Painelli. His main research interests are supramolecular aggregation and chirality. Francesco is now in his third and last PhD year and will stay among us for 3 months, welcome to him !

Departures and arrivals

As often, autumn is a period of departures and arrivals in the lab : Shahana, Bianca and Sujith all left the group after the end of their contract, and we wish them all the best for their future !

We have the pleasure to welcome two new students, Benjamin Boglio and Swathi Swaminathan.

Photo : Antoine Tartar

Ladies first, Swathi is originated from Tamil Nadu (India). She is a physical chemist and graduated in 2015 from Pondichéry University. She pursued with a phD thesis at IIT Kanpur, entitled Harvesting hot holes through visible light excitation of plasmonic nanoparticles for photocatalytic reactions, under the supervision of Dr Manabendra Chandra and Pr. Jitendra K. Bera and she defended in may 2023. She will help us to elucidate how chemical reactions are affected by vibrational strong coupling.

Concerning Benjamin, he was born in New Caledonia but grew up in Tasmania (Australia). He moved to Strasbourg where he obtained his bachelor degree in chemistry before integrating the program of the CSC graduate school. He is now starting his phD under the codirection of Mathias Pauly , from PECMAT team at ICS, and Cyriaque Genet. He will study chirality preserving mirrors and chiral cavities with the Mueller polarimetry.

Welcome to both of them !


Welcome to (another) Rémi !

We have the pleasure to welcome for one year Rémi Avriller as a visiting researcher in our team, as part of the Itinerance@INC2023 call. Rémi is a permanent researcher from the CNRS in Condensed Matter Theory team and Quantum Transport and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems group in LOMA, Bordeaux University, France. He is a condensed matter theorist, specialized in mesoscopic physics and quantum transport. He is currently investigating the stochastic dynamics of chemical reactions and the chiroptical properties of molecules strongly coupled to electromagnetic Fabry-Pérot modes and no doubt that we will share plenty of nice discussions and projects with him !