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 design of organic semiconductors for organic-based opto-electronic devices and molecular-based devices and the understanding of the key electronic processes in the bulk of organic layers and at interfaces in such devices.
He is (co)author of over 225 chapter books and papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
A few relevant publications of the past five years
“Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors ».
S. Coropceanu, J. Cornil, D.A. da Silva Filho, Y. Olivier, R. Silbey, and J.L. Brédas
Chemical Reviews 107 (2007) 926-952.
“Influence of Substituents on the Energy and Nature of the Lowest Excited States of Heteroleptic Phosphorescent Ir(III) Complexes: A Joint Theoretical and Experimental Study”.
I. Avilov, P. Minoofar, J. Cornil, and L. De Cola.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 129 (2007) 8247-8258.
“Molecular Understanding of Organic Solar Cells: The Challenges”.
J.L. Brédas, J.S. Norton, J. Cornil, and V. Coropceanu.
Accounts of Chemical Research 42 (2009) 1691-1699.
“A Quantum-Chemical Characterization of the Origin of Dipole Formation at Molecular Organic/Organic Interfaces”.
I. Avilov, V. Geskin, and J. Cornil.
Advanced Functional Materials 19 (2009) 624-633.
“The Role of Driving Energy and Delocalized States for Charge Separation in Organic Semiconductors”.
A.A. Bakulin, A. Rao, V.G. Pavelyev, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht, M.S. Pshenichnikov, D. Niedzalek, J. Cornil, D. Beljonne, and R.H. Friend.
Science 335 (2012) 1340-1344.
“Impact of Derivatization on Electron Transmission Through Dithienylene-Based Photoswitches in Molecular Junctions”.
C.Van Dyck, V. Geskin, A.J. Kronemeijer, D.M. de Leeuw, and J. Cornil.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 4392-4404.