Email: jerome.cornil@umons.ac.be
Phone: +32 (0) 65 37 38 72


Jérôme Cornil received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Mons-Hainaut (Belgium) in 1996 under the supervision of Jean-Luc Brédas.

After postdoctoral stays at the University of California at Santa Barbara (with A.J. Heeger) and at MIT Boston (with R.S. Silbey), he became a senior researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) in 2000.

His research interests mostly deal with the theoretical characterization at the atomistic level of the structural and electronic properties of organic and hybrid materials in their bulk or at interfaces in relation to their use in energy applications.

A few relevant publications of the past five years

“Unraveling Unprecedented Charge Carrier Mobility through Structure Property Relationship of Four Isomers of Didodecylbenzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene”.

Y. Tsutsui, G. Schweicher, B. Chattopadhay, T. Sakurai, J.B. Arlin, C. Ruzié, A. Aliev, A. Ciesielski, S. Colella, A.R. Kennedy, V. Lemaur, Y. Olivier, R. Hadji, L. Sanguinet, F. Castet, S. Osella, D. Dudenko, D. Beljonne, J. Cornil, P. Samori, S. Seki, and Y.H. Geerts.

Advanced Materials 28 (2016) 7106-7114.

“Influence of the Nature of the Anchoring Group on Electron Injection Processes at Dye-Titania Interfaces”.

I. Arbouch, D. Cornil, Y. Karzazi, B. Hammouti, R. Lazzaroni, and J. Cornil.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (2017) 29389-29401.

“Which Oxide for Low-Emissivity Glasses ? First-Principles Modeling of Silver Adhesion”.

D. Cornil, H. Wiame, B. Lecomte, J. Cornil, and D. Beljonne.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (2017) 18346-18354.

“HOMO Level Pinning in Molecular Junctions: Joint Theoretical and Experimental Evidence”.

S. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Z. Xie, O. Galangau, P. Selvanathan, L. Norel, C. Van Dyck, K. Costuas, D. Frisbie, S. Rigaut, and J. Cornil.

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9 (2018) 2394-2403.

“PEPDROID: Development of a Gerenic Dreiding-based Force Field for the Assessment of Peptoid Secondary Structures”.

S. Hoyas, E. Halin, V. Lemaur, F. Saintmont, Q. Duez, J. De Winter, P. Gerbaux, and J. Cornil.

Advanced Theory and Simulations 1 (2018) 1800089.